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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.

Soldiers and Sailors Monument 113th anniversary celebrated

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The 113th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was celebrated during a ceremony and wreath laying on Oct. 12 at the base of the monument.

VFW Post 12099 Commander and retired state Legislator Joseph R. Zeller delivered the address in the commissioners hearing Room at the Lehigh County Government Center.

This grand monument was originally dedicated to the soldiers of both the North and South in the Civil War, one of only a few memorials to do so.

Cancer Society promoting Santa Calls

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call or letter from Santa Claus.

For a donation of $7 for a call; $6 for a letter; and $10 for a combination letter and call, brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause.

For more than 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in the Lehigh Valley office.

Volunteers come to the office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.