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Monday, November 12, 2018

King George site looking better

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Recent actions by South Whitehall administrative staff and property owner Atul Patel have yielded improvements in the area around the King George Inn, reported township Manager Renee Bickel during the Oct. 17 board of commissioners’ meeting.

In August, Commissioner David Bond raised the issue with concerns not only about the surrounding property but about the inn itself.

“The building is deteriorating,” said Bond at the time. “It could just fall down.”

Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan voiced her opinion at the time.

Hear the roar, feel the love with Stagemakers at the J

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will be presenting “The Lion King Jr.,” a heartwarming, coming-of-age musical about an African lion named Simba, who discovers the true meaning of love, courage and loyalty at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.

Simba’s father Mufasa is the king, which gives Simba sovereign claim to the throne.

But Simba has a jealous, power-hungry uncle, Scar, who is determined to be king one day.

After Scar falsely convinces Simba he was responsible for Mufasa’s death, Simba runs away.

Mary Poppins to enchant audiences with her magic

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

For their annual children’s show, Parkland High School thespians will perform “Mary Poppins Jr.,” Nov. 9-11 at the high school.

“Mary Poppins Jr.” tells the tale of a magical English nanny who is blown by an east wind to 17 Cherry Tree Lane in London, and into the lives of George and Winfred Banks and their children.

This two-act musical is based on a series of children’s books written by P.L. Travers and the 1964 classic Walt Disney film of the same title.

Ian Bower, who portrays George Banks, and Megan Brenkert, who plays Winifred Banks, commented on their roles.

Wild wins 7th U.S. House seat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congresswoman-elect Susan Wild, D-7th, in Nov. 6 election night victory speech in Coordinated Health Club Level Lounge, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

In unofficial results, with 100 percent of the vote tallied for 339 of 339 precincts reporting,

Wild received 137,122 votes or 53 percent to Republican Marty Nothstein receiving 111,862 votes or 44 percent and Libertarian Tim Silfies receiving 7,899 votes or 3 percent of 256,883 votes cast.

Kutztown University unveils SMASH room for students

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Kutztown University recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony as the Department of Communication Studies officially opened the Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub in Rickenbach Learning Center.

KU President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Provost Anne Zayaitz, Dr. Keith Massie, SMS area coordinator and Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Dr. Robert “Moe” Folk, English professor and SMS program co-architect cut the ribbon.

This room will assist in student learning for the new Social Media Theory and Strategy major, one of the first created of this type in the United States

Browne and Day sponsor senior expo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently sponsored a senior expo at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie.

Multiple vendors and support agencies were on hand offering help with Medicare plans, retirement income strategies and veteran support.

Lehigh Valley Hospital nurses were on hand to administer influenza vaccines.

Health Networks Laboratories personnel performed cholesterol and glucose screening studies as well.