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Westwood Heights Swim Club celebrates 50 years

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

A number of members gathered recently at the Westwood Heights Swim Club, 1144 N. 38th St., Allentown, to celebrate 50 years of serving the community.

In 1960, Kem Katz got the idea to start a pool in his neighborhood when his children were ages 7, 8 and 9.

His challenge was to raise the money, find the land, obtain the clearances, find the right contractor and members, and gather plenty of volunteers.

Katz determined he needed 150 families to give $300 each. Those families would receive a stock certificate.

'Cinderella' to be performed at Springhouse Oct. 23, 24

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Springhouse Middle School drama students have been rehearsing for the last five weeks to present their version of the fairy tale "Cinderella."

This three-act musical tells the story of a kind, sweet and gentle young woman, who despite living with her cruel and evil stepmother and stepsisters, achieves all her dreams and marries a prince. The fairy tale is based on the French folk tale of Cinderella.

Mara Cohen portrays Cinderella. Yaseen Elzalabany plays Prince Philippe.

SkillsUSA honors Clyde Hornberger at breakfast

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Clyde Hornberger, former executive director of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was honored for his work and commitment at the SkillsUSA Leadership by Example Breakfast Oct. 3 at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center.

Hornberger served as the executive director from 1996 until March 2012.

Under his direction, LCTI expanded from 29 course offerings to 50.

Visitors have hot time at Chili Pepper Festival

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

The 17th annual Chili Pepper Festival, founded by John Bixler and Chris Markey, took place Sept. 7 and 8 in Bowers.

There were rows of vendors and food stands with everything connected to chili peppers that anyone could imagine. Most of the foods offered contained chili peppers.

Butch Imhoff's Acoustic Road Show provided entertainment for people strolling around, eating and taking in the sights.

The variety of music played was for everyone's taste, as long as you liked country.

The music, by a variety of entertainers could be heard all day, everywhere.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of Congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) Doris Snyder rezoning request for a portion of 2449 Walbert Ave. from R-4 Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial. 2) Tilghman Square Shopping Center improvements for a one-story retail building and a two-story commercial building at 4650 Broadway.


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