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Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Celebration on Aug. 18

Northwestern Recreation Commission is presenting "A Night in the Country" 4-10 p.m. on Aug. 18. Rain date is Aug. 19.

There will be live country music, car cruise, Chinese auction, bingo, food and activities. A fireworks display closes the evening.

Admission donations will be accepted for adults and children.

Joseph Anthony Toole

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

real estate developer

Joseph Anthony "Tony" Toole moved onto his next venture Aug. 9, 2012, after a life highlighted by a wealth of friendships and bold entrepreneurship.

Born in Scranton to John and Florence (Tigue) Toole, he was raised in Allentown and graduated from Allentown Central Catholic in 1967.

An athletic youth, he stood 5 feet 9 inches tall but could dunk a basketball.

He earned a degree in finance at the University of Miami in 1971 and began a successful career with Fairmont Real Estate, later founding his own firm, Hallmark Real Estate.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Donations being accepted

The Sanctuary at Haafsville needs to raise $10,000 for transfer tax, title search and appraisal fee for property donated to the animal shelter in Upper Macungie.

Deadline to donate is Sept. 28.

To donate, go to or mail donations to P.O. Box 921, Fogelsville, PA 18051.

Ronald R. Bittner

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church

Ronald R. Bittner, 71, of Whitehall, formerly of New Tripoli, died Aug. 13, 2012, at home.

Born in Pleasant Corners, Heidelberg Township, he was the son of the late Russell and Violet (Wiesner) Bittner.

A 1963 graduate of Rider College, formerly in Trenton, N.J., he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce.

He was a manager and buyer for Hess's Department Store for many years and also worked for Dun & Bradstreet, Bethlehem.

He was a member of Heidelberg Lutheran Church, Heidelberg Township, and was a member of the Grundsow Lodge in Kutztown.

Guest View

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When is it time for cataract surgery? A: When you can't read the article about when it's time for cataract surgery.

Almost everyone who lives a long life will develop cataracts at some point.

August is Cataract Awareness Month, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology is encouraging seniors and their caregivers to understand cataract risks, symptoms, and prevention tips, as well as how to decide when it is time for cataract surgery so good vision can be restored.

Cataracts are the most common causes of vision loss. In fact, by age 75, about 70 percent of people have cataracts.

However, cataracts typically develop slowly, so symptoms may not be immediately apparent.

Lehigh County

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1 now available

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley area.

PA 2-1-1 East is a free, comprehensive, information and referral program and one of seven regional 2-1-1 call centers in Pennsylvania.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for a broad range of services including basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Terry L. Peters

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Terry L. Peters, 59, of North Whitehall Township, died Aug. 6, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, in his home.

He and his wife Ros-anne F. (Leshko) Peters celebrated their 39th anniversary Aug. 12, 2011.

Born April 21, 1953, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Paul J. Sr. and Betty (Rumfield) Peters.

A member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 600, he was a carpenter foreman at Duggan and Marcon Inc., Bethlehem, for 32 years before retiring in 2006.

He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield.

Preparing for the unthinkable

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School District and regional emergency responders conducted a large-scale emergency drill simulating an active shooter entering the high school during a school day.

More than 100 school district staff and police cadets played the roles of teachers, parents and students during the exercise on Aug. 8, which allowed emergency responders and staff to practice crisis response plans.

Taking part in the drill were: South Whitehall Township police and firefighters, Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force,

Parkland High School 4th Marking Period Honor Roll

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in School

Grade 9: Fathy Ahmed, Ashleigh M. Albert, Mahbub Ali, David Hanri Almourani, Jr., Samrah I. Ansari, Alec John Bartholomew, Taylor Anne Bartholomew, Jennifer A. Batug, Keneley Bautista, Jennifer V. Beam, Zackery Dalton Benner, Jacob G. Bissell, Evan James Bleiler, Mackenna Mariah Bonawitz, Joseph F. Bronzo, Chelsey Elizabeth Brooks, Kylie R. Buck, Chloe Rose Bundra, Jordan L. Busits, Dimitry Patrick Calixte, Shannon R. Cassel, Rebecca Anne Close, Emily Cole, Sydney Elise Cope, Gideon M. Cove, Carrie Ann Elizabeth Cramsey, Brian Cummings, Kelsea M. Davis, Rebecca L.