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Upper Macungie

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Area churches offering Ash Wednesday services

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be having Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 13.

For more information, call 610-398-7000.

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Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is having its Ash Wednesday service 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Mid-week Lenten services will be 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 20 to March 20.

For more information, call the church office at 610-683-7485.

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Parkland grad returns home from Peace Corps service

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Justin Bleiler is back home after participating in his first volunteer program with the Peace Corps.

Bleiler, the son of Dean and Kathleen Bleiler, of South Whitehall, is a 2006 graduate of Parkland High School.

He recently spent two years and three months teaching in Nicaragua.

"I lived in a small agricultural community in the department of León in Nicaragua," Bleiler said.

Scout designs, builds fowl pen at animal sanctuary

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Tyler Durfey recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a pen for rescued fowl at Gress Mountain Ranch and Sanctuary, Orefield.

Durfey, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 12, Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township, decided to build the pen after the owner of the ranch, Kathryn Gress, provided him a list of project ideas.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Good Will Fire Company having annual fastnacht sale

Upper Macungie Township is having a free family game night 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

No registration is required to attend.

Light refreshments will be served or bring your own.

The township is offering a free basic boating course sponsored by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Independent Park Community Center.

Students must be at least 12 years of age to attend.

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie Township offering SAT practice test Jan. 19

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be having its monthly breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

Menu includes eggs, pancakes, toast, homefries and choice of two meats: sausage, bacon, ham and/or mackerel.

The fire company's 49th annual fastnacht sale is now beginning. Pickup will be Feb. 9, 10 and 11.

To place an order, call 610-398-3152 or 610-395-1194.

The fire company needs volunteers to help with the sale.

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Good Samaritan killed in Upper Macungie Twp.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Ohio man was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle at 9:44 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, on I-78, Upper Macungie Township when he went to assist the driver of a vehicle that was disabled from a previous crash.

Richard Helms, 60, of 2065 W. Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, was pronounced dead at 10:31 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Grim said Helms death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the death an accident.

Police departments investigate abduction, jewelry store robbery

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall and Bethlehem Police are conducting a joint investigation into the Dec. 28, 2012, abduction of a Bixler's store employee from his Bethlehem home and the armed robbery of the jewelry store at 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say at approximately 7 p.m., the employee was forced by three armed men to open a safe at the store and to remove Rolex watches and jewelry.

The amount of merchandise taken has not been determined, South Whitehall police say.

Action artist donates paintings to help non-profits

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Pam Dent has found a unique way to help the less fortunate in the Lehigh Valley.

Dent, who has been painting since 2009, donates her paintings to non-profit agencies to auction off as fundraisers.

She also gives some of her pieces to family and friends as gifts.

"My first painting that sold was of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter," Dent said. "It sold at an art auction at The Baum School of Art in the spring."