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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Freemansburg honors veteran public servant

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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Gerald Yob, who served as Freemansburg’s mayor for 36 years and twice as a borough council member, has been honored by his neighbors and constituents. Borough council recently named its municipal park after him, where you’ll find him behind a hot grill at the annual National Night Out. Yob first got involved in government to clean out the rats. Not the two-legged kind, but honest-to-goodness rats that had infested his neighborhood. He has spent over a half century serving his borough.


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

There may be costs and registration restrictions / deadlines. Visit or call the organization as listed for more information.

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2.

Annual Summer Art Academy: Publishing your own book (cost). Ages five to 12. 6 to 8 p.m. To register, call: 610-866-1515; limited space. Fritz United Methodist Church, 303 W. Packer Ave.

Sunday, July 28 to Thursday, August 1

Athens (Paul’s dangerous journey), ages four to completed fifth grade, 6:15 to 9 p.m. First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St. To register, visit

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Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Nicholas J. Giambilis, restaurant, diner owner

Nicholas J. Giambilis, 72, of Newville, died July 6, 2019. He was the husband of Amy (Coletti) Giambilis for 47 years.

Born in Kambia, Chios, Greece, he was a son of the late Demetrios and Kaliope (Karsos) Giambilis.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Camp Hill.

He was the owner of Little John’s (Momma Spriggs), Carlisle Diner, and The Valley, all in Carlisle; the Middlesex Diner; and The Hearth and the Family Restaurant, both in Lebanon.

Alfredo E. Chavez Sr., Central Assembly of God minister

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

The Rev. Alfredo E. Chavez Sr., 82, of Bethlehem, died July 2, 2019, in his home. Born in Huayaucito, Peru, he was the son of the late Gustavo and Lorenza (Escalante) Chavez. He was the husband of Dorcas (Ayling) Chavez for 52 years.

He was the Spanish minister of the Central Assembly of God Church, Bethlehem, for 28 years until he retired.


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

ARTSQUEST, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers (adult supervision for age 14-15) to join the best music festival in North America – Musikfest! Sign up at or call Courtney at 610-332-1354 for a paper application.

SHARECARE FAITH IN ACTION, Bethlehem, provides free volunteer services to elderly/disabled persons such as transportation, shopping, visitations, and therapy dog visits. Call Lynn Heiney, 610-867-2177.

VETERANS Women vet expo in Wilkes-Barre

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services (GAC-VS) will host a Women Veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.

Nine a.m.-noon at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, 1111 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre.