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Students demonstrate their creativity at Sight ’n’ Sound presentation

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School music production students demonstrated their creativity and skills during a presentation called “Sight and Sound” Jan. 9 in the high school auditorium.

Under the direction of Dr. Scott Watson, 12 students using computer-based animation, old movie clips, instrumental and digital music, presented their creations.

Students exhibited remarkable creativity.

Brody Segan’s presentation was a Felix the Cat cartoon from 1922 with musical overtones of Johnny Cash.

St. Paul’s UCC quilters craft tablecloth for couple’s 50th anniversary

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Skilled quilters from St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown, recently put the finishing touches on a special quilted tablecloth for Ron and Elsie Heist of Breinigsville.

The tablecloth honors the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 14, 2018.

Marie Rissmiller, Anne Mowad, Judy Ditch, Gloria Snyder, Judy Walker, and Elsie herself, used their skills to create the tablecloth and a bed quilt.

A sweet win for B104

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Radio station team wins Ice Cream Wars for second year

The Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, hosted its 11th Ice Cream Wars competition on Jan. 5.

Nine local businesses — ATAS International, B. Braun, radio station B104, Cedar Crest College, PPL, St. Luke’s University Hospital, UGI, WFMZ Channel 69 and Weidenhammer entered the contest this year.

B104 won for the second year in a row with its creation of “Dirt Ice Cream.”

The recipe included whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreos and gummy worms.

Boy Scouts collect food for Parkland families

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Boy Scouts in the Parkland School District recently collected food throughout the area to feed 50 needy families.

Troops included Pack and Troop 1600, Jordan UCC; Troop 60, Jordan Lutheran Church; Pack and Troop 144, Laurys Station; Pack and Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Pack and Troop 150, Orefield.

The food pantry at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, is staffed by volunteers, who help package and deliver the food to those in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank is the parent organization.

Roth honored for helping Santa

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, honored one of their own for 25-plus years helping the fire department’s Santa Claus.

George Roth, “The Gipper,” was thanked for his years helping Santa in Upper Macungie, with a custom-made firefighting Santa Claus helmet.

The helmet, made by Cairns, is the premium all-leather New Yorker style.

Roth was honored for his devotion to the fire department first as a firefighter, and as the chief engineer of Tanker 2521 since 1995.

Faulty boiler brings firefighters to South Whitehall apartments

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall Township, was the scene of a fire investigation on Nov. 24.

Smoke was reported coming from the roof prompting alarms be sent to all three South Whitehall fire departments — Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn — the Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police.

Additional units were dispatched from Alburtis Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team and Western Salisbury Fire Department for an additional aerial truck.

After a brief investigation, firefighters discovered the smoke was the result of a faulty boiler.

Tractor-trailer combo overturns in South Whitehall Township

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

A tractor-trailer combo traveling northbound on Route 309 rolled on its side 9:30 a.m. Dec. 5 as it entered the Tilghman Street West exit, South Whitehall Township.

The truck driver was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

No report on the driver’s condition was available.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, South Whitehall Police, and Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments responded and were able to quickly extricate the driver from the big rig.

Fuel oil spilled onto the ramp from a ruptured fuel tank.

Article By: LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Faith Wesleyan Church, Route 309, Orefield, presented a live nativity and a One Night in Bethlehem re-enactment during the weekend of Dec. 14-16.

The nativity scene was set up outside the church while the city of old Bethlehem was replicated inside the church.

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, shepherds and angels were all present for the live nativity, as was a pair of goats and a burro, similar to the donkey that carried the Mary to Bethlehem before the birth of Jesus.

Western Lehigh Chamber donates to fire company, food bank

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce had its annual Community Grant awards program recently during a luncheon, catered by Arooga’s Grille House & Sports Bar, at Underwriters Laboratory, 7036 Snowdrift Road, Upper Macungie.

The grants are awarded to two nonprofit organizations each year in memory of Sophie Gerhard and Edwin Adamczak.

This year’s recipients were the Woodlawn Fire Department, South Whitehall; and Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley.

Lights in Greenawalds once again draws crowds

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Mike Yellak of Greenawalds Avenue, South Whitehall Township, kicked off his second annual Lights in Greenawalds show on Nov. 25 with thousands of Christmas lights and displays to provide Christmas cheer to Lehigh Valley residents.

The upgrades were huge with more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors experiences a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus made a grand entrance and photos could be taken with the Jolly Ol’ Elf.

The Grinch also made a return visit.