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Record-setting Golden Eagle migration at Bake Oven Knob

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by DAN KUNKLE Special to The Press in Local News

Superstorm Sandy brought a path of destruction to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. But this natural event also brought an unprecedented migration phenomenon to the Bake Oven Knob autumn hawk count.

While no one is celebrating the storm, the hawk counters did record an amazing natural event.

Veteran hawk watchers know that storms often "bottle up" the birds for a few days, and those storms are often followed by excellent migration counts. In addition, large storms also divert raptors from their normal migration routes.

Thanksgiving meals, baskets are available

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The staff at PA211 East has compiled a list of organizations providing Thanksgiving holiday meals and baskets for families in Lehigh County this season.

For the most up-to-date listings, call 1-855-501-6785 or visit


Food Baskets

·City Limits Assembly of God, 302 Ridge Ave., Allentown, 610-776-8656, turkey and food bag distribution Nov. 20. Call for time.

Scout designs, builds penguin pathway at zoo

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jacob Wiersch recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a walkway to the penguin exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Wiersch, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 261, Ziegels Church, Brein-igsville, spent a long time thinking about and discussing the project with his parents, Larry and Diane.

"My dad first suggested the Lehigh Valley Zoo," Wiersch said. "When the Lehigh Valley Zoo came up in our conversations, I immediately took to the idea.

'Bodies Revealed' comes to Da Vinci Center

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.

Gardeners learn the language of flowers

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Nadia Kelly recently was the guest speaker at the Claussville Garden Club meeting.

She told club members a wide variety of information on flowers and their significance is available on the Internet.

"Tussie Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers," by Geraldine Adamich Laufer, is one book Kelly recommended.

American poet James G. Percival expressed his feelings in the following short poem, "The Language of Flowers."

In Eastern lands they talk in flow'rs

And they tell

in garland their loves and cares;

Laurys Station Fire Company seeks grant for new truck

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors have announced the township office will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.

Laurys Station Firefighter Eric Minford addressed the board at its Nov. 5 meeting concerning the proposed purchase of a new fire vehicle to replace the mini-pumper.

The goal of the fire company is to replace a vehicle when it has reached 30 years of age and firefighters will apply for a federal grant for $350,000 to purchase the new vehicle.