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‘High School Musical’ onstage at Springhouse

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

Springhouse Middle School thespians will perform “High School Musical” March 8-10.

This musical is about two high school juniors Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student, who try out for the lead roles in the school’s musical despite their classmates’ attempts to thwart their dreams of singing onstage at East High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The musical is based on the original Disney Channel movie “High School Musical” written by Peter Barsocchini with music by David Lawrence.

‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’ to go swimmingly at OMS

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

Orefield Middle School Drama Club students have been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for the community March 8-10.

This two-act musical tells the story of Ariel, a 16-year-old mermaid who longs to become human and leave the ocean.

The musical is based on Disney’s 1989 animated feature film and Hans Christian Andersen’s Danish fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.”

Emily Bachl, who portrays Ariel, and Jacob Greening, who plays Sebastian, commented on their roles.

The Neffs National Bank makes several donations

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

The Neffs National Bank presented checks Feb. 21 in the amount of $20,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, and Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.

They also presented checks in the amount of $10,000 each to the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society and Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus.

“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Relay for Life team cooking pork and sauerkraut dinner

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Team members of Cedar Believers Relay for Life are having a pork and sauerkraut supper fundraiser 4-7 p.m. March 3 in the social hall of Cedar Church, 3419 Broadway, Cetronia.

Proceeds from the supper will go to the American Cancer Society.

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Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be hosting Miller-Keystone bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Feb. 27.

To sign up go to giveapint.org and enter Group No. 3303.

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Schuylkill County man dies eight days after Weisenberg Twp crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 41-year-old Schuylkill County man has died eight days after his vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment around 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in front of 1608 Independent Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Christopher Angelo of Schuylkill Haven, was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Feb. 16, Grim said, adding the cause of Angelo’s death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

Police are investigating domestic homicide in Hamburg, Berks Co.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, and Hamburg Borough Police, Berks County, are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman which occurred 5:24 p.m. Feb. 17 at 402 N. 5th St., in the borough.

State police say borough police responded for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, they discovered Suzanne Lenkiewicz, who was deceased, and her husband Gary, 56, on the floor.

Police say emergency medical services were dispatched to the home.

S. Whitehall woman killed in crash

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.

Police investigating robberies

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.

South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.

The suspects then left the store and entered a dark color SUV last seen turning northbound on Mauch Chunk Road.

S. Whitehall veterinarian publishes her first poetry book

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

A South Whitehall Township veterinarian has published her first book of poetry.

Dr. Debby Cougar, a small animal veterinarian since 1996, said she accidentally wrote “14 Cats,” a 34-page book of personal loves, losses and heartaches.

“I don’t read poetry,” Cougar said. “If you told me I would write this five years ago, I would have laughed at you.”

The first poem, “Colors,” just came to her one fall day.

She shared it with her family and they liked it.

Suspected Allen Twp bank robber taken into custody

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, took a 19-year-old man into custody Jan. 29 in connection with the Jan. 26 bank robbery in Allen Township, Northampton County.

Police allege Dylan James Karba, last known address in Philadelphia, was the man who entered the First Northern Bank and Trust, 1449 Nor-Bath Boulevard, Allen Township, at 1:35 p.m. on that day.

According to police, Karba allegedly fled the bank with money after passing a note to a bank teller. He then fled the area to the west of the bank toward Northampton Borough on foot.