Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Mary Wozniak will discuss medical identity fraud. Non-members and guests are always welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Baked goods, light lunch, flea market items and flowers for planting/hanging are available to purchase. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 610-965-6796.
Salisbury Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the third marking period.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Grade 6: Brooke Bleam, Jacob Bucchin, Shauna Connelly, Mason Dickert, Nolan Grejda, Han Kloosterman, Jacob Knerr, Alexandra Lea, Christopher Lovelidge, Thomas Lovelidge, Dana McCloskey, Tristan Monahan, Macy Newman, Reese Petrie, Alexis Quier, Mikayla Seidel, Katie Seiler, Laurans Trinh
As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, have halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 11 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
To the Editor:
Our country needs change. Desperately. Change in Washington, D.C.
The forces of gerrymandering and huge money in politics are stealing away our democracy.
In D.C., we need a U.S. House member who will work daily on issues important to the vast majority. One who will work to preserve Social Security and Medicare. One who will fight for our families, working people and the middle class.
Betty A. Snyder, 89, of Kutztown and formerly of Quakertown, died peacefully April 27, 2018, at Kutztown Manor. She was the wife of the late William E. Bergstresser and Harold W. Snyder. Born in Geryville, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Blumie (Yorkey) Gaugler.
She is survived by daughters, Fay and her husband Lester Hoff, and Lugene and her husband Scott Wendling; stepdaughter, Starr and her husband Gerald Dreisbach; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four siblings. She was predeceased by her children, JoAnn and Kevin Bergstresser and Diane Geist.
The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform a “Side-By-Side” concert with guest conductor Dr. Virginia Allen and Carol Jantsch, principal tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.
The band will also give a Mother’s Day concert 7 p.m. May 13 and a Memorial Day concert 7 p.m. May 27, both at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.
For information, call 610-434-7026 or go to allentownband.com.
Ruth Frederick (Hartman) Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, at The Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at 85.
Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.
She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.
Ruth was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.