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Grace K. Althenn

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter's Lutheran Church member

Grace K. Althenn, 88, formerly of Bethlehem, died Aug. 16, 2012, in the Keystone Villa, Douglassville. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Russell E. and Ruth (Searles) Keiper. She was the wife of John G. Althenn for 62 years.

She was a 1941 graduate of Wilson Borough HS.

She belonged to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, where she sang in the choir for 40 years and was active in the Altar Guild. She baked hundreds of pies for the Bach Festivals over the years.


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

Wednesday, August 29

The Salvation Army's Women's Ministries, "It's All About Pillows", 1 p.m., 521 Pembroke Road. Call 610-867-4681.

Thursday, September 6

Muslims and Christians United: A Lehigh Valley Initiative for Justice and Peace; bring pot-luck (no meat or gelatin), 6:30 p.m. dinner; panel discussion. Wesley United Methodist Church, 2540 Center St. Call 610-866-1734 or 610-533-7391 or visit

Lehigh Valley Chapter Executive Women, 5:30 p.m., Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie. Call 610-264-6966.

Jason Aldean

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

7 p.m. Aug. 30, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Born Jason Aldine Williams, Feb. 28, 1977, Macon, Ga., Jason Aldean has seven No. 1 country singles since his 2005 self-titled debut album which, along with "Wide Open" (2009), went platinum. His hits include "Why," "She's Country,""Big Green Tractor," "The Truth," "Dirt Road Anthem" and "Fly-Over States." His other albums are "Relentless" (2007) and "My Kinda Party" (2010). His first single, "Take A Little Ride," released July 16, is from his forthcoming album, "Night Train," set for Oct. 16 release.

Lincoln PCN talk telecast

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by The Press in Focus

The Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC), the State Library and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation to bring three Civil War lectures commemorating the 150th anniversary to its statewide audience.

The first of these lectures, "Lincoln's Love of Pennsylvania," is to air 6 p.m. Aug. 31, with an encore presentation, 3 p.m. Sept. 2.


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

Monthly meeting set for Oct. 7

The Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International will hold its monthly meeting on Oct. 7 at Herb's to Your Success – Come Pamper Yourself, at 35 Belvidere St., Nazareth.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m.

For membership information, email theresa.; for golf outing information, email laura.basara@


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

Steel plant trestle study begins

The City of Bethlehem, working with the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, will undertake a planning and design study of the Hoover-Mason Trestle. The trestle, at the site of the Sands Casino and owned by Sands BethWorks retail, LLC, was used to carry ore cars from the ore yard area to the blast furnaces.

The goal is to provide more connectivity between that portion of the site and the Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort, its amenities and any future development along East First Street.


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

Digging started, large star to be placed

The Main Street Improvement Project "We Dig Main Street" at Main and Walnut streets began on August 27. Construction is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.

Some traffic flow will be interrupted due to the elimination of one lane, however, it is not expected to cause extended delays. There will be two-way traffic for most of the construction period.