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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hope Community Church hosts annual Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the recent Hope Community Church Sportsmen’s Banquet members of the congregation showed a great deal of respect toward each other, and courtesy, civility and helpfulness to each other and to the dinner guests.

This yearly event brings the community together and is a good distraction from the winter cold, snow and ice.

The Sportsmen’s Banquet is a time to greet old friends and make some new ones.

After the introduction by Bill Vanartsdalen and the invocation by Pastor Ken Kalisz, dinner was served.

State of county address offers changes, praises accomplishments

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has proposed limiting a commissioner’s term to three terms or 12 years; creating an independent ethics oversight committee; and getting commissioners out of negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Armstrong addressed a crowded room Feb. 21 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, to report the state of the county and to tell the public what his administration has done over the past year and what the future holds.

SangriaFest coming to Upper Macungie

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

If all goes well, ArtsQuest SangriaFest will be coming to Upper Macungie Township’s Grange Park in addition to the yearly event at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

ArtsQuest Chief Operating Officer Curt Mosel attended the Upper Macungie supervisors’ Feb. 7 meeting to give them an overview of the project.

Board members then had a lengthy discussion on his request.

The vote was 2-1 in favor of allowing ArtsQuest to set up at the park. Supervisor Jim Brunell was the lone “no” vote.

Come fly with Wendy and Peter Pan to Neverland

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J to present ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Stagemakers at the J, the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, is presenting “Peter Pan Jr.,” a magical musical filled with mermaids, Indians, sneaky pirates, fairy dust and childrenwho can fly.

John and Michael Darling love listening to their sister, Wendy, tell them stories every night about a boy named Peter Pan who refuses to grow up and lives in Neverland.

Little do they know Peter also listens from outside their window. But, one night when the Darlings’ dog nursemaid Nana grabs Peter’s shadow, he returns to get it back and countless adventures begin.

Kitten trouble at Parkland Library

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Bad Kitty makes a visit

A standing-room-only group of parents and kids waited patiently Feb. 9 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, to welcome celebrity Bad Kitty.

Bad Kitty is the name of the main character in a series of children’s books by author Nick Bruel.

Parkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes first showed the kids how to make a Bad Kitty mask.

When they completed making their masks, Parkland Youth Services Assistant Mary DiMaggio stamped the mask with a Bad Kitty stamp, and the proud parents took photographs of their “kittens” with their cellphones to take home.


Thursday, February 28, 2019 by The Press in Local News


FEB. 28

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

·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 meets 8-9 p.m.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.