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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sacred Heart re-accredited for Sleep Disorders Center

Friday, October 6, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has granted the Sacred Heart Sleep Disorders Center re-accreditation for a period of five years beginning September 2017.

Sleep facility accreditation through AASM includes accreditation for all types of sleep testing, including in-center polysomnography (PSG), multiple sleep latency testing (MSLT), maintenance of wakefulness testing (MWT), and home sleep apnea testing (HSAT).

This status distinguishes Sacred Heart Hospital as meeting or exceeding national quality of care measures for sleep disorder treatment.

Truck drivers

Friday, October 6, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program will host a career fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Oct. 21, truck driving range, Parking Lot J, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

The event is free and open to the public. Those seeking career prospects may tour the firms’ transportation vehicles. Representatives of trucking companies will recruit qualified drivers. There will be food and music.

There’s a registration fee for employers. Information: Jack Bruer,; 610-799-1704.

‘The Witch of Ridley Park’ trial to be re-enacted at LV Museum

Friday, October 6, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania’s Infamous Witch Trial, known as “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” will be presented in a re-creation, 1 p.m. Oct. 14, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum Saturday, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

“Witchcraft accusations are infamous history, mass hysteria, and the crucible of darkness,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the museum.

The trial of Pennsylvania’s Margaret Matson, called “The Witch of Ridley Creek,” took place eight years prior to the Salem Witch Trials. The trial was presided over by Pennsylvania Proprietor William Penn.

Author Kathy Miller, Chippy visit Wanamakers General Store

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, was all abuzz Sept. 30 when author Kathy M. Miller and Chippy Chipmunk came to town for a book launch party.

Miller, an award-winning author and photographer, brought along copies of her new book, “Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy,”

Through Chippy’s meeting with a special chipmunk, Harriet, Miller teaches the young and young-at-heart lessons on diversity and empathy.

In this newest book, Chippy’s friends, including a blue peacock, show him there is diversity in every species.

Jeffrey C. Best

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

life member of Ontelaunee Rod, Gun Club

Jeffrey C. Best, 61, of Schnecksville, died Sept. 25, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born Dec. 16, 1955, in Allentown, he was the son of Dorothy V. (Remaley) Best of Schnecksville and the late Henry F. Best.

He was a night shift manager for many years at Giant Food Store, Wind Gap.

A life member of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, and the Copeechan Fish and Game Club, Schnecksville, he also was a member of Smokey Bear Hunting Camp, Clearfield County, and a social member of the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.

Benefit concert Oct. 8 for Steven Wasser

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Friedens Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Stony Run, Kempton, will host a benefit concert for Steven Wasser at 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Pastor David Reinwald from Kissinger’s Church, Wyomissing, and other members of his Rocky Mountain Band will perform the rich and majestic music of the beloved John Denver, Elvis and others.

The concert is to benefit Wasser, the 34-year-old sexton of Friedens Lutheran Church.

Wasser had a major stroke in July and has been hospitalized and in rehabilitation since then.

Youth cupcake contest features fall flavors

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Carrot Cupcakes

2-1/2 cups of King Arthur Flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups sugar

1-1/2 cups oil

4 eggs

2 cups grated carrots

1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup chopped Angel flake coconut

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350º for about 15-20 minutes until done.

Cream Cheese Butter Cream Icing:

4 Tbsp. flour

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

3-1/2 tsp. cream cheese extract