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Easton Corbin

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Easton Corbin opens for The Band Perry, 7 p.m. Aug. 31, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Corbin, born April 12, 1982, Gilchrist County, Fla., received an agribusiness degree from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He and Briann married Sept. 2, 2006. Corbin's self-titled 2010 debut album includes two No. 1 hits, "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It," and a Top 15 hit, "I Can't Love You Back. His first single, "Lovin' You Is Fun," released in February, is from his second album, "All Over the Road," set for Sept. 18 release.

Bluegrass shindigs to be at ArtsQuest

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Starting next month, the nonprofit Appalachian Fiddle and Bluegrass Association's (AFBA) monthly shindigs move to the Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

Performing at the first event Sept. 9 will be Louie Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys, Hillbilly Souls and Hub Hollow, and several regular supporting bands.

The AFBA shindigs, which feature scheduled performers as well as jam sessions, are noon to approximately 5 p.m. the second Sunday of each month September - April.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Patriot Day set for Sept. 11

Hanover Township (Northampton County) will hold the annual Patriot's Day on Sept. 11 with a Boy Scout flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Hanover Township Community Center, 3660 Jacksonville Road.

Worn or tattered flags may be dropped off at the center or the township building prior to Sept. 11 for proper disposal during the ceremony. Call 610-866-1140 for information.

Virgilio Ogando, principal, Holy Infancy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in School

QYour education/professional background?

I was born and raised in New York City. I have a B.A. in behavioral science and elementary education, and two masters, one in bilingual education special education, and an M.S. in educational leadership administration. I was principal at St. John Vianney and Holy Spirit schools in New Jersey.

QWhat led you to this career?

AI have always wanted to be an administrator. When I started teaching I always knew that someday I was going to be a principal. I had the calling to serve others as a leader.

Home invasion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Freemansburg police responded to an alleged home invasion in the 100 block of Walnut Street around 5:30 a.m. Aug. 16.

According to police, the victims, a married couple with two children, were forcibly detained by three men who ransacked their home.

The male victim alleged while leaving for work around 4:30 a.m. he observed a blue Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler on the trunk sitting across the street with its lights on. As he made for his own car, the Impala blocked the driveway and two men exited while a third stayed inside.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Classes to begin on Sept. 6

The Community Action Development Corporation ( CADC) of Bethlehem will hold entrepreneurial training classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays for 18 weeks beginning Sept. 6. The program will be held at Broughal Community School, 114 W. Morton St.

There will be one-on-one assistance and guest presenters. Topics cover starting and operating a business, including marketing, finance, insurance, legal and real estate considerations. Graduates will have a written business plan complete with financial considerations.

Randy L. Skinner

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

Verizon retiree

Randy L. Skinner, 64, of Bethlehem died Aug. 14, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Born in Honesdale, he was a son of the late Raymond N. Skinner and Dolores (Brill) Skinner of Honesdale. He was the husband of Suzanne M. (Wagner) Skinner for 29 years.

He was in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany, during the Vietnam era. He received the Good Conduct medal.

He worked for the former Western Electric and was retired from Verizon.

He was a member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and the NRA.

Walter Beilfuss

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

pipefitter, mechanic

Walter Beilfuss, 78, of Bethlehem Township, died Aug. 6, 2012, in his home. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Maybelle (Heydorn) and Walter G. Beilfuss. He was the husband of Jeanette Beilfuss and the late Joan Beilfuss.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He was a pipefitter and mechanic for many companies, such as Rohm and Haas Chemical Company, Zenith Electronics, Gould Brown Boveri (ITE), Solid State Scientific, Inc., American Electronic Laboratories, Deja-Vu Mechanicals, Ford Electronics and Refrigeration and A-Treat Bottling Company.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer awards to be given Oct. 4

Several local supporters of the Cancer Support Community will be honored from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the event center at Blue, 4431 Easton Ave.

The awards, winners and projects are: Philanthropy: Heather Rodale, Healing Through The Arts Women's 5K Classic; Distinguished Service: Heman Patel, East Penn Business Machines Inc. and Rob Vaughn, 69 News WFMZ-TV; and Distinguished Community Partner Award: Highmark Blue Shield-Sue Manela, Northampton Community College.

For information or reservations, call 610-861-7555.