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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.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Ziegels UCC having fundraiser

Parkland Community Library will be hosting Michele McLaughlin for a program featuring an extensive trunk show highlighting the impact quilting has made on American culture and politics 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

The adult Books into Movies group will be discussing "Jurassic Park," by Michael Crichton 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

Fall Family Storytime for children ages 18 months to 3 years will take place 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 24.

Younger and older siblings may attend. An adult must stay with each child. There will be stories, songs and games for the whole family to share.

'Alice in Wonderland Jr.' onstage Oct. 24, 25 at OMS

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Orefield Middle School Drama Club students have been rehearsing diligently to present Disney's musical "Alice in Wonderland Jr."

This one-act play tells the story of a young girl named Alice, who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world.

The musical is based on the book "Alice's Adventure in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll and the 1951 Walt Disney Animation Studios film "Alice in Wonderland."

Malerie Razzis portrays Alice. Lisa Conte plays the Cheshire Cat.

Consignment shop provides clothes, more

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

One Lehigh Valley resident has found a unique way to bring the largest consignment of children's clothes to area parents and grandparents.

Amanda D'Ambrosio, of Coopersburg, started Kids Clothesline Consignment out of her home eight years ago.

The event grew to a little church.

Today, D'Ambrosio holds consignment events twice a year, in the fall and spring at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds selling children's clothes, shoes, toys and furniture.

'Cinderella' to be performed at Springhouse Oct. 23, 24

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.

Trucker dies when his rig is struck by another truck

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.

Another View

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13 Take time to thank a firefighter

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.

Center offering housing to low-income veterans

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.

Man charged with resisting arrest, being disorderly

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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.