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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE: Sweet treat at Zion’s Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have its annual strawberry and ice cream festival 6-9 p.m. June 8.

Toad Creek Duo will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.

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Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

Upper Macungie police issue fraud advisory

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Recently, Upper Macungie Township Police have had several reports of Upper Macungie residents having packages delivered to their doorstep that were not ordered by the resident.

In these cases, the package had the resident’s address on the box but a different name listed as the recipient.

After the package was delivered, the resident was either contacted by note or in person by someone claiming the package was his, and there was a mistake in delivery or a similar variation.

Residents who called police recognized something did not seem right about the situation.

Police investigate burglary in Upper Macungie Twp

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a burglary which occurred between 4-4:30 p.m. May 21 in the 1800 block of Becker Street.

Police say the male homeowner reported he was working outside his home when he was approached by a Hispanic male with short dark hair, standing approximately 6 feet 3 inches tall, who appeared to be in his late 20s to early 30s.

The well-dressed man, who had a name tag around his neck, told the homeowner his company had been hired by the township to cut down trees in the area.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Community Memorial Day services planned in Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting a joint community Memorial Day service 10 a.m. May 28 at the Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

South Whitehall woman charged with dealing methamphetamines

Monday, May 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 44-year-old South Whitehall Township woman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, Jamie E. Oldt of the 3300 block of Edinburgh Lane, was taken into custody without incident May 4 at her home by investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie offering junior emergency services academy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy, a week-long experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of first-responder professionals.

The academy will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 at Upper Macungie Station 56, 6510 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Enrollees must be township residents who are 12- to 16 years old by July 23. Class sizes are limited.

For information, go to uppermac.org.

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Carbon County man killed in Weisenberg Twp crash

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 58-year-old Carbon County man was killed when his car struck the porch at the headquarters of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society around 5:48 p.m. May 2.

The building, the former Zimmerman’s Hotel is located at the intersection of Werley’s Corner and Holben’s Valley roads, Weisenberg Township.

David Shaver of Lansford was pronounced dead 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

An autopsy was performed May 3.

The cause of his death is pending further investigation, Grim said.