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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Relaxing jazz: Chaise Lounge eases back into Miller Symhony Hall, Allentown, for the “Jazz Upstairs Series,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Charlie Barnett, Marilyn Older, Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson and Pete Ostle perform music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and found its way onto a contemporary CD. The five Washington, D.C. area jazz musicians play arrangements of standards and original tunes, featuring the vocals of Marilyn Older. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown;; 610-432-6715

Patricia A. Keeler, of Bethlehem

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Patricia A. Keeler, 78, of Bethlehem, died on August 9, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Harold P. and Laura A. (Smith) Hartman. She was the wife of William S. Keeler for 54 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles A. Hampton Jr. and his wife Sheila of Allentown; a brother, Harold P. Hartman Jr. and his wife Grace and a sister, Ruth Hartman, all of Quakertown; three grandchildren, Cyrstal, Charles III and Devin; and five great-grandchildren, John III, Justin, Josh, Jennah and Aria.

RADIO CLUB Licensing classes to start Sept. 3

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free public amateur ham radio (not CB) operators and general class licenses classes on Tuesdays for nine weeks from 7-9 p.m. beginning September 3. The simultaneous licensing sessions classrooms are at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth, 18064.

The suggested age for attendance is about eight and older. For information and to register, call 610-432-8286 or email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or visit


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Luke’s Health Network

Next Step target new moms

St. Luke’s Next Step program, currently in its fourth session, targets new mothers and pregnant women ages 17 to 24 who live in Lehigh and Northampton counties, have a high school diploma or GED and are economically disadvantaged. The goal is to break the cycle of poverty with two six-month Next Step sessions per year for a total of up to 20 women training for entry-level health care careers.

AARP Free trial offer scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the company (reviews and contact information) and the terms and conditions of the offer.

AARP Rental property scams

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Renting a home is often a big expense and an even bigger one when the rental is a scam.

Scammers look for easy cash by collecting first month’s rent, deposits and application and background check fees and then bolt before handing over the keys.

Numerous versions of rental frauds abound: some are bait-and-switch while others will attempt to rent out properties that are already leased or otherwise unavailable.

Emily Jane Meixell, Martin Guitar custom artist

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Emily Jane Meixell, 36, of Bethlehem, died July 31, 2019. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of Nancy J. (Burk) Meixell and the late Peter G. Meixell. She was the wife of Erica Berman.

She was a custom shop artist for Martin Guitar, Nazareth.

In addition to her wife and mother, she is survived by a sister, Laura Bauer and her husband Andrew; a nephew, Zachary; and a niece, Hannah.

LEHIGH COUNTY Flag disposal sites created

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations of Cedarbrook county homes.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.