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Church bells chime for new pastor at Friedens Lutheran

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Rev. Mary Gade, associate of Bishop Samuel Zeiser of the Northeastern Synod, served as the installation official for the new pastor at Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run.

Pastor Althea Albright, a Berks County native, came to the church in February after looking into several different denominations. She decided Lutheran was more aligned to her beliefs.

Albright said she felt called to the ministry since she was in middle school. She attended Susquehanna University and the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary.

Soldiers, sailors plaque is rededicated

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The plaque presented to Lehigh County in 1962 was rededicated Oct. 19 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

The plaque originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Northern Valley EMS launches new community care program

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc. recently announced the launch of the Community Care Visits program.

The program’s goal is to improve awareness by members of the community of their individual health care needs.

Community Care Visits will provide support to NOVA subscribers who live alone or have limited assistance in the effort to maintain their independence.

During a visit, NOVA paramedics and emergency medical technicians will assess wellness and nutrition, bring attention to medical concerns, reconcile medication, and make recommendations for safety.

Seniors tie dye at library

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

A group of seniors participated Sept. 20 in a do it yourself tie-dyeing project with all the materials provided at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Each person was given a cloth shopping bag to tie dye although some brought a shirt or other fabric they wanted to tie dye.

Becky Wanamaker, adult services and programming librarian, gave all the participants plastic gloves and showed them the various colors and the technique for tie dyeing fabric.

The more than 15 women were very enthusiastic about the project.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Lehigh County executive vetoes budget change

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the proposed budget for 2019 on Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by county commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.

Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the county administration building attended by the press, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.

Armstrong warned against letting the commissioners’ amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.