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PART II

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Creating Christmas Spirit

Before Christmas 2017, Target store employees joined police officers from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, the City of Allentown, and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office hosting the fourth annual Heroes and Helpers shopping spree for 33 Parkland students.

This event was designed so the youngsters could purchase Christmas presents for their families.

PART I

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Creating Christmas spirit

Target store employees joined police officers from South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, the City of Allentown, and the Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office to help make Christmas a little brighter for 33 Parkland students.

The fourth annual Heroes and Helpers shopping spree for the youngsters was designed so they could purchase Christmas presents for their families.

Driver killed in I-78 crash

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 68-year-old Delaware County man was killed when his Ford Flex SUV struck an International tractor with Hyundai trailer 12:30 p.m. Jan. 7 on I-78 Eastbound between Routes 863 and 100, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Fredrick Evans of Norwood, Delaware County, was pronounced dead 1:17 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim said the cause of Evans’ death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of his death an accident.

Breinigsville toddler killed in North Whitehall Twp crash

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 3-year-old Breinigsville boy was killed when the vehicle he was riding in and another vehicle collided around 11:27 a.m. Dec. 21 in front of 5480 Kernsville Road, North Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Micah Gianotti was pronounced dead at 12:21 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

An autopsy was performed Dec. 22, Grim said.

He said the cause of death is blunt force head injuries due to a motor vehicle accident.

The manner of his death was ruled an accident, Grim said.

PART II

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown firefighters partner with police to help kids with cancer

Twenty-nine members of the South Whitehall Township Police Department, and 13 Orefield Middle School teachers participated in this year’s No Shave November fundraiser.

The goal was to increase awareness by embracing their hair, something many cancer patients lose, with the officers and teachers growing beards or goatees.

Each officer needed to donate a minimum $50 of his own money which would have typically been spent on shaving and grooming to participate.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Noon Year’s Eve party for kids

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will host a free Kids Noon Year’s Eve party 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Good Will Fire Company, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

There will be a balloon drop at noon and Dazzling Doodles face painting, a DJ, games, and giveaways. Light refreshments will be available for purchase.

For information, visit uppermac.org.

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Parkland Community Library, 4444 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is offering a writing workshop “What’s Your Story” 1 p.m. Dec. 26. Learn how to write a memoir.

PART I

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Police, OMS teachers forgo shaving

Twenty-nine members of the South Whitehall Township Police Department, and 13 Orefield Middle School teachers participated in this year’s No Shave November fundraiser.

The goal of the fundraiser was to increase awareness by embracing their hair, something many cancer patients lose, with the officers and teachers growing beards or goatees.

Each officer needed to donate a minimum $50 of his own money which would have typically been spent on shaving and grooming to participate.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Churches having Christmas Eve services

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have two Christmas Eve services.

The regular service will be 10:30 a.m. At the 7:30 p.m. service, there will be candlelight communion.

There will no Bible Study or Sunday School, but there will be a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-7015.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have three services with communion on Dec. 24.

County coroner awaits toxicology report on pair found dead in motel

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 36-year-old Texas woman and a 56-year-old Tennessee man were found dead Nov. 29 in a motel room at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Christina Schwartz, last known address San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 12:15 p.m. that day in room 216 of the motel.

Kroon also pronounced Michael Donnelly, last known address in Tennessee, dead at 12:16 p.m. the same day and in the same room.