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County senior center salutes veterans in song

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County Senior Center, Allentown, presented a free Veterans Day Concert Nov. 11 featuring the Good Vibrations Chorus and Elm Street Jazz Band.

Good Vibrations performed 20 minutes of patriotic music prior to the Elm Street Jazz band performing songs honoring veterans.

"We are not only dedicating the music to veterans but we are dedicating it to a member we recently lost, Lucy Grim," said Larry William, music director for Good Vibrations Chorus.

Allan Meyerson, music director for the Elm Street Jazz Band, also spoke with The Press.

Pastor uses his crosses to share Christian faith

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rev. Herbert H. Michel D.D. recently exhibited 100 of his 700 crosses for guests and members of Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny.

Michel, who has been an ordained minister for more than 40 years, began collecting small crosses he could wear on Sundays following his ordination in 1976.

"In the Lutheran tradition, pastors wear crosses on Sunday," he said. "The collection expanded from there to standing, decorative, fine ones, gold and silver, to all matters of crosses."

Police SUV hits pedestrian

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The sport utility vehicle that struck a 21-year-old Allentown man just after 11 p.m. Oct. 28 as he crossed Tilghman Street, South Whitehall Township, was a police vehicle.

State Police Troop M Fogelsville reported David A. Gross, 52, of Allentown, was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe south in the left turn lane of Parkway Road, when he proceeded to make a left turn onto Tilghman Street through a steady green traffic signal, when he struck Jacob B. Vassallo.

Police ask public's help to ID bank robber

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Breaking News

Upper Macungie Township police are asking for the public's help in identifying a bank robber.

The bank robbery occurred 1:15 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Bank of America, 7720 Main St., Fogelsville.

The bank robber is a white male, 30 to 40 years old.

He was wearing an OD green (or dark colored) field jacket over a bright blue shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap with "Polo Sport Athletics" written on the front.

He was last seen with a single strap dark-colored satchel over his shoulder.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Thanksgiving services offered

Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is offering a Thanksgiving Day service with Holy Communion 9 a.m. Nov. 28.


St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, is having a Thanksgiving Eve service 7 p.m. Nov. 27.


St. John's UCC and St. John's Lutheran churches are having a combined Thanksgiving Eve service with Pastor Joanne Marchetto 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at 1028 Church St., Fogelsville.

St. John's UCC, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville is having a plain and fancy sticky bun sale.

Barn Swallow owner invites customers to stop by

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Country Barn site offers antiques, vintage, country and primitive décor

Orefield residents recently welcomed a new primitive and country store to their community.

Barn Swallow opened its doors Oct. 2 at the former Country Barn, 2895 Township Line Road.

Owner Kate Hydro, who was raised in Mohnton, Berks County, and graduated from Holy Name High School in Wyomissing, said she began preparing in August for the store's opening.

Hydro, her husband, David, general manager for the Cracker Barrel, Frackville, and son Gavin, 2, live in Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill County.

Police looking for witnesses to South Whitehall Twp crash

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are looking for witnesses who may have seen a red sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Cobalt, driving recklessly around 3:44 p.m. Nov. 2 northbound on Route 309, in the area of Tilghman Street, South Whitehall Township.

According to police, the red sedan may have caused a motorcyclist to lose control of his bike and crash.

The operator of the motorcycle was injured as a result of the incident.

There will be no damage on the vehicle, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Whitehall police at 610-398-0337.

Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Hunting class Nov. 10

Members of the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, 1522 Butz Road, Brein-igsville, will be having a Veterans Appreciation breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Menu includes eggs, pancakes, French toast, meat, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

This event is open to the public and all veterans will eat free.


Upper Macungie Township and the Pa. Game Commission are offering a hunter safety course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10 at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Brein-igsville. Everyone 12 years or older can attend.