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Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Sweet Easter Dreams

Once upon a time Peter Cottontail

had a blue lagoon colored basket full

of plastic grass, decorated eggs,

chocolate bunnies, a candy carrot, Reese's peanut butter cups and ring pops to deliver to his Princess Tasha.

He hopped through yards of jelly bean delights with Skittles falling from the Hershey chocolate sky while his friend, Granny, helped make Skittle ice cream in a jelly bean cup and put a cherry on top with a tinge

of whipped cream.

Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Granny and Peter Cottontail went to see Piglet, Christopher Robin,

Donna M. Ziegler

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked as a housekeeper

Donna M. Ziegler, 70, of North Whitehall Township, died March 24, 2013, in her home.

Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Altoona, Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Bertha (Hurlimann) Weyandt.

She was a housekeeper for Anne L. Jaindl of Orefield since 1993.

Prior to that, she worked in the same capacity for the Josh Early family and was a cook for the rectories of Ss. Simon and Jude, and Notre Dame Roman Catholic churches, both in Bethlehem, and St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, Fountain Hill.

She has no immediate survivors.

Citations now filed in Upper Mac fatal crash

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced citations were filed March 20 against Christopher Lee, 29, of Whitehall Township, after an investigation into a fatal accident in October in Upper Macungie Township.

Martin announced on March 19 Lee did not engage in any criminal conduct that was a principal factor in causing the death of a Jordan Steinmetz, 14, who was struck by Lee's vehicle as he was trick or treating.

Upper Macungie Township police filed the citations against Lee in the office of District Judge Michael Faulkner on Wednesday.

Eye exams with ophthalmologist can save vision

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds Pennsylvania residents a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 is critical to preserving healthy vision.

Early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may start to occur around age 40, and even those with perfect vision should be screened at that time.

People with eye disease symptoms or risk factors should also be screened.


Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Presentation April 5 on music

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding will be hosting speaker Diane Wittry, musical director and conductor for the Allentown Symphony, at a luncheon discussion "Making Beautiful Music" noon-1 p.m. April 5 in Seegers Union, Room 111 and 112 at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

This discussion is free and open to the public.

Bring lunch or buy lunch at Seegers Union. Sodas will be available for purchase in the room.

Leave ample time to locate on-street parking.

For information, go to

Margaret Von Braunsberg

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Thomas More

Margaret "Millie" Von Braunsberg, 93, of Allentown, died March 19, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Von Braunsberg.

Born July 18, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Agnes (Dugan) Bradley.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the Prime Time Club.

She was an avid gardener and also had a flare for interior decorating.

The Easter Lily: A symbolic journey

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

The Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum), native to the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan, was discovered by plant explorer Carl Peter Thunberg in 1777 and sent to England in 1819.

Missionaries and sailors carried the Easter Lily to Bermuda in 1853. Considerable commercial bulb production took place in Bermuda during the late 1800's, hence the other name for this bulbous plant: Bermuda Lily. When a virus destroyed the crop there in 1898, production moved to Japan where it continued until the outbreak of World War II.

Community Music School sets gala at Lehigh Country Club

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

Community Music School (CMS), 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, holds its annual fundraiser, "Music: The Universal Language," noon - 3 p.m. April 28, Lehigh Country Club, South Cedar Crest Boulevard,

There will be food, auction items and music presented by CMS students and faculty.

This year's honorary chairs include: Amy Burkett and Ron Upton, Lawrence and Debra Johnson, and James and Mary Klunk.

Co-Chairs are Kelly and Jack E. Payne, Jr.