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Thursday, December 13, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Christmas Eve services offered

Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is offering a family service 5 p.m. and candlelight service at 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

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

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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, is having a family service at 4 p.m. and festival service at 9 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services.

For more information, call the church at 610-398-7000.

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Driver leads police on chase through six municipalities

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 23-year-old Allentown man was arrested two days after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through six municipalities.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck's office, Slatington, Brady Wyatt Gruver, of 120 N. 11th St., was driving a 1997 Volks-wagen Jetta eastbound on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township, at 12:50 a.m. Dec. 5 when Pa. State Police Troopers Nicholas Goldsmith and Matthew Lowe attempted to stop him on Route 22 at Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Florida man arrested in shooting incident

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

A 34-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide following a shooting incident Dec. 4 in South Whitehall Township.

According to a statement issued Dec. 5 by South Whitehall Township police, they were dispatched at 10:28 a.m. the day before to the 2000 block of Focht Avenue for reports of shots being fired in the street.

South Whitehall police say they received a description of a black male with long braids chasing and shooting at another male.

Players of the Stage presenting 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a one-act show, is being presented by local Christian theater group, Players of the Stage.

Based on Barbara Robinson's work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there will be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School's Christmas play.

Laurel Strickland portrays Beth Bradley. Natalie Sampsell plays Grace Bradley.

Another View

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

Make the holidays memorable for family members with dementia or Alzheimer's

Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.

For people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.

Newhard using GPS technology to harvest crops

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

One local farmer is using the same technology pilots use in planes to know their location to harvest his crops.

Joel Newhard of Newhard Farms, Ruchs-ville, North Whitehall, has been using the latest in global positioning systems to harvest his 300 fields, covering more than 2,500 acres in a 10-mile radius in the Valley.

The satellite receiver mounted to the front of his combine tracks about 20 different satellites.

The system has a plus or minus 6-inch accuracy, he said.

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.