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Friday, June 23, 2017

Kempton Fair delivers old-time fun with heart

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The warm June day dissolved into the perfect evening for the start of this year’s Kempton Fair.

After last year’s cancellation, it was game on for the three-day event, June 15, 16 and 17, despite intermittent showers on the last day.

While local residents munched on everything from walk away tacos to waffles and ice cream, they were treated to an antique tractor parade which signaled the start of the fair last Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, kids soothed their goats, sheep and pigs before presenting them for judging in the animal barn.

Germansville wife, mom knew value of education

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Scholarship established in memory of Imogene Dietrich

Do angels walk among us on earth? If you ask Bill Dietrich, he will tell you his wife, Imogene, was truly an angel.

Dietrich and their daughter, Stacey Scanlon of New Tripoli recently spoke with The Press about Imogene, who passed away unexpectedly on March 16.

“She had one of the largest showings at her viewing and funeral at Keller Funeral Home and so many people had their own stories of how much she touched their lives,” Scanlon said. “She was truly an angel.”

Imogene, a 1975 graduate from Northwestern Lehigh High School, married Dietrich in 1973.

Several options discussed for Jaindl property

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The first half of the Upper Macungie supervisors June 1 meeting was dominated by a discussion on the proposed development of the Jaindl property along Oldt Road.

A standing-room-only crowd packed the meeting room to offer their opinions or just to listen to the comments.

The Jaindl proposal is to develop warehouses on the tract which would generate 250 to 300 truck trips per day.

Elizabeth Collins read a prepared statement outlining the residents’ concerns and issues. The group came up with their options for the property.

Leukemia, Lymphoma Society names Man, Woman of the Year

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl and Rita DiBenedetto, both of Orefield, have been chosen by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as 2017 Lehigh Valley Man and Woman of the Year.

The two were named during the society’s grand finale celebration June 6 at DeSales University.

Individual winning totals will be announced this summer after the national titles are awarded to the top fundraisers in the country.

There’s no ‘Doubt,’ POTS’ play certain to be a hit

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

Stepping away from the norm, Players of the Stage has been hard at work rehearsing for its June 22-24 production of “Doubt” at Relevant Church, Allentown.

A small troupe of four actors sets this play apart from previous Players of the Stage production.

The all-adult cast takes on challenging issues in a performance that gets to the heart of human uncertainty.

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” asks Father Flynn during the sermon in the opening scene of “Doubt.”