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UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches offering Christmas Eve services

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, is offering a Christmas Eve service 4 p.m. for families, and a festival service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, 610-398-7000.


St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is offering two Christmas Eve Communion services. One is at 4 p.m. for families, and a candlelight at 10:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

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


Parkland Press reporter peeks into the life of EMT, paramedic

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance offers ‘Go for a Ride’ program

Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently offered the Lehigh Valley Press a chance to participate in the “Go for a Ride” program.

Reporters who took part experienced a day in the life of a Cetronia paramedic and emergency medical technician.

After receiving a tour of the ambulance and learning about some of the equipment from Cetronia Paramedic Austin Carpenter and EMT Robert Owen, this reporter, Carpenter and Owen were off to our first call — a patient with abdominal pains, who was transported to a local hospital.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Zion’s Union Church live Nativity, Dec. 14

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

The Sunday School at Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be offering its annual live Nativity 5-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

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

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Ziegels Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will participate in Wreaths Across America noon Dec. 14.

They will be laying more than 200 wreaths for veterans at Ziegels cemetery.

There will also be a ceremony before the laying of wreaths.

Allentown Rescue Mission benefiting from ‘The Mouse That Roared’

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, will present “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie.

Based on Leonard Wibberley’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel, the play tells the story of a tiny country, the Dutchy of Grand Fenwick, and how its citizens declared and then won a war against the United States.

The show is being directed by Lindsay McClure and Assistant Director Maddie Wolfe.

Jordan Lutheran celebrates 285 years serving the community

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, recently celebrated its 285th anniversary with a visit from the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser, bishop of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Synod.

Following the worship service, members of the congregation and guests from the Allentown Rescue Mission were treated to a meal in fellowship hall.

Brunch included a juice and fresh fruit bar, scrambled eggs, French toast with syrup, bacon, sausage links, country grilled ham, baked macaroni and cheese, frittatas, tuna salad wraps, beverages and dessert.

Emergency personnel honored for bravery at Heather Glen

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Members of local police departments, fire companies, emergency medical services and other first responders were honored for their actions and bravery during the Sept. 22 Heather Glen Senior Living fire during a Nov. 9 award ceremony at the Fogelsville Fire Company.

Eighty-two senior citizens and five staff members were evacuated by these brave men and women after a three-alarm fire broke out just before 3 a.m. to the rear of the senior living facility at 415 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Senior receives Pastorius award for German studies

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Pastorius Home Association each year recognizes seniors from local area high schools for their interest and achievements in the study of the German language.

This year’s honorees include Parkland High School student Mia Noelle Wanyo.

Each honoree was presented “The Pastorius Award for Excellence in German Studies,” letters of recognition, a subscription to German Life magazine and $50 college expense grants as outstanding 2018-19 school year German students.

Downed wires close Route 100

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer combo carrying an oversize load closed a section of Route 100 at Mohr Lane, Upper Macungie Township, for more than 24 hours after taking down several wires around 2:18 p.m. Nov. 8.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Gary L. Hughes-Oneal, 38, of Morgan, Utah, was driving the permitted oversize load, accompanied by both lead and rear pilot vehicles.

Police say the front pilot car operator reported he saw approximately 1-inch to 2 inches of his height-pole touch a wire across Route 100, near the entrance to the Applewood neighborhood.

Article By: Susan Bryant

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.