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Thursday, December 20, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Santa Claus to visit Neffs

Santa Claus will be visiting the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company, 3755 Park Avenue, Neffs, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 22.

In addition to a visit from the Jolly Ol' Elf, there will be light refreshments of milk and cookies provided by local businesses and holiday coloring activities for the kids.

There will also be a mailbox on site for those last minute letters to the North Pole.

Parents will be allowed to snap pictures of Ol' St. Nick with their children.

Residents planning to attend need to call the fire station at 610-767 4784 or visit


Woodlawn Fire Company dedicates vehicle in memory of 'Pop' Haines

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

The Woodlawn Fire Department recently dedicated its new off-road vehicle, a Kubota RTV.

This rough terrain vehicle was donated by Gary and Anita Rathburn in memory of James "Pop" Haines Sr., a former firefighter and assistant fire chief.

The Kubota RTV seats four and has a power winch mounted on the front bumper to aid in off-road searches, during natural disasters and as a utility truck when needed.

Haines' family was on hand, taking part in the ceremony.

Taxes hold steady in North Whitehall Township

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors met Dec. 3 for the last time in 2012.

The board's next meeting will be to reorganize Jan. 7, 2013.

Township auditors' organizational meeting will be Jan. 14, 2013. Both meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

Township offices will be closed Dec. 24 and 25, and Jan. 1. 2013.

In other matters, supervisors accepted the resignation of Terry Reppert from the recreation board.

No replacement was announced.

Supervisors also re-viewed the Correll lot line adjustment.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, December 20, 2012 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) Tilghman Square Shopping Center improvements at 4650 Broadway. 2) Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church to subdivide 23.759-acre property into two lots at 5012 Snowdrift Road. 3) Ordinance amendment regarding clear sight triangle regulations.

Parkland Library Board, 7 p.m. in the library 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.


Upper Macungie Twp. Supervisors, 10 a.m.



Thursday, December 20, 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 610-395-1006.

·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.

Washington's slave tells story of first president

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Don Breininger, president of the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society, welcomed the 50 people who attended the group's annual banquet and 10th anniversary cele-bration at the Seipstown Grange.

Alida Phillips presented a plaque to Gloria Zimmerman, who donated the buildings and property, formerly her father's Zimmerman's Hotel, in Werleys Corner.

The site became the historical society's headquarters. The plaque will be placed on an outside wall next to the place where her father enjoyed sitting inside looking out the window.

"Thank you, Gloria," Phillips said.