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Thursday, March 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Variety of activities offered in community

Upper Macungie Township will have pickup basketball for adults age 21 and older 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays until June 8 at Jaindl Elementary School, 1051 Weilers Road, Breinigsville.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at the Falcon Pavilion at the Upper Macungie Park, Route 100, Fogelville. Rain date is April 15.

Registration begins 9:15 a.m. The hunt starts at 10 a.m.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Library offering fun events

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, will host “Games We Love” 1-2:30 p.m. March 17.

Have fun playing bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess.

Unleash your creativity at the Joy of Coloring for adults 3 p.m. on March 22. Snacks will be provided.

Looking for new ideas for homemade art and craft projects, then come and join the Senior Art Project club 1:30-3 p.m. March 27.

All needed materials will be provided.

Join the library’s What’s your Story writing workshop 3 p.m. March 28.

Learn how to write your own memoir.

Cedarbrook resident celebrates 105th birthday with family, friends

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Family members, residents and staff gathered March 3 for a party at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall Township, to celebrate Michalena Fiorello’s 105th birthday.

According to a press release from Cedarbrook, Aunt Lena, as she is known by her family was truly a woman ahead of her time.

Fiorello, who was born Feb. 26, 1912 and never married, came to live at Cedarbrook when she was 99 years old.

Her niece Mary Deutsch of Whitehall spoke with The Press during the party.

Teen charged after his car hits Parkland school bus

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A full-sized Parkland School Bus with 16 elementary students on board was rear-ended by a 2005 Nissan Altima driven by an 18-year-old male from Breinigsville, 3:52 p.m. March 8, in the area of 7533 Hamilton Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, the school bus, a 2007 International Harvester CE200, was driven by Aaron T. Beaver, 48, of Orefield.


Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Motivational speaker coming to Union UCC

Rayna DuBose, whose career projectory changed when she was stricken with a deadly bacterial disease necessitating amputation of all four limbs, will speak at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services March 12 at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

The all-time leading basketball scorer at her high school, DuBose received a full athletic scholarship to Virginia Tech.

After a lengthy hospitalization for her illness and challenging therapy, DuBose returned to college and earned her degree.

She has received numerous awards and has made appearances on TV.

Parkland graduate named presidential award winner

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Dr. John D. Teufel, a 1995 Parkland High School graduate and physicist with the Department of Commerce at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Physical Measurement Laboratory, was recently named by former President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers.

“I was nominated by my institution for my work with superconducting circuits,” Teufel told The Press. “I am an experimental physicist who conducts research on superconducting circuits for advanced sensing and computing applications.”


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282 hosting all-you-can-eat breakfast

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is hosting Baby Story Time for youngsters birth to age 2 from 10:30-11 a.m. March 6 and 13.

Kids and their caregiver can enjoy favorite picture books, rhymes and songs.

The Big Kids Book Club for those in kindergarten through second grade will meet 5 p.m. March. 6.

There will be stories, games and crafts.

Tell library staff, when registering, of any food allergies the child may have.

Modern Brown Bag Classics will meet 1 p.m. March 6. Beverages will be provided.

The Neffs National Bank donates to ed foundations, conservancy

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

The Neffs National Bank presented checks in the amount of $25,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, the Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation and the Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus.

“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said during the Feb. 14 presentation.

The EITC program authorizes tax credit for contributions to educational improvement organizations, he added.

Luther Crest resident celebrates a century plus five

Thursday, February 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Family members, friends and residents gathered Feb. 17 for a party in Crest Hall at Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall Township, to celebrate Ruth Yeo’s 105th birthday.

Ruth, who married Dr. John Wendell Yeo in l940, was born Feb. 18, 1912, in Boyertown.

The daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Gabel of Boyertown, her father was vice president of the Boyertown Casket Company.

Her mother was a homemaker.