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District Attorney Jim Martin addresses students receiving TPA Altruism Awards

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press in Local News

For Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin it was nice to hear of young people doing community service for altruistic reasons not because a judge ordered them to do so as part of sentencing procedure.

"It's a refreshing thing to be with students who are doing well and have a bright future," said Martin, the guest of honor at the annual Altruism Awards ceremony where high school seniors from across Lehigh Valley are honored for performing altruistic acts in their schools or communities.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in the municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Twp. Supervisors, 6 p.m. to discuss Kaybrook/Green Hills issues; 7 p.m. regular meeting.


North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown

New Tripoli man, S. Whitehall couple charged in drug ring

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nineteen Lehigh Valley residents have been arrested and charged with drug offenses after a 15-month investigation by state narcotics agents.

According to State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, narcotics agents arrested a total of 23 people and broke up a $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to the Lehigh Valley.

Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended criminal charges be filed.

South Whitehall Township

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Garden club plant sale on May 11

Parkland Garden Club's annual plant and bake sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11 at 1391 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The sale will benefit the garden club's civic activities and scholarship program.

For more information, call Patti at 610-262-1772.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, will feature Psychic Medium Laurie Moore 7-8:30 p.m. on May 16.

There is a fee to attend and the location will be announced.


Pa. State Police seeking applicants for camp

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News

State Police Troop M Bethlehem will be conducting its 29th Camp Cadet June 16-21 at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year 90 cadets will be selected to have a first hand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

To be eligible for Camp Cadet, a boy and girl must be at least 12 years old but not older than 14 by May 1; be a resident of Lehigh or Northampton counties; and must be in good physical condition.


Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·AARP Chapter 3115, noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Refreshments available during the social hour. Glenn Miller will entertain with his one-man band. New members welcome to attend. For information, call 610-395-2820.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

LVHN, GHHA announce merger agreement

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) today announced they have signed an agreement for a full asset merger pending regulatory approval. The GHHA Board of Directors approved the merger on April 3 and the LVHN Board of Trustees executive committee on April 16 with the full Board of Trustees ratification expected May 1. The decision by the boards of both organizations builds upon a historical relationship.