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Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Herron Funeral Homes is hosting a coat drive to collect warm, clean, gently worn or new coats and thermal underwear in all sizes at their locations, 458 Center St. and 1145 Lehigh St. For more information,call 610-866-0671.

The clothing will be donated to Bethlehem Emergency Shelter and Serving to Aid and Restore, 75 E. Market St., to be distributed in our community to help our neighbors stay safe and warm this winter.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Charter Arts: ‘Christmas Carol’ Dec. 7

The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts will host Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Olivier award-winning British producer and actor Guy Masterson, will be presented at 7 p.m. on December 7 in the Charter Arts theatre, 321 E. Third St. For show tickets, visit

The London based actor, director, producer and writer will conduct a master-class for theatre students the day prior to the show.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Penn State: Santa at campus Dec. 7

Penn Staters are invited to a Nittany Lion’s Holiday Party from 10 a.m. to noon on December 7 at the Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley. There will be a visit from Santa Claus, arts and crafts, face painting, music and refreshments. The event is hosted by the Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Society.

William J. Connell Jr., senior expeditor in purchasing

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

William J. Connell Jr., 85, of Fountain Hill, died Nov. 11, 2019. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. Sr. and Nora (Flynn) Connell. He was the husband of Mary J. (Silvoy) Connell for 59 years.

He was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic HS. He attended Lehigh University where he studied business marketing until he was recruited.

He was in United States Army Security Agency and was in Okinowa, Japan, from 1957-1959.

Mary Ellen Mack, librarian

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Mary Ellen Mack, 83, of Buttzville, New Jersey, died November 12, 2019, at Sacred Heart Senior Living. Born in Manhattan, New York, she was a daughter of the late John and Delia (Haddigan) Clarke. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Mack for 27 years.

She was a librarian for over 20 years for the Warren County Library in New Jersey. She was a bookkeeper for Monteath Moulding, and also worked with the Bronx Zoo in New York City.

She was involved with her parish, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, Hellertown.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Cancer Institute Forum Nov. 21

The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute will hold a free community forum on lung cancer at 5:30 p.m. on November 21 in rooms 6, 7 and 8 at the Richard Fleming Educational Conference Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

RED CROSS Blood drive in progress

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The American Red Cross will giving eligible donors between November 18 and December 18 a $5 gift card (via email), courtesy of Suburban Propane.

For more details, location search by ZIP code, and to make an appointment, use the Red Cross Blood Donor App online at; or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); or by enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

STUDENT PROFILE - Liam Chavez, Liberty HS/BAVTS - Coordinated by Julia Swan

Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in School

Family members: Dario (dad), Mary (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is history (both world and American) because I enjoy understanding the modern day world and what events and people helped to establish it.

Activities: SkillsUSA, National Technical Honor Society, local youth group.

Next steps: I would like to further my knowledge of the electrical field through a three-year apprenticeship with the IBEW as well as attend a college to study theology.


Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Putz displays: (Moravian traditional retelling of the story of Christ’s birth through narration, music, illuminated miniature scenes).

Friday, Nov. 29 - Tuesday, Dec. 31

Central Moravian Church Putz: 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. After Christmas: 1 to 5 p.m. daily to Dec. 31. Showings every half hour. Visit

Sunday, Dec. 1 - 29