Bethlehem Press

Thursday, April 26, 2018

PENNDOT Road closure through May 18

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Willow Park Road is closed between Easton Avenue, at the intersection with the Keystone Pub, and Freemansburg Avenue, for repairs.

The projected completion date is May 18. The bridge, which was designated structurally deficient, will see the bridge deck resurfaced, new sidewalk and parapets added and stream debris removed.

The work is in addition to last year’s Easton Avenue corridor improvement project.

Ruth D. Schmidt, sales clerk

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Ruth D. Schmidt, 85, of Macungie, died April 3, 2018, while in the care of Compassus Hospice, Lehigh Center, Macungie. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Fred W. and Viola A. (Reeder) Hoffman. She was the wife of the late Charles W. Schmidt II.

She was a sales clerk for Egypt Star Bakery for 20 years, until she retired in 1987.

She was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fullerton.

She was a former member of the Fullerton American Legion, where she was on the ladies auxiliary.

Clare H. Kubat, cafeteria worker

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Clare H. Kubat, 94, of Bethlehem, died March 30, 2018. Born in Fountain Hill, she was a daughter of Helen (Urban) and Walter J. Stein. She was the wife of the late Peter S. Kubat for 61 years.

For 33 years, she enjoyed feeding “the boys” at the Lehigh University cafeteria.

She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Church, where she was a member of the Ladies of Charity.

She is survived by two sons, Peter P. and his wife Kathy and David P.; four grandchildren, Christie, Peter, Philip and Paul; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Kayley, Blake and Chase.

Charles E. Bednar, worked for the city

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Charles E. Bednar, 86, of Bethlehem, died April 1, 2018. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Cyril and Agnes (Lawrence) Bednar. He was the husband of the late Helen (Liberno) Bednar.

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

Before he retired, he worked for Reeb Millwork for 10 years, Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 20 years and the City of Bethlehem for 10 years.

He was a lifelong member of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, currently the Incarnation of Our Lord Parish.

Parkland: ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Parkland High School rings in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7:30 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 3 p.m. April 15, auditorium, Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.

With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by James Lapine (1999) and Peter Parnell (2014), the musical is based on “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame,” the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo and features songs from the 1996 Walt Disney animated film adaptation.

ASO Series

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ARTS AT ST. JOHN’S:

The second 2018 “ASO Chamber Series” concert, presented by the Allentown Symphony Association with Arts at St. John’s, features Jonathan Clark, Principal Horn, Allentown Symphony Orchestra; Michael Toth, Principal Pianist, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, and Ruotao Mao, violinist, 12:10 p.m. April 10, St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Alentown.

Charter Arts: ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

A Broadway musical swirls around a theater fan as he sits in his apartment at Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts with “The Drowsy Chaperone” at 7 p.m. April 11, 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, “The Drowsy Chaperone” opened on Broadway in 2006, receiving 13 Tony nominations and receiving five Tony Awards.