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Upper Lehigh Lions cook up spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently cooked up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the pavilion of the Schnecksville fire company.

Several hundred hungry neighbors and friends enjoyed good food and friendship.

With help from Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, and Parkland High LEO Club members, efficiency was on the menu, as well as the good food.

Police learn how to improve truck safety on highways

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Police officers throughout Lehigh County recently attended a two-week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.

According to Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create a countywide safety task force.

“Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles,” he said.

L.V. Chamber donates to local volunteer, nonprofit groups

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce recently donated funds to various regional volunteer and nonprofit organizations to help further their missions and mandates.

Among the recipients were the Upper Macungie Fire Department, Station 56, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, and Meals on Wheels of the Lehigh Valley.

Each organization received a $1,000 donation from the Chamber with each having a specific purpose for the funds.

Upper Macungie Station 56 will purchase two ammonia detectors to help detect toxic levels of ammonia in the cold storage industry.

Girl Scouts learn about important women in history

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

The Girl Scouts of America, Eastern Pennsylvania, held a World Thinking Day Feb. 24 at First Presbyterian Church, Allentown.

Daisy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts enjoyed a day of learning about women who have made significant contributions to both recent, as well as past history in world events.

Some of those women included: JK Rowling, Mia Hamm, Coco Chanel and Helen Keller.

Tooth fairy, Dr. Frey visit St. Joseph the Worker School

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Kindergarten and first grade students were treated to a visit Feb. 26 by the tooth fairy at St. Joseph the Worker School, Orefield.

Arriving with Dr. Gregg Frey from FreySmiles, the tooth fairy helped students understand the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth.

Once the formal presentation ended and it was time for questions from the students, the most asked questions were about the tooth fairy.

Students wondered how she got so small to enter their homes, and what her magic dust does.

Grundsau Lodge celebrates the groundhog

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau (Groundhog) No. 16 held its annual versammling, dinner and meeting, March 2 at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

As the weather had not been cooperating in early March, the turnout was somewhat lower than planned, but still robust enough to fill the meeting space with singing and conversation in Pennsylvania Dutch or more correctly, Deutsch (German).

Starting with an appearance by Yahdee the Groundhog and ending with a Christmas skit written by Bob Schantz, Unner Haaptmann (vice president.)

Parkland brother, sister help raise funds for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

When Parkland students Collin and Kyleigh Duff heard of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., they were worried for their cousin Daniel.

They were relieved to receive a text from him saying he had hid in a closet and was OK.

Realizing the seriousness of the shootings, Collin and Kyleigh looked for a way to support the “other” Parkland.

The brother and sister came up with the idea of selling bracelets to start a Go-Fund-Me program for the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.

Students collect foodstuffs for Second Harvest warehouse

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland School District students recently gathered 25,000 pounds of food to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania.

School totals were: Elementary schools — Jaindl, 1,497 cans; Schnecksville, 1,288 cans; Kernsville, 603; Fogelsville, 1,291; Kratzer, 437; Ironton, 754; Cetronia, 524; Springhouse and Orefield middle schools, 1,315 and 878, respectively; and Parkland High School, 12,776 for a total of 21,363.

Fire damages home in South Whitehall

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia, Woodlawn, Greenawalds, Western Salisbury and Alburtis fire departments, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded Feb. 6 for a house fire at 3250 Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

A resident of the home called 911 around 8 p.m. to report a fire had started in the outside of the house after he had used a large propane heater to melt ice from a sidewalk.

The fire was traveling up the exterior of an entrance way, and beginning to enter the enclosed entrance at the rear of the home.