Hurricane Sandy, which brought devastation and darkness to 17 states along the East Coast Monday night and Tuesday, is also responsible for the death of an elderly South Whitehall Township woman.
Theresa Schlitzer, 86, of 2425 Route 309, Orefield, South Whitehall, was found unresponsive in her yard after prolonged exposure to the extreme weather from Hurricane Sandy after 10:30 p.m. Oct. 29, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.
Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas pronounced Schlitzer dead at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 30, at her home.
Walnutport has Canal Fest.
Rubber ducks will be floating down the Jordan next spring in South Whitehall Township's Covered Bridge Park.
John Mondschein, Leo Club adviser at Parkland High School, explained the project to commissioners at their Oct. 17 meeting.
"The Leo Club wants to do this as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of a student who died a few years ago," Mondschein said. "It will probably be in May, from bridge to bridge in the park."
Commissioner David Bond asked whether provisions would be in place to retrieve the ducks after the race.
A 52-year-old South Whitehall Township man was recently arrested during a drug sting in Emmaus.
According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Donna Butler's office, Mark W. Clauser, 1421 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, criminal use of communication facility and possession of a controlled substance.
Northern Valley Ambulance Corps Ladies Auxiliary members make shoofly pies.
As holiday schedules get busy in the coming days and weeks, The Press and Blue Ridge Communications are asking the public to not forget those who have given so much.
Now in its third year of giving, Blue Ridge invites all to share in adding some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Soldiers and its Stockings for Soldiers program, by sending much-needed and requested food and hygiene items and Christmas cards to our men and women spending Christmas away from home and stationed in such countries as: Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
Parkland Library has book sale.
Bonnie Lee Strunk, a writer and photographer for The Press weekly newspapers, received four awards during the National Federation of Press Women's annual conference Sept. 20-22 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
All four entries previously won first place in state competition sponsored by Pennsylvania Press Club this past spring.
This year, all Lehigh County residents will vote for the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District.
As a result of redistricting after the 2010 Census, the portion of Upper Macungie the previoiusly was in the 6th District is now part of the 15th.
The district has also shifted west, dropping Easton and part of Bethlehem and picking up parts of the I-78 corridor toward Dauphin County.
Those changes should make the district, which has been in Republican hands under Pat Toomey and Congressman Charlie Dent for over a decade, less Democrat.
A 14-year-old Upper Macungie boy was killed Oct. 26 while trick-or-treating with a friend along Schantz Road in the area of Balsam Street and Cottonwood Road.
Jordan Steinmetz, 14, of Lisa Court, Upper Macungie Township, died Oct. 26, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, the teen was pronounced dead 11:45 p.m.
Grim, who said his cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries, ruled the manner of Steinmetz's death an accident.