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Employee Volunteer Day

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nestlé Waters' workers make gardening kits

Nestlé Waters North America joined with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 18 for an Employee Volunteer Day.

More than 50 Nestlé Waters employees from the Pure Life and Deer Park plants in Breinigsville participated in the event.

"We strive to give back to the local community whenever we can," Peter Rittenhouse, Pennsylvania supply chain director for Nestlé Waters North America, said. "So, it's great to see close to 60 Nestlé Waters employees at both of our bottling facilities here in Breinigsville participate in Employee Volunteer Day today.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland Library offering Touch-a-Truck event on Sept. 29

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is having a Touch-a-Truck event 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 at the circle in front of the township building.

There will be diggers, police cars, an ambulance and more to explore inside and out. No registration is required.

The library is offering fall family storytimes 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 for children 18 months to 3 years.

There will be stories, songs and games for the whole family to share. Younger and older siblings may attend. An adult must stay with the children.

Parkland grad charged with homicide

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 2007 Parkland High School graduate has been charged with homicide for the death of his half-brother.

Cory J. Maletsky, 23, of 1521 N. Leh St., South Whitehall Township, was arrested Sept. 15 after allegedly stabbing Christopher Scot Lloyd II, 31, of 2214 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond's office, South Whitehall Police Officer Mark J. Keeler was dispatched at 3:36 a.m. for a disturbance at the Walbert Avenue address.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Rally Day Sept. 9 at churches

Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is having its annual fall festival from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15.

There will be a flea market and craft sale, lemonade and food stands.

Kauffman's BBQ chickens will be on the menu, along with baked goods.

Tickets for the meal are available by calling Randy Noll at 610-682-0507.

To help, have new ideas, or want to reserve a space, call Lori Miller at 610-683-8936 or Karen Howard at 610-683-3563.

If you would like to bake or help at the bake sale table, call Cheryl Bailey at 610-683-8936.

Neighbor recalls fatal fire from 75 years ago

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Longtime Cetronia resident William "Buddy" Marsteller recently reflected on the fatal fire that displaced his family, injured his neighbor and killed a mother and her daughter 75 years ago.

"I was only 7 years old when the fire occurred," Marsteller said.

Marsteller, his parents Thomas and Annie, and two of his three sisters, Ruth and Dorothy, were upstairs in their bedrooms when the 4:40 a.m. fire broke out May 24, 1937.

The third sister, Minnie, who was 21 at the time, was not home, he said.

Corbett tours Upper Mac manufacturing plant

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

500 new jobs coming to Westport Axle

Kentucky-based Westport Axle had no trouble getting its new facility in Upper Macungie Township operational.

The company, which recently opened its doors in the former JCPenney distribution warehouse, 650 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, is expected to hire 500 employees within the next several months.

"What has been done here in such a short period has been amazing," Alexander Van Leyen, president of Westport, said.

"This has been a very quick, aggressive build-out," Westport Vice President Rena Sharpe told The Press.

Another View

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

Protect yourself from identity theft

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door-to-door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting 9 million Americans every year.

New outdoor classroom dedicated at Kernsville

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Students, teachers, parents and members of the community gathered recently for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of a new outdoor classroom at Kernsville Elementary School.

The classroom was made possible after members of the PTO submitted an application to the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program and were awarded a $5,000 grant, Wendy Pursell, president of Kernsville PTO, said.

Designed by Emily Goenser and Stacey Nash of Parkland Nurseries, the classroom began as a school effort in 2011, when first graders planted the butterfly garden, she said.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Blessing of the backpacks offered Aug. 26 at Ziegels Union Church

Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, will have its Sunday School picnic and Rally Day 10 a.m. Aug. 26 in the upper pavilion at Longswamp Park.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have a blessing of backpacks at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. services Aug. 26.

Anyone involved with education is invited to come with backpacks, briefcases or laptop bags to receive both a blessing and a small gift.

Police chase ends at home in S. Whitehall

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township Police along with Freemansburg, Whitehall, Allentown City, and Pennsylvania State Police converged on a house at 4228 Briarcliff Road, South Whitehall, at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 8 following a car chase.

Todd D. Schaedel, who was wanted for allegedly fleeing Freemansburg police, was arrested at the house.

According to Lehigh County assessment records, the house is owned by Todd D. and Diane M. Schaedel.

South Whitehall Township Police Lt. John Christman spoke with The Press.