Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mary Solderich

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Mary Solderich, 98, died March 27, 2018, in her home in Coplay. She was the wife of the late Edward J. Solderich.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Deutsch) Wandler.

She was a sewing machine operator for several local garment mills before retiring.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, where she made pierogies. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was part of the Coplay Senior Citizens group.

Gary R. Townsend

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Mack Trucks technician

Gary R. Townsend, 62, of Bethlehem, died March 28, 2018, at his residence.

Born in Salisbury, Md., he was a son of the late Russell Townsend and Margaret “Peggy” (Christopher) Townsend of Northampton.

He was a final technician for Mack Trucks for 32 years before retiring in 2006.

He was a former member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Bethlehem. He renovated houses and apartments.

Willard A. Gower Sr.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church member

Willard A. Gower Sr., 84, formerly of Whitehall, died April 4, 2018, at the Phoebe Home, Allentown. He was the husband of Miriam A. (Delahunty) Gower for 63 years.

Born in West Pittston, he was a son of the late Otto and Pearl (Traher) Bower.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Washington & Jefferson College.

He was in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War era.

He was a systems engineer at IBM in both Philadelphia and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for 25 years before he retired in 1989.


Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

ASO Series

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus


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.

Allen: ‘Aida: School Editiion’

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The William Allen High School theater department presents “Aida: School Edition,” a musical about Aida, a captured Nubian princess; Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian soldier they both love, at 7 p.m. April 12, 13, 14 and 2 p.m. April 15, John F. McHugh Auditorium, William Allen High School, 106 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The William Allen production is directed and produced by John T. Sechler, assisted by choreographer-assistant director Dawn Blanco, music director Brandon Remp, and technical director Marc Hissam.

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.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, April 6, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, April 4: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, April 5: Minestrone soup, Italian beef-cheese and noodle casserole, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Friday, April 6: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey, salami and provolone on bun /mustard, carrot raisin salad, peanut butter cookie.

Monday, April 9: Beef Stroganoff, extra wide noodles, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, sweet dark red cherries.