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Monday, April 6, 2020

Turkey to go:

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Jaindl Farms offering curbside pickup

To provide the community with a safe way to purchase food during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Jaindl Farms has recently begun offering over-the-phone ordering and curbside pickup services at the Jaindl Farms Retail Store, 3151 Coffeetown Road, Orefield.

Retail store Manager Joanna Jaindl-Keichel spoke to The Press March 21 about how the new ordering system works.

Customers should call the retail store main office at 610-395-3333 to place an order, designate a pickup time and receive their order number.

Bringing everyone

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“Owen had never met her, but he watched others and he knew that escorting a beautiful girl in her best dress down the red carpet was something totally special that he wanted to do,” said Owen’s mother, Bette Jo Smith of Newtown.

The proud mom was responding to a question; “What has this event meant to you and your son?”

The special evening was a time when special needs young men and women, age 14 and older, were feted at a special gala evening with all the glitz and glamour and star treatment that the organizers could muster.

Dietz and Watson donates to Second Harvest

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Dietz and Watson, Philadelphia, donated 5,000 pounds of fresh meat, cheese and additional products Feb. 28 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley at Weis Market, 365 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

They also made a $2,500 cash donation.

Weis Markets is a retailer of Dietz and Watson products.

“Families Helping Families” is Dietz and Watson’s charitable program that works with local supermarkets around the country.

Office restrictions announced

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News


District Attorney Jim Martin announced March 20 in light of federal, state and local restrictions due to COVID-19, the office remains equipped to handle any requests from law enforcement for assistance as well as respond to any emergencies.

All sworn officers, i.e., county detectives, are working as usual. The district attorney’s office will also continue operations, but as of March 19 with a reduced staff that includes one-third of assistant district attorneys on site daily as well as two-thirds assistant district attorneys working remotely.

Grocery stores adapt to COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Political theorist and philosopher Thomas Paine famously wrote:

“These are the times that try men’s souls” in the opening moments of his political pamphlet “The American Crisis.”

Local grocers may see fit to add the phrase “and store shelves.”

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wrought changes on how many food store chains operate.

Town hall meeting April 2

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News


State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, is alerting residents he will be holding a telephone town hall meeting 7 p.m. April 2 to answer questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Residents of the 22nd Legislative District will automatically receive a call on their landlines at the start of the meeting.

Those who wish to participate or just listen in can simply stay on the line.

Wolf extends school, non-life-sustaining business closures

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

In a news conference on March 30, Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised the commonwealth’s Stay-at-Home orders to include Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin and Schuylkill counties, bringing the state total to 26 counties under a stay-at-home order.

This order took effect 8 p.m., March 30, and will continue through April 30.

According to the news release, all Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures also remain in effect.

Penn State Extension seeks agricultural businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Penn State Extension is looking for owners of agricultural businesses with retail space.

The extension will help provide a customer’s perspective, marketing and merchandising strategies, and customer service suggestions.

Subscribe to “Under the Ground” to better understand and enhance how the business appears in the eyes of the customer.

“Under the Ground” is an annual subscription-based service and network that provides businesses with a comprehensive picture of their retail storefront from the eyes of customers, peers and marketing specialists.