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Thursday, August 17, 2017

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY AUG. 10

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Police search for South Whitehall man who fled drug investigation

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Police are looking for a man who allegedly fled during a drug investigation and struck a member of the Allentown Police Vice Unit, causing the officer to roll over the hood of the vehicle.

Allentown police, with assistance from South Whitehall police and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, were conducting an investigation in the 2300 block of Fairmont Street, South Whitehall Township, at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says David Vega, 29, was observed seated in a vehicle, which he exited and then entered a house on Fairmont Street.

Bickel named township manager

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Renee Bickel, who started working at South Whitehall as manager of human resources six years ago, has become the new township manager.

She replaces Howard Kutzler who resigned in February.

Bickel was named assistant township manager in October 2015 and has served as interim manager since Kutzler’s departure.

Bickel oversees all departments in the township, including 106 full-time staff and 25 seasonal employees.

Before her arrival at South Whitehall, Bickel held human resources administrative positions in manufacturing, long-term care and consulting.

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.