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Harrisburg man charged with killing S. Whitehall woman

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 29-year-old Harrisburg man has been charged with killing South Whitehall resident Joyce Roth, 87, on June 10 in Derry Township, Dauphin County.

According to a press release from Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico Jr. and Derry Township Police Chief Patrick O'Rourke, DaJuan Anthony Porter was arrested June 18 in connection with the murder of Roth, who was visiting her family for the high school graduation of her great-grandchild.

Roth died from a stab wound to the chest during a burglary at her son's home.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Read to L.V. Therapy Dogs July 1 and 8

Come to Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, 9-10 a.m. June 29 and learn how to build an online resume and cover letter, discover job portals, and apply for a job.

Join Lehigh Valley Therapy Dogs and practice reading aloud to these patient and gentle dogs 6:30-7:30 p.m. July 1 and 8.

The library is offering Stories in the Schools from 10-11 a.m. July 9 and 10 at Cetronia Elementary School, 3635 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.

Night at the Movies will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the South Whitehall Township Building, 4444 Walbert Ave.

Breinigsville celebrating 29th fireworks spectacular

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Everyone is invited to gather family and friends for the 29th year anniversary of Schmoyer Funeral Home's Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at dusk July 6 in Earl Adams Memorial Park, formerly Breinigsville Park, at 8935 Breinigsville Road. Rain date is July 7.

"This is the 10th year in Breinigsville Park," Carl Schmoyer III told The Press.

Schmoyer will be using the same computerized firing system as last year with the fireworks synchronized to music.

"It took an hour to an hour-and-a-half to design the show," Schmoyer said.

Ceremony is not marred by arrest

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The arrest of a 2011 Parkland graduate did not disrupt the June 12 graduation ceremony of Parkland High School's class of 2013, according to a statement released the next day by the school district.

According to Lehigh University's police crime log Richard Costello, no age or address listed, was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct 7:19 p.m. June 12 in Stabler Arena after allegedly being involved in a fight during the graduation ceremony.

Former Parkland teacher writes young adult novel

Thursday, June 20, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Claire Janosik Griffin's first book, "Nowhere to Run," was recently published.

Griffin, a former Parkland, Emmaus and Macungie school teacher, said she wanted to write a book her students at Montgomery College in Washington, D.C., would be interested in reading.

"That meant it had to be a story about kids like them," she said. "I realized, as I got to know my students, friendship was very important in their lives because many of them did not come from families that gave them a lot of support.

Parkland graduate charged with threatening student

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 19-year-old Breinigsville man was arrested June 5 after he allegedly threatened to kill a male student at Parkland High School, South Whitehall .

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall, Police Officer Benjamin Porobenski, school resource officer, said he was notified around 7:40 a.m. that day Nicholas Luke Ibarra of 1307 Windmill Lane was on school property and a female student was upset by his presence.

Tulip gardens grace Trexler Funeral Home

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

For centuries, tulips have graced gardens and homesteads all across Europe and America and one local location is no exception.

For 83 years, tulips have been planted on the grounds at the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St. Allentown.

The tulips were originally planted by the Charles F. and Rachel Marie Yost Neuweiler family, Carl Schmoyer said.

The building was originally constructed in 1908 by Clinton N.J. and Anna Furler Roth.

Parkland graduate charged with threatening student

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 19-year-old Breinigsville man was arrested June 5 after he allegedly threatened to kill a male student at Parkland High School, South Whitehall .

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond, South Whitehall, Police Officer Benjamin Porobenski, school resource officer, said he was notified around 7:40 a.m. that day Nicholas Luke Ibarra of 1307 Windmill Lane was on school property and a female student was upset by his presence.

County honors seniors for their gift of time, talents

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 15 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services' 13th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have exhibited exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Margaret Teitsworth, a resident of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, Dean Cunfer of Slatington and Paul Barna of Coplay.

Valley emergency crews drill at Dorney Park

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, and South Whitehall Township partnered with numerous Lehigh County emergency responders May 13 for a mass casualty emergency prepareness drill.

"This drill is part of Dorney Park and South Whitehall Township's ongoing readiness training and involves a fictional emergency incident at the park," said Bernard Bonuccelli, sales and marketing director for Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.

He said the drill was designed to serve as a valuable training tool for both Dorney Park staff and emergency response personnel.