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‘Raising the Paw’

Friday, March 20, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Because of concerns about the Coronavirus, the LCCC Foundation’s sixth annual “Raising the Paw Bingo” has been rescheduled from March 21 to 6 p.m. June 19 in the Lisa Jane Scheller Community Services Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College main campus, Schnecksville.

Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Prizes include designer purses by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and other popular brands.

Food service will be provided by CulinArt.

A bake sale will be held by Veterinary Technician students.

Donald G. Arnold, Jr.

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donald G. Arnold Jr., 54, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospice Inpatient Unit, Allentown. He was the husband of Rebecca L. (Zacharda) Arnold. They celebrated 33 years of marriage last September. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Donald G. Sr. and Marie (Schaller) Arnold.

He worked for Reeb Millwork, Inc., Bethlehem for the last 35 years.

He was a member of Locust Valley Chapel, Coopersburg and enjoyed music, hiking and being outdoors.

Stephanie Sikorski

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member, St. Paul’s Orthodox Church

Stephanie Sikorski, 94, of Bethlehem, died March 14, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sikorski. They were married for 62 years. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Stephan and Anna (Bereza) Salash, of Allentown.

She graduated from William Allen High School in 1943.

She and her husband ran the College View Hotel and Dietz Freight Line Moving Co. She launched a career later in life as a manager with John Wanamaker’s.

Thelma I. Wenner

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Emmaus High School graduate

Thelma I. Wenner, 84, a longtime resident of Worcester, died March 11, 2020, at Brandywine Living at Dresher Estates. She was the wife of the late Walter H. Wenner Jr., who died in 1998. Born in Acme, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Luella (Keslar) Anderson.

She was a graduate of Emmaus High School. She received an associate degree in applied sciences from Montgomery County Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Gloria S. Gekas

Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Gloria S. Gekas, 81, of Macungie, died March 14, 2020, surrounded by her family at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of George G. Gekas. They were married for 60 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Vera (Charles) Stratos.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Bethlehem and active with the Ladies Philoptochos of the Cathedral.


Thursday, March 19, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Their secrets are not safe with us

Most of us prefer sunshine. It’s rare to hear someone say, “That was a nice, cloudy day.”

We’re invigorated by a glorious sunrise and spend hours outdoors on brilliantly sunny days.

As John Denver so succinctly sang, “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.”

In journalism, the reference to sunshine takes on an equally important meaning. Each year in March, news media organizations across the country celebrate Sunshine Week.