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Day-Timer ends production at Lower Macungie facility

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley lost a production facility that has been a regional presence for several decades when the Day-Timer facility in the Village of East Texas, Lower Macungie Township, ended production March 29.

The facility will remain open with minimal staff until June 28.

ACCO Brands Corporation, the parent company of Day-Timer brand products, is moving production from the Lower Macungie facility primarily to a much larger facility owned by ACCO in Sidney, N.Y., near Binghamton.

Understanding Heartburn

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ayaz Matin

Q: What is heartburn?

A: Heartburn is often described as a feeling of burning discomfort, localized behind the breastbone, which moves up toward the neck and throat. Some people even experience the bitter or sour taste of acid in the back of the throat.

These symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often worsen after eating food. All of us may have occasional heartburn.

Q: What causes heartburn?

Upper Macungie

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Township offering golf, tennis programs for children

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall. will be hosting musicians Tom and Betty Druckenmiller, for some old-time music and storyteller Charles Kiernan for Lost Dollar stories 7 p.m. April 4.

This event is for adults and children of all ages.

Family storytimes will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. April 4, 10, 11 and 17 for children ages 18 months to 3 years.

There will be stories, songs and games for the entire family to share.

Younger and older siblings may also attend. An adult must stay with each child.

'Phantom' to haunt Parkland's high school stage April 10-14

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland High School Theater students will be presenting the Broadway musical "Phantom of the Opera."

This two-act musical, set in a Paris opera house, portrays the love triangle of a young beautiful Swedish soprano Christine Daae, an old childhood friend named Raoul, and a mysterious disfigured musical genius "The Phantom."

This musical is based on the 1910 French novel "Le Fantome de l'Opera" written by Gaston Leroux.

Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics are by Charles Hart with additions from Richard Stilgoe.

North Whitehall awards road material bids to Eastern Industries Inc.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors directed their attention at their April 1 meeting to awarding bids for paving and aggregate materials for summer road projects.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett said only one bid was received for the materials.

Eastern Industries submitted bids for all items except three, which the company does not handle.

Bartlett said the bids were less than last year's.

The board unanimously voted to grant Eastern Industries the contract for the materials.

Wegmans expansion adding 50 new jobs

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Wegmans' new addition, including a new Market Café entrance opened March 21.

The 81-store supermarket chain has stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Massachusetts.

A new café seating area with more than 200 seats, all on the main floor also opened.

"Our customers and our employees have been very patient for the last several months as we worked both inside and outside the building to transform this store into something really special," Store Manager Mike Kier said.

DEP awards West Nile virus grant to Lehigh County

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Environmental Protection announced March 27 it was awarding Lehigh County $92,992 as part of the 2013 West Nile Virus Control grants program.

Nearly $2.2 million in West Nile Virus Control program grants were awarded to 26 counties, which are slated to begin surveillance activities in early April.

"This grant funding will help the counties that are most affected by West Nile Virus to monitor and control mosquitos," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "It is important for us to work with our county partners to protect human health at the local level."