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Veteran attends Army-Air Force reunion

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Haenn, 100, well remembers his time serving his country.

The centenarian recently attended the 2017 reunion of the Army’s 467th Bombardment Group-Heavy Duty in Arlington, Va.

Haenn was accompanied by his daughter Judie Herb, a retired Parkway Manor Elementary School nurse.

He spoke with The Press about the upcoming reunion before his trip to Arlington.

“I am anxious to see if I know anybody,” Haenn said. “I thought I was done going to reunions.”

He also discussed his time in the military.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie welcomes pickleball fans

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township’s pickleball flex League meets 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Sundays all year at Blue Barn Park, 5770 Snowy Orchid Lane, Allentown, Upper Macungie Township.

Indoor basketball for participants age 21 and older will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays until Nov. 16 at Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weilers Road, Breinigsville.

All equipment will be provided.

Pickup volleyball for ages 14 and older meets 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays until March 27, 2018, at Fogelsville Elementary School, 312 S. Route 100, Breinigsville.

All levels are welcome to participate.

Seipstown Grange donating to several community groups

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Seipstown Grange 1657 will disburse $18,000 toward community service by awarding $1,000 checks to 18 organizations and charities 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, 2500 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Grange Master Brian Wetzel, last fall, after the sale of the grange hall in 2015, Seipstown Grange, now a 102-year-old agriculture and community based organization, resumed its mission of community service by financially reaching out to several area groups.

New Tripoli artist displays work at Blink Optical

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mel Berezny recently displayed some of her art work at Blink Optical, N. 19th St., Allentown.

Berezny was a microbiologist who became an engineer and then evolved into an artist.

“I received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Moravian College. I took one painting class with Dr. Teresko,” she said. “I received my Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.”

Later, after many years working in the pharmaceutical field, she took a painting class with Rosemary Geseck at the Baum School of Art, Allentown.

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Township celebrating Halloween on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will have Trick or Treat Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Rain date is Oct. 28.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., is hosting a holiday card making workshop 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

Learn how to make two homemade and personalized holiday cards from an experienced card maker.

The library is hosting a book character costume party for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Dress as your favorite book character or author. Prizes will be given for best costumes.

Enjoy some sweet treats and games.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: ‘Get Prepared Parkland’ on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

North Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships will host “Get Prepared Parkland,” an emergency preparedness educational event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

There will be demonstrations, presentations and training sessions to mark September as National Emergency Preparedness Month.

Participation events include hands-only CPR, junior firefighter obstacle course, live and simulated fire extinguisher training, first aid and stop the bleed.

Participants may earn some giveaways to help them be prepared.

AED donated to South Whitehall Police Department

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall’s police department recently received a lifesaving gift.

Rachel Moyer of Shawnee on Delaware, Monroe County, donated an automated external defibrillator to the police department at a recent township commissioners’ meeting.

Moyer, director of AED placement and advocacy programs with the Greg W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund, retired from teaching in 2007 after 24 years in the classroom, to devote her time to AED advocacy.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Mac offering emergency response classes

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with Lehigh County Emergency Management, is hosting a free 20-hour community emergency response team training program 6-10 p.m. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.

This training program is designed to help participants protect themselves, family, neighbors and their neighborhoods in an emergency situation.

Registration must be made by Sept. 19.

To register, contact Tanya Hook at 610-782-4600 or email