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Event promotes inclusion

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Well-prepared and bubbling with enthusiasm, Kimberly Resh asked South Whitehall commissioners for permission to conduct "Tri for Inclusion," June 30, at Parkland High School and the surrounding area.

Resh told the board, at its Dec. 19, 2012, meeting, she founded an organization, Mikayla's Voice, in 2010 to inspire children of all ages to share the message of inclusion.

Resh's daughter, Mikayla, who was brain injured at birth, is unable to walk or talk.


Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

L.C. commissioners again table Green Future Fund

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Future Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill during the board's Dec. 19, 2012 meeting.

The fund would have provided $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.

Among those who attended the meeting to support the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the county would "turn its back to the voters."

JCC sponsors Hanukkah latke cooking contest

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

A new Hanukkah event this year at the Jewish Community Center was the jChopped Latke Edition.

Teams of five people were invited to participate in the latke cooking contest, which featured a prize of $250.

Various Jewish organizations organized five teams: the Jewish Day School, the Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Education, Keneseth Israel Synagogue, the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, and Temple Beth El.

The teams were chosen, met about a week before the cook off and were made aware of the rules.

Mail carrier delivers his last letter

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JOSEPH BROWN Special to The Press in Local News

From birds and bees, to trying to fit mail in undersized mailboxes and braving icy conditions, Stephen Kistler has experienced it all as a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier for 33 years.

On Jan. 3, the Schnecksville Post Office sent him off in style with a retirement party and well wishes for an enjoyable retirement.

"We're going to relax this winter, me and my wife [Kathie]," Kistler said. "She'll probably go get another job because that's the way she's made.

"She needs to be doing something. "I on the other hand, can relax. I'm good at it."

Community center celebrates Hanukkah

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

The community menorah candle lighting at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, took place in conjunction with the observance of Hanukkah.

The sold-out dinner was attended by 290 people who partook of a catered meal by Chef Evan Freeman.

The meal included chicken soup, appetizers, carrrots, honey glazed chicken, chicken nuggets, latkes, Challah rolls, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and cookies for dessert

Following dinner, a concert was performed by Felicia Sloin and Tom Knight in the auditorium.