The Pennsylvania Department of General Services is seeking bids for the demolition of the Allentown State Hospital Campus.
The demolition would reduce the $2.2 million annual carrying costs spent by the Department of Human Services to secure and maintain the property in its current state.
The demolition would cover all buildings on the Allentown State Hospital Campus and return the property to green space.
The project scope also includes a provision for historic items to be removed from the property before demolition.
Hopefully you were able to spend the holidays with friends, family and guests.
Here is the Lehigh Valley Press Focus theater review list for 2018.The list includes production title, theater company, review publication date and reviewer’s name.
The publication dates correspond to dates where the reviews are archived on the Lehigh Valley Press web page:
“Christmas City Follies XIX,” Touchstone Theatre, Dec. 11. Carole Gorney.
“A Christmas Carol,” Civic Theatre of Allentown, Dec. 5. Carole Gorney
Linda M. George, 55, of Macungie, died Dec. 12, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the companion of Keith Jones. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Thomas G. Wetzel and the late Carol G. (Zoch) Hoppes.
She worked for Cedarbrook Nursing Home for 20 years as a nurse’s aide. She also bartended at the Alburtis Fire Co. Social Club for many years.
She was a member of the Alburtis Fire Company, where she was like a mother and grandmother to the firefighters and was a member of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club.
Bruce K. Geary, 75, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 10, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Cheryl (Hildebrand) Geary, with whom he shared over 53 years of marriage. Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Vincent Geary and Laura (Pussini) Geary Wagner and stepson of Russell Wagner.
He was a 1961 graduate of Lehighton Area High School.
He served in the U.S. Naval Air Force as an aviation electrician during the Vietnam War.
For many years he worked in tool and die manufacturing for General Electric and later Black and Decker.
Genevieve L. Krieger, 90, of Salisbury Township, died Dec. 15, 2018, in her home. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late William and Frances (Werst) Haney. She was the wife of the late Harry G. Krieger Sr. who died in 2015.
She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.
She was past president of District 8 and senior vice president of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2124.
Arthur Marean Madarassy, 93, of Emmaus, formerly of Wilmington, Del., died peacefully Dec. 9, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Faith Vandever Gottschall Madarassy who died in 2016. Born in Binghamton, N.Y., and raised in Brooklyn, he was an accomplished musician, keen scientist, experienced builder, avid ballroom dancer and chef.
Dennis R. Holland Sr., 70, of Emmaus, died Dec. 17, 2018, in his residence. He was the husband of Lucy (Talbot) Holland. They were married for 49 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Frances A. (Schmeltzle) and Kenneth R. Holland Sr.
He worked in the sporting goods department at Walmart for 17 years. Previously he owned and operated Emmaus Cycle and Fitness and worked for George’s Cyclery and Bike Line.
He honorably served his country in the Army during Vietnam.
St. Ann School has announced the names of students named to the first trimester honor roll as follows:
Grade 8: Eve Binder, Anna Farnschlader, Jessamine Magalona, Lola Schaeffer, Madyson Tait
Grade 7: Harper Daly, Erin Durso, Keira Gilboy, Logan Hartman, Catherine Raynock, Gregory Smith
Grade 6: Pearl Bixler, Nora Casciano, Rachel Fleck, Anand George, LaMiyah Helms, Zoe Hulings, Maya Molnar, Natalie Molnar, Ella Patterson, Connor Spagna, Sophia Tranguch