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Stagemakers at the J presents 'Winnie the Pooh'

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Final performance on Jan. 20

The final Jewish Community Center presentation of the childhood favorite, "Winnie the Pooh," will be given 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

The musical is performed by The Stagemakers at the J, which is comprised of students in public and private schools and who participate in the performing arts classes at the JCC.

The five-week class culminates in a show production.

"Winnie the Pooh" was chosen by Director and Choreographer Syd Stauffer because of its appeal to the younger students.

Since the start of Stagemakers at the J, this cast of 14 girls is the youngest.

Influenza immunization recommended

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination supplies.

State and local organizations, however, are working overtime to treat the ill, and they are recommending preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.

To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Township Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) McDonald's Restaurant to further develop property at 3860 Hamilton Blvd. 2) Ordinance amendment regarding clear sight triangle regulations.


Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.


S.W. to pay more for engineer

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Fees for the South Whitehall engineering firm, The Pidcock Co., will increase slightly in 2013, after remaining the same for the previous three years.

At the Jan. 2 commissioners' meeting, engineer Ralph Russek Jr. commented on the rate increase.

"We've been asked twice over a two year period to hold, and we did," Russek said. "We've maintained the same rate schedule for 2010-11, and 2012."

He noted the average of all of the rate increases for the various personnel categories is 2.5 percent.

Flu prevention, symptoms and treatment

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Recommended Prevention:

·If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

·Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.

·Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, which spreads the virus.

·Avoid close contact with ill people.

·Get plenty of sleep and exercise; manage stress; drink plenty of fluids and eat healthful foods.

·Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then throw the tissue in the trash.

North Whitehall

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Union UCC youth prepare Spuds and Suds lunch

The Youth Group of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will serve a lunch of spuds and suds 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 27.

The spuds will be found at a baked potato bar with more than 15 toppings, such as chili, sour cream, cheese and broccoli, veggies, meats and sauces.

The suds consist of birch beer, lemonade and diet soda.

Profits benefit the Youth Group and the Northern Lehigh Food Bank.

The public is welcome to partake of this economical luncheon while enjoying some fellowship on a winter Sunday.

All paths lead to Minsi Trails Wood Badge reunion

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council sponsored its 19th annual Wood Badge reunion dinner, "A Century of Eagle Scouts," Jan. 6. at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

The reunion, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Award, Boy Scouts of America's highest rank, was attended by 155 people.

Wood Badge, Scoutings most advanced two-week training course for leaders, started in the United States in 1948.

Master of ceremonies for the reunion dinner was Bryan Hill. Auctioneer for the live auction was Glenn Higbie.