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King George Inn memories, contents are auctioned off

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Various items from the closed King George Inn, Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards, South Whitehall Township, were auctioned off Dec. 17.

Ovens, tables, chairs, flatware and china went out for bid from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

After 3 p.m., antiques and collectables, which adorned the restaurant throughout its history were auctioned.

The one dining room was filled to capacity with bidders overflowing into the adjoining dining room.

Around 6:30 p.m., bidders, auctioneers and visitors were forced to evacuate the building when an odor of natural gas was detected.

NASA scientist tells of work behind latest Mars Rover

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern Ph.D. recently brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus.

She detailed the development of "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from Earth to a small landing site on the red planet.

Stern enthusiastically reported the project is beating all expectations as it searches for signs of habitability on the distant planet.

Cans teach students Hanukkah, Tzedakah lessons

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

To incorporate learning about the holiday of Hanukkah and about charity, called Tzedakah in Hebrew, Temple Beth El used the project named Chanu-Can.

In their religious school classes, students learned about and discussed the holidays and how they could make a structure of cans using this year's theme from the Bible.

The classes collected food and money to purchase cans.

The students then spent time thinking of a theme, planning a sculpture of cans, and collecting cans.

Temple Beth El board member Bernie Schonbach was the chief Chanu-Can engineer.