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South Whitehall Township

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Investment fraud bingo April 22 at Parkland Community Library

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, will be having investment fraud bingo 4-5 p.m. April 22.

This version of bingo will educate and entertain groups on the topics of wise and safe investing principles, while having fun and getting informed on what to look out for and who to call with questions.

To register or for more information, call 610-398-1361.

There will be no used book sale this summer.

There will be a porch sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 27, May 22 and June 21.

North Whitehall Township

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Union United Church of Christ hosting Miles for Miracles fundraiser on April 14

North Whitehall resident Doug Kern will kick off his Miles for Miracles project with a breakfast fundraiser at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 14.

Five years ago, Kern rode a handcycle in the New York City marathon and combined the personal challenge with a fundraiser for the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley.

The Miracle League offers children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball.

District hires additional special ed supervisor

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

To handle increased demands in the special education department, Parkland School District has hired an additional supervisor, an action that restores a position eliminated two years ago due to budget constraints.

Andrew L. Weber, supervisor of special education for the Easton Area School District, was approved by the board March 26 at an annual salary of $95,000.

Director of School Services Rob Thornburg commented on the reason for obtaining additional help in special education.

Tilghman Square adding buildings

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Tilghman Square Associates has received approval from township commissioners for plans to further develop its 34-acre property at 4650 Broadway, South Whitehall.

Improvements to the shopping center include a 3,986-square-foot, one-story retail building; a 10,145-square-foot, two-story commercial building; and eight additional parking spaces on the southeast corner of the site.

These new buildings will be situated across from the former Pa. Expo Center, now being renovated by St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network.

PEMA cuts ribbon cutting for new Hamburg office

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"Hope is not a plan, and failure is not an option," Glenn M. Cannon, PEMA director

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other officials from Harrisburg joined local emergency management officials at the dedication of a new building for the Eastern Area Office in Hamburg.

The building will be headquarters for 20 counties from Philadelphia to Susquehanna County, and joins Central and Western district offices to provide emergency help across the state.