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PUTZ: Area displays set to start

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings, including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.

Central Moravian Church's 75th annual putz will be held in the Christian Education Building, 73 W. Church St. Edgeboro Moravian's...

Article By: Schultz

Friday, November 30, 2012 by Schultz in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th wedding anniversary

Bill and Sandi Schultz of Scottsdale, Ariz., recently celebrated their golden anniversary. They were married Nov. 24, 1962, in Zionsville.

They have been blessed with four wonderful children: Tammy Hemmis, Mike Schultz, Kellie Richards and Dean Schultz.

They also cherish their five grandchildren: Colby, Courtney, Will, Shelby and Michael.

They have lived in Scottsdale since 1989, but visit Emmaus often.


Freemansburg: New police chief, new budget

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Nathaniel Jastrzemski in Local News

Borough council welcomed a new police commander and decided on a final budget Nov. 20.

Council members introduced Police Chief Todd Pantuso to the community as the replacement for retired George Bruneio. Pantuso has 27 years of experience and most recently comes from Warren County, New Jersey.

"I'm looking forward to serving the residents of the borough," Pantuso said. He will promote an open-door policy and he said he wants citizens to feel welcome at the office. "If it's...

Family Fest - kindness on display

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in News Briefs

Northampton County's nursing home, Gracedale, was originally home to a Moravian farm called Gnadenthal. That means Dale of Grace, or kindness in English. This quality was in abundant supply on Patriot Day, when residents and their families were treated to the 18th annual Family Fest Day.

More than 500 people poured onto Gracedale's Upper Nazareth campus to enjoy an outdoor picnic prepared by the nursing home's staff. On a beautiful afternoon, residents were treated to chicken and corn...

Jeremy Leidich Saucon Valley HS

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Gary Leidich (father), Lisa Leidich (mother); Elizabeth Leidich (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject is history. I believe the best way to understand other cultures is to first be able to understand their history. Knowing this will best prevent war and establish peace within the world.

Activities: Cross country (four years), swimming (three), stage crew (one), stage manager (three), track (four)

Next steps: Post-secondary...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

ARTSQUEST CENTER, Bethlehem - ArtsQuest's popular holiday marketplace "Christkindlmarkt" needs volunteers to take tickets, assist vendors, do crafts with children and help out in the retail areas. Volunteers are required to do three shifts. Contact Hillary Harper, 610-332-1370,

CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, needs help to get donation cans into stores, businesses, coffee shops, etc....