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Monday, January 21, 2019

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Zion’s Union Church, Maxatawny, having live nativity on Dec. 8

Friday, December 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Sunday School at Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have a live nativity 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Shows will be every half-hour with the final show at 7 p.m.

Refreshments will be served.

Everyone, from third grade through adult, is welcome to help, Sunday School member or not.

For more information, call the Sue Haas at 610-683-6099.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, will show the movie “Star” 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Students learn how to turn passions into careers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Springhouse Middle School students learned how to turn their passions into careers from Valerie Weisler, founder and chief executive officer of The Validation Project, during the school’s recent Take a Stand anti-bullying presentation.

The Validation Project, an international organization, works with more than 6,000 teenagers in 105 countries to turn their passions into positive action through mentoring and social justice assignments.

Weisler told the students she started the organization when she 14, a freshman in high school, who was being bullied at school.

Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s UCC Busy Bees selling sticky buns

Friday, November 23, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Busy Bees of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, is having a plain and fancy sticky bun sale.

Orders are due Dec. 2. Pickup is Dec. 6.

For more information or to order, call Marilyn Roth at 610-395-3083.

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Upper Macungie Township will host a Jingle Bells holiday show at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Pictures will be taken with Santa Claus for a small fee. Space is limited.

To register or for more information, go to uppermac.org/holidayshow.

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Two South Whitehall residents injured in armed robbery

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Two residents from the area of Pierce and Van Buren drives, South Whitehall Township, sustained non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted by two individuals with knives 8:47 a.m. Nov. 19.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the residents were entering their vehicle when an altercation ensued between them and the individuals carrying the knives.

The residents fled in their vehicle. The suspects, who took an undetermined amount of cash, were last seen fleeing on foot, police say.

One of the residents is being treated at a local hospital.

Soldiers, sailors plaque is rededicated

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 was rededicated Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

The plaque originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Police respond to possible burglary Scouts handing out food drive information

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police were dispatched 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 for suspicious activity and a possible burglary in progress in the area of the 2400 block of Coolidge St..

Responding officers determined the activity reported was not an attempted burglary but Boy Scouts distributing food drive pamphlets.

While there were varying statements provided to officers, the investigation is continuing to obtain the relevant facts of this incident, police say.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Tim Shoudt at 610-398-0337.

Soldiers, sailors plaque is rededicated

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 was rededicated Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

The plaque originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Mary Poppins to enchant audiences with her magic

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

For their annual children’s show, Parkland High School thespians will perform “Mary Poppins Jr.,” Nov. 9-11 at the high school.

“Mary Poppins Jr.” tells the tale of a magical English nanny who is blown by an east wind to 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London, and into the lives of George and Winfred Banks and their children.

This two-act musical is based on a series of children’s books written by P.L. Travers and the 1964 classic Walt Disney film of the same title.

Ian Bower, who portrays George Banks, and Megan Brenkert, who plays Winifred Banks, commented on their roles.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches having Thanksgiving Eve services

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will be having a Christmas craft night at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to participate. Bring favorite snacks. Beverages will be provided.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.

St. John’s Lutheran and St. John’s United Church of Christ will have a combined Thanksgiving Eve service 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at St. John’s Lutheran.

The Busy Bees of St. John’s UCC are having a candy sale.

Choose from milk or dark chocolate.