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LCTI offers summer camp for area students

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Students in grades five through eight recently took part in a two-week long session at Camp Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, where they could spend a week in four classes of their choice.

The classes were not only fun but they helped the students with career exploration.

Some of the choices were Compufun, Cuisinartists, Digital Padawan and Forensic Fun.

There were 21 classes from which to choose.

They were only available in June so look out for the classes next year.

Nutritionist helps keep Giant shoppers healthy

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Have you ever wondered how many calories you eat in a day?

Do you question which vegetables are better for you?

Are you thinking about how to lower your caloric intake? How to read a food label?

Stop wondering — at the Giant Food Market, Trexlertown, a nutritionist can answer all these questions and more.

Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE, who had been a hospital dietitian in the Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years, now has an office in the Giant.

Slime time at Parkland Library

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Community Library recently offered science sessions for youngsters in the community.

During the last class in May, they learned how to make “slime.”

Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes and Parkland High School student Prachi Soni mixed the ingredients to make the slime.

The participants added a washable glitter paint for color and then mixed it together.

They all wore plastic gloves to work with the slime as it is really sticky in the beginning.

But after working with the mixture for a while, the slime lost some of its stickiness.

Cub Scouts honor this nation’s fallen heroes

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

This year was the eighth year Cub Scout Pack 12 from Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall, placed almost 600 American flags along Tilghman Street, in the township.

Committee Chairwoman Kris Goorsky said the flags were placed May 23 by Pack members, who range in age from kindergarten to fifth grade.

The line of flags have become a meaningful tribute to the men and women who have served and died for our country.

Teens commemorate Earth Day at Parkland Library

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Teens commemorated Earth Day by making miniature terrariums which they constructed in glass jars April 21 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township.

Using plants, moss and layers of soil, they carefully put together their own tribute to Earth Day and enjoyed their time at the library.

The first Earth Day was in 1970, when organizers of the day started the environmental movement.

Checkin’ out the chicks

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

‘Egg-citing’ program offered at library

Early in April, Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, received a dozen eggs from Quiver Farm, Pennsburg.

The eggs were placed in an incubator to keep warm and everyone who visited the library eagerly awaited for them to hatch. They didn’t have to wait long.

By the beginning of the second week, the eggs were hatching and the cute little brown and golden chicks came to life and were placed in a brooder box.

Library visitors were invited to give suggestions for names for the peeps.

The ideas were written on paper chicks and posted in the library.

Celebrating the Seder with the Hirsch family

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated during the full moon of the first month of spring.

Although it is difficult to tell it is spring this year, the Hirsch family did have its traditional meal.

The special dinner, called a Seder, on the first two nights of Passover are observed to celebrate the Exodus and the release of the Jewish people from Egyptian bondage.

This year, on the second night, this reporter and husband, Sy, went to New York City, where we had dinner with my brother and his family.

There were 26 at the Seder, both friends and family.

Jordan UCC youth prepare eggs for annual hunt at church

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The day before the March 31 Community Easter Egg Hunt at Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, volunteers were busy boiling and coloring eggs as well as filling plastic eggs with assorted candy.

Karen Shear, who has been responsible for getting the eggs ready for the event for the past six years, makes sure there are 20 dozen eggs ready to boil and gathers all the paints and colors and candy for the event.

On Good Friday, the group spent the morning in the kitchen and social hall.

Shear’s friends and relatives came out to help.

Children learn about making Matzah flatbread

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

A Mega Matzah Bake, coordinated by Chabad of the Lehigh Valley and the Jewish Community Center, took place March 18.

Some 100 children between the ages of 5 and 13 attended.

Rabbi Eli Strasberg from Philadelphia began the program by describing the reason for the celebration of Passover, which began March 30 with the First Seder.

The rabbi, who was dressed as a baker, stood in front of a Matzah Bakery and a brick oven to speak to the children.

Temple Beth El observes Purim holiday

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Temple Beth El, South Whitehall, recently sponsored an evening of fun to observe the holiday of Purim.

Long ago, Prime Minister Haman and King Ahashuerus decided to exterminate the Jews in Persia.

But Queen Esther, revealed she was a Jew, so when the king heard that, he had Haman killed.

At the Purim service, whenever the name of Haman is read, all those in attendance want to make noise to drown out the name Haman.