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LCCC thanks veterans at Allentown fair

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in

Lehigh County Community College, Schnecksville sponsored a “Red, White and Thank You” day at the 2017 Great Allentown Fair.

Active duty service members as well as veterans were given a free day at the fair.

LCCC staff was on hand at Gate 1 to meet and greet service members and veterans.

Leslie Bartholomew, director of Returning Adults and Veterans, discussed the value of working to advanced degrees to veterans.

A fitting farewell for a general

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of the Military Forces Honor Guard of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provided a fitting salute to the late U.S. Army Retired Brig. Gen. Ann Mae V. Hays, 97, at Grandview Cemetery, South Whitehall, as she was laid to rest Jan. 12 with full military honors.

Born in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Daniel J. II. and Matie (Humphrey) McCabe.

A graduate of Allentown School of Nursing, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Columbia University and Master of Science degree in nursing from Catholic University of Washington, D.C.

Cura, Phoebe Terrace have a sweet time with pie baking contest

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cura Hospitality, the food contractor for Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, sponsored a pie baking contest at the retirement community Nov. 30.

The pies were baked by residents as well as employees of Cura.

Judges included Molly Driscoll, manager of Phoebe Terrace; Adam Marles, senior vice president, Phoebe Home of Allentown, and Linda Plunkett, administrative assistant.

Eleven pies were presented and after all the tasting was completed Phoebe Terrace resident Sara Heintzelman took third place for her Toll House and pumpkin pie.

Child safety seat inspections offered

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police Troopers from the region provided infant and child safety seat inspections Nov. 28, 2017, at Krause Toyota, Upper Macungie Township.

At the request of Krause owner Matt Krause, Sr. the Troopers helped parents and grandparents be sure their child safety seats were properly installed providing the best protection possible for their little passengers.

Charlie Dent meets with ‘Dreamers,’ business owners

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently met at Vynecrest Winery with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals advocates, “Dreamers” and businesses that rely on immigrants as employees.

The goal was to discuss problems facing children of undocumented immigrants who brought their minor children to America.

The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded the Obama era program of receiving renewable two-year period of deferred action.

Covered Bridge Park ceremony initiates the Christmas season

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall Township had its third annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Hundreds of residents and visitors attended the ceremony which included vocalist Erin Kelly; Carly Simon with Parkland Community Library; Studio West Dance Center; and the Orefield Middle School Chorale.

The highlight of the evening was the arrival of Santa Claus, who arrived by way of Cetronia Truck 331, the township’s aerial truck.

The Jolly Ol’ Man in Red was whisked across Wehr Covered Bridge by Woodlawn Fire Company’s utility vehicle.

Country Meadows welcomes Fogelsville Elementary students

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in School

More than 100 first-grade students from Fogelsville Elementary School recently spent a special morning at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie Township.

During the intergenerational event, the children met veterans and other residents living at Country Meadows.

At the end of the program, seniors and students were entertained by Magic and Illusion by Tom Yurasits.

Nestle Water North America presents check to New Tripoli Fire Company

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.

The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.

The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.

The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.