Springhouse Middle School drama students have been rehearsing for the last five weeks to present their version of the fairy tale "Cinderella."
This three-act musical tells the story of a kind, sweet and gentle young woman, who despite living with her cruel and evil stepmother and stepsisters, achieves all her dreams and marries a prince. The fairy tale is based on the French folk tale of Cinderella.
Mara Cohen portrays Cinderella. Yaseen Elzalabany plays Prince Philippe.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of Congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.
A Lancaster County man died Oct. 4 when his tractor-trailer was struck by another tractor-trailer at 7529 Morris Court, Upper Macungie Township.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Richard James, 54, of 675 N. Ridge Road, Reinholds, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:09 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Wendy Brantley.
Grim said the cause of James' death was multiple blunt force injuries. He ruled his death an accident.
This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast concerning a house fire in Salisbury Township.
Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the warmth of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.
The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living recently was awarded $152,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Supportive Services for the Veterans Families Grant Program.
This non-profit organization, established in 1990 in Allentown, serves persons with disabilities.
The center plans to help 50 families with this new program.
A 76-year-old Schnecksville man was taken into custody after he allegedly raised his fist at a Berks-Lehigh Regional Police officer at the Cost Cutters Family Hair Salon, 1042 Millcreek Road, Lower Macungie Township.
According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner, Robert Lewis Gross, of 4739 Doe Run Court, Schnecksville, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
State Police Trooper Peter Adam states in the affidavit he was dispatched to the hair salon 11:43 a.m. Aug. 21 to assist Berks-Lehigh Regional Police.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is offering drop-in storytime for families with children of all different ages 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 5. No registration is required.
Movie night will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the South Whitehall Township Building, 4444 Walbert Ave.
A technology petting zoo for hands-on interaction with gadgets such as iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook is being offered in the library 1:30-6 p.m. Oct. 10.
Staff will be available to answer questions and share tips.
Allentown Fire Police sponsored a fundraiser Sept. 22 for Toseef Mughal of South Whitehall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Toseef, a fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School, told The Press he was excited about the fundraiser before he went to play with his cousin Muzammil Mughal.
Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal said his son Toseef contracted sepsis after having what appeared to be a cold and cough in February.
The youngster actually had strep throat, which led to sepsis, a severe infection in the blood that spread throughout his body.
A Washington Township man died Sept. 22 when his motorcycle crashed at 2754 Old Post Road, North Whitehall Township.
Richard John Holloway, 59, of 3521 Morris Court, died from multiple blunt force injuries, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman said.
Holloway was pronouced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene by Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich.
His death was ruled an accident, Hoffman said.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Holloway apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at 8:06 p.m.
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.