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Emergency notification system now available

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

AlertPA, an emergency notification system helps provide Pennsylvanians with timely information during an urgent situation.

AlertPA is a system that helps officials quickly send emergency text and email alerts, and other important notifications, to users to assist them in making informed decisions. Individuals can register for AlertPA by going to and clicking on Alerts & Advisories.

Users can choose the method of notification, pager, text or email, and select what type of information to receive.

Lodge No. 1 members celebrate Groundhog Day

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Grundsow Lodge Nummer Ains an da Lechaw gathers for 77th year

It was a night of fun and reminiscing at the Germansville Fire Hall.

Approximately 215 people gathered Feb. 1 to celebrate the 77th annual Versommling of Grundsow Lodge Nummer Ains an da Lechaw.

Members were serenaded by The Rhine-landers, a group that played songs popular with the assembled patrons.

They topped off their repertoire with the timeless classic, "Schnitzelbank."

Dennis Hartman administered the oath to the members after the Rev. Russell Heintzelman gave the invocation.

Boy Scouts, leaders honored at dinner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Two hundred regional Boy Scout leaders and Scouts with the Minsi Trails Council attended a recent awards dinner at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Six local leaders, Dr. Michael Dolan and Michael Faccinetto, both of Bethlehem, Michael Gaugler of Whitehall, Grant Kotz of Alburtis, Brian O'Leary of Easton, and Dr. Donald Snyder of Orefield were honored for their outstanding service to the youth in the community and were given the Silver Beaver Award at the Jan. 25 dinner. Kyle McCarthy of Troop 83, in East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, received the Heroism Award.

Inductees namedfor wall of honor

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Education Foundation has announced the 2013 inductees who will don the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The wall of honor, established last year, is located inside the main entrance of the high school.

Wall plaques highlight the inductee achievements and include a current photo as well as the inductee's Parkland senior picture.

The people on the wall serve as an inspiration to all students to achieve excellence and remind the entire community of Parkland's commitment to a quality educational program.

North Whitehall

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Remembering the way Schnecksville used to look

With the long-awaited Sand Spring and Orchard roads, and Route 309 intersection improvement project now underway, that section of Schnecksville has a very different appearance.

At least a half-dozen trees were removed in front of houses on the east side of Route 309.

Throughout the changing seasons, those stately maple trees added natural beauty to the area.

I remember shuffling through their fallen leaves on the sidewalks while walking to school, years back and in recent times, too.

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Indiana Univ.

Local student

serves as leader

Emily Parker, of Orefield, a speech-language pathology and audiology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was selected to serve as an orientation leader for the university's 2012 Welcome Weekend events.

IUP orientation leaders help to mentor more than 3,000 freshman students during their first weekend at IUP, helping to smooth the transition to college life.

Marcus Spiegel crowned Mr. Parkland 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland High School auditorium was filled with anxious and cheering family and fans during the annual Mr. Parkland contest Feb. 9.

Fifteen seniors Boima Anderson, Nathan Case, Chris D'Imperio, Tyler Duff, Jake Grim, Luke Klecan, Akil Lewis, Zach Luettgen, AJ Mehta, John Pellosie, Alex Petyerak, Josh Reichard, Xavier Roden, Chad Snyder and Marcus Spiegel competed for the title exhibiting a variety of talents.

Music, karate, dance and humor were all used by the contestants to show their individual talents.

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Quinnipiac Univ.

L.V. residents

on dean's list

Wesley Breisch of Allentown and Katherine Kolbe of Orefield were named to the fall 2012 semester dean's list at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C.

Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible.

Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

Lehigh County offering fingerprinting service

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.

People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.

The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.