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S. Whitehall firefighters respond to hot time at Asbury Church

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Firehouse hot chili, along with chocolate, fruity and vegetable recipes were on the menu at Asbury United Methodist, South Whitehall, March 16, for its annual chili cook-off.

Forty chili lovers from all across the Valley teamed up with Asbury church members to help support Lehigh County Conference of Churches.

The church conference offers a mentoring program for at-risk youth, a self-sufficiency program to help prevent homelessness and offers clients living below the federal poverty level free meals through its soup kitchen.

Proposed generator purchase generates discord

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

What started out as an ordinary meeting for Upper Mcaungie supervisors turned somewhat boisterous at the end. Although the March 7 agenda was light, the meeting lasted until 9 p.m. with the last item being the most contentious.

Supervisor Kathy Rader proposed a resolution to delay the installation of a generator at the township building.

The cost is purported to be $50,000 to $70,000.

Rader said supervisors should delay this project because there are other projects that could use the money.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) 3501 Broadway sketch plan to expand parking lot from 51 to 79 spaces. 2) Robert Ruhe plan to subdivide property at 2442 Huckleberry Road. 3) Ordinance amendment regarding detached single-family cluster development in R-3 Low Density Residential District.


Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.


College Corner

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Slippery Rock

Local students

on dean's list

The following residents have earned dean's list honors during fall semester 2012 at Slippery Rock University.

To qualify for the dean's list, a student must earn a 3.5 grade-point average or higher on a 4-point scale while taking 12 or more graded hours of course credit.

Students from the local area named to the list are:

Allentown: Jessica Laughlin;

Fogelsville: Andrew Millick;

Germansville: Jacob Leiby; and

Schnecksville:Joseph Stock.

College Corner

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Bucknell Univ.

Local resident

on dean's list

Joseph Lundeen, a 2011 Parkland graduate, achieved dean's list for the fall semester at Bucknell University where he is in his sophomore year studying physics.

He is the son of Edward and Christine Lundeen of South Whitehall Township.

A student must have a grade point average of 3.75 or higher to be on the dean's list, and this is his third consecutive semester to achieve this status.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Churches having egg hunts

Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will be having an Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. March 23 for toddlers through sixth grade.

Refreshments will be served after the hunt.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.


St. John's United Church of Christ and St. John's Lutheran churches will be having an Easter egg hunt for infants through sixth grade 10 a.m. March 23 at the Falcon Pavilion, Upper Macungie Park, Route 100, Fogelsville.

Rain date is 10 a.m. March 30.