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Scout designs, builds penguin pathway at zoo

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jacob Wiersch recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a walkway to the penguin exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Wiersch, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 261, Ziegels Church, Brein-igsville, spent a long time thinking about and discussing the project with his parents, Larry and Diane.

"My dad first suggested the Lehigh Valley Zoo," Wiersch said. "When the Lehigh Valley Zoo came up in our conversations, I immediately took to the idea.

Fire company fundraiser to aid volunteer

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown, is having a benefit breakfast to help one of its own.

Linda Slifer, 57, who lives in Upper Macungie Township, suffered a grade five subarachnoid hemorrhage from a brain aneurysm on July 15, her daughter Dana Miller told The Press.

Miller said her mother was watering the plants and playing with her grandson, Max Miller, 3, when she came into the house and called her name.

"She sounded odd, so I went down to see what she wanted," Miller said. "I found her sitting on the floor, dripping sweat, and complaining of a headache.

'Almost Maine' to be presented Nov 9, 10

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Parkland High School theater students have been rehearsing to present their version of the play"Almost Maine."

This romantic comedy, comprised of nine short plays, is written by John Cariani, an actor best known for his role as a crime scene technician on television's "Law & Order."

"Almost Maine," centered of course in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, delves into the lives and loves of township residents one wintry Friday night.

"Almost Maine" will be presented 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and 10 in the Parkland High School auditorium.

Hurricane Sandy claims second Parkland life

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Hurricane Sandy claimed another life in the Parkland area, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Luther Fritzinger, 93, of 1063 Mosser Road, in the Autumn Park complex, Upper Macungie Township, was found dead in his garage on Nov. 1, Grim said.

The coroner ruled Fritzinger died of hypo-thermia following prolonged exposure to the cold following power outages associated with Hurricane Sandy.

Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric D. Minnich pronounced Fritzinger dead 1:09 p.m. Nov. 1.

Officials visit PPL command center

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey along with Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, met with top officials at PPL Electric Utilities' Emergency Command Center in South Whitehall Township on Oct. 31 to review the company's response to the power outages from Hurricane Sandy.

"This is the second largest storm in PPL history with over 440,000 PPL customers affected," PPL Chairman and CEO Bill Spence said. "We have been provided with great assistance by state and federal agencies.

Upper MAcungie

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Fire company cooking benefit breakfast Nov. 11

Good Will Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown, will be having a benefit breakfast from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 for Linda Slifer, a faithful volunteer and Upper Macungie Township resident, who suffered a severe brain aneurysm in July.

The meal includes eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, mackerel, homefries, pancakes, toast, coffee and juice.

All proceeds will go to fund her care.

South Whitehall man arrested in drug sting

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 52-year-old South Whitehall Township man was recently arrested during a drug sting in Emmaus.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Donna Butler's office, Mark W. Clauser, 1421 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.

'The Amateurs'

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Players of the Stage present play based on 'The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces'

Actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing their version of "The Amateurs" for the past two months.

This three-act play is based on John Kendrick Bangs book, "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces."

The play tells the story of a group of friends from the 1880s who are amateurs at everything they do, including riding a bicycle.

Matthew Buonanno portrays Robert Yardsley. Stephen Gahman plays Jack Barlow.

South Whitehall Twp. teen serves in Madagascar

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Hannah Parnell is back home after participating in her first Christian mission trip with Teen Missions International of Merritt Island, Fla.

The 14-year-old home-schooled freshman recently spent six weeks attending boot camp at the Teen Missions base in Florida, evangelizing and teaching English as a missionary in Mahajanga, Madagascar.

"We shared testimonies about how two people accepted Jesus; sang songs in their native language, Malagasy; English songs with motion and performed dramas of God creating us, and Jesus dying for us," Parnell said.

Pittsburgh residents charged with drug trafficking

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three Pittsburgh residents were arrested on Oct. 11 in Upper Macungie Township for allegedly trafficking narcotics.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner's office, State Trooper Jonathan R. Gerken was driving a marked police cruiser with Trooper Matthew Lowe at 9:21 p.m. Oct. 10 when they saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling 19 mph over the speed limit along I-78, Weisenberg Township.