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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Ecology talk

Dr. Julian Agyeman, chair of Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will present a talk, "Understanding the Challenges of Environmental Justice in an Unequal World," 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College.

The event is free and open to the public.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

·American Cancer Society, Bethlehem, is looking for office volunteers to help with data entry and mailings.

Call Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or

·Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Bethlehem, needs persons willing to deliver meals to homebound clients living in the Slate Belt area.

Contact Janet Soos at 610-691-1030 or

Narrow losses for VEWL youth wrestlers

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports



Both the Parkland Gray and Parkland Red teams dropped tough matches over the weekend, with Grey falling by one point to Saucon Valley and Red losing by two to Lehigh Township.

Both matches came down to the wire, with Parkland's team's coming up on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

Gray won eight of the 17 bouts in a 38-37 loss to the Panthers.

Bo Barthol (50), Mason Lansenderfer (73), Rafael Avizof (105) and Joe Guida (120) all earned six points with pins.

Parkland Red fell 45-43 to Lehigh Township, despite winning seven bouts.

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Writer supports FF&F spay/neuter program

To The Editor:

I am writing regarding Debbie Galbraith's article [Editor's View page A10 Parkland, Northwestern Press] on the ASPCA commercials published Jan. 17 2013.

I liked what you reported about the ASPCA, but I am somewhat dissappointed you did not mention Forgotten Felines and Fidos shelter in your list of local animal organizations.

They have resided in Germansville, Heidelberg Township since 2000 and have a lot of cats for adoption, provide low-cost spay/neuter and desperately need volunteers.

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Writer explains steam train insignia

To the Editor:

Some people who were shown the new Laury's Station Fire Company uniform shoulder patch asked why a steam locomotive was displayed in the middle.

Well, it's quite obvious to an 83-year-old, old-timer like me.

That steam engine harks back to the rich Lehigh Valley Railroad history that gave the village its name.

The little brick station was busy ushering people onto the local trains to go to work or welcoming guests to the large hotel next door for a good meal and a few drinks or maybe a day or two of rest.

Upper Macungie Police

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township Police report a home in the 9000 block of Newtown Road was burglarized sometime between the afternoon hours of Jan. 17 and the early morning hours of the next day.

Entry to the home was made by breaking a rear window and entering through a door.

No one was home at the time of the burglary during which jewelry was stolen.

Police say the case remains under investigation.

Regional Police Beat

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Retail theft

reported at Weis

In a report received Jan. 17, state police said Karen Lynn Rimsky, 27, of Jim Thorpe, allegedly stole lobster tails from Weis market, Schnecksville, on Aug. 6, 2010.

After a bench warrant was returned served, Rimsky pleaded guilty Nov. 14, 2012 to retail theft before District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall.

Police say she was required to pay fines and costs.

Jewelry, coins stolen from home

Delbert D. Woodward Jr.

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

billing coordinator at Miller-Keystone

Delbert D. "Chip" Woodward Jr. 54, of Germansville, died Jan. 20, 2013 in his home.

He and his wife Deborah A. Wesoly-Woodward celebrated their 21st wedding anniversary May 24, 2012.

Born Dec. 20, 1958, in Meadville, Crawford County, he was the son of the late Delbert D. Sr. and Zelah (Rasey) Woodward.

He was the billing coordinator at Miller-Keystone Blood Center, Bethlehem, for the past two years.

Prior to that, he was the director of financial aid at American Public University.


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Yahdee to arrive Feb. 2 by raft

Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, at 7 a.m. Feb. 2.

They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.

Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.

Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.

For additional information, call Dave Adam at 484-547-9387.