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Police investigate second case of canine abuse

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

11 dead animals may be foxes

Eleven skinned canines found 4 p.m. Nov. 23, off Quarry Road, near Lower Macungie Park, may be adult foxes, not dog puppies.

According to an article published Nov. 27 in The Press' sister paper, the TIMES NEWS, in Lehighton, necropsies performed Monday show at least one of the animals was killed by buckshot. The others may have been trapped.

The article states Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Cary Moran said the eye sockets and teeth suggest the animals are adult foxes.

Fox hunting is legal in the state from October to February.

Luther Crest apartment damaged by kitchen fire

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps crews, were dispatched 9:35 p.m. Nov. 20 for a kitchen fire in an apartment at Luther Crest Retirement Community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall Township.

Volunteer firefighters from Cetronia Engine 311, who were first on scene, used a hose to put out the remaining fire after the sprinkler system limited spread of the fire.

Many residents in their bathrobes and slippers were forced to leave the building due to the fire.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT Special to The Press in Local News

Zion Union Church Maxatawny offering live Nativity on Dec. 8

Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be presenting a live Nativity 5-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

Shows will be every half hour with the final show at 7 p.m. Rain date is Dec. 9.

For more information, call the church office at 610-683-7485.


St. John's United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, is having a sticky bun sale Dec. 6.

Orders must be placed by Dec. 2.

For more information or to place an order, contact Marilyn Roth at 610-395-3083.


Commissioners approve lease for White Deer Run

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The Press in Local News

With budget season behind them, Lehigh County commissioners convened Nov. 20, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.

The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.

Commissioners also unanimously approved a lease of county-owned property along Riverside Drive, Salisbury Township, to White Deer Run Inc. for use as a rehabilitation center.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.



North Whitehall Twp. Supervisors, 7:30 p.m. To adopt 2013 budget.


South Whitehall Twp. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m.


Upper Macungie Township Supervisors, at 7 p.m. To possibly adopt 2013 budget.

Parkland grad serving with Peace Corps in South America

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MARTHA MACHADO Special to The Press in Local News

Mario Machado, a 2007 Parkland High School graduate, is serving as an agricultural extension volunteer with the Peace Corps in Paraguay, South America.

Living in the remote rural community of Guido Almada, he is conducting development work in agriculture and on household livelihoods.

Machado is also assisting and teaching chemistry, physics, English and basic information technology education through the local farmers' cooperative, as well as building beehives and starting a community organic garden.

He wants to expand his work going into his second year of service.


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

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

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.