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Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The cost of winter weather

You might be reading this in the aftermath of another snow day.

On March 3, when serious work began on this piece, forecasters anticipated snow in various accumulations in a storm expected to last mid-afternoon to early morning March 4.

Predictions of inclement weather prompted Northwestern Lehigh School District to cancel the afternoon performance of the spring musical “The Addams Family” at the high school on March 3 and to offer details about securing ticket refunds via a special bulletin on the district website.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


Snow is simply beautiful,

as it comes tumbling down.

It silences the world outside,

and spreads itself around.

Building snowmen was such fun.

It was a joy to me.

Sometimes we’d build a lot of them,

maybe two or three.

Another thing we used to do,

make snow angels, that was fun too!

When I was young, I couldn’t wait,

to go outside to play;

But, now that I am older,

I simply stay away.

We used to build snow forts;

snow balls were fun, indeed.

Now we stay inside our home;


Thursday, March 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News



·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Call 610-298-2710.

Antique toy show March 9

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Plow boys

The Old Time Plow Boy’s Club will host its third annual Antique Toy Show and Exhibition 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 9 at the Kutztown Grange, Kemp and James streets, Kutztown.

One of the featured displays this year will be the miniature military vehicles from Old Time Plow Boys member Harold Hilbert.

New to this year’s Toy Show will be the train display from Steel City resident Ron Luckock.

There will also be other antique toys and collectibles from a variety of pedal cars and tractors to handmade metal toys and much more.

Student artwork being featured

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, is presenting a free exhibit “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students, until March 23.

Artists in the region are highlighted in the gallery specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups and students.

Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The gallery is closed Sundays and campus holidays.

Group to meet on March 7

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. March 7 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program “CISM: Critical Stress Debriefing” will be presented by Joel/WB3IWC.

Members and others interested in ham radio are invited to attend.

For more information, go to, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Taking multiple medications can increase crash risk for seniors

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Currently, a record 42 million adults age 65 and older are driving, which is expected to increase substantially over the next decade and may make them the largest driving population.

AAA encourages older drivers to ask their doctors and pharmacists as many questions as necessary to ensure they understand why they need the medications prescribed to them, and how they can affect their driving.