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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Students compete at Cedar Crest for full-tuition scholarship

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A four-year full tuition scholarship was up for grabs Feb. 2 when Cedar Crest College hosted its 10th annual Scholarship Competition Day.

Students from 15 states and Puerto Rico participated in the contest, which included three sections of true and false and multiple choice questions on: history, art, humanities, social science, biology, chemistry, mathematics and logic.

The 143 high schoolers also completed a written essay.

The top five finalists then continued to the interview portion of the competition.

Bowling benefit for pets

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Center for Animal Health and Welfare is having a Pins for Pets fundraiser until the end of the month.

All donations sent in by Feb. 28 will be doubled on air during Bobby Gunther Walsh’s morning show on NewsRadio WAEB 790 through March 7.

There will be an individual /team bowling benefit 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 9 at Jordan Lanes, 731 Jordan Parkway, Whitehall.

There also will be raffles and a bake sale.

To register and for more information, call 610-252-7722 ext. 6.

Two men charged in connection with Upper Macungie Twp. fire

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Two Berks County men and one juvenile have been charged in connection with a mobile home fire which occurred shortly after midnight Oct. 27, 2018, at 1036 Cherry Tree Crossing in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park, Upper Macungie.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Joseph Newman-Bey, 61, of Maxatawny Township, and Marcanthony Gonzalez, 18, of Mohnton, both in Berks County, along with the juvenile, were charged and arraigned Dec. 27, 2018, regarding their alleged involvement in the fire.

Board OKs tobacco-free park areas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have given approval for staff to adopt the Young Lungs at Play program in township playgrounds.

Recreation Manager Page Durflinger reported during the Feb. 6 commissioners’ meeting, the endeavor is designed to help eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

Run through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Lung Association, the two groups will provide signs delineating tobacco-free zones at the sites.

The Yurconic Agency announces new name

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The John Yurconic Agency, a provider of insurance, vehicle registration, and driver’s license services, has announced its rebranding to The Yurconic Agency.

This announcement is timed to coincide with the agency’s celebration of 50 years in business.

Since 1969, The Yurconic Agency has been providing a complete array of insurance options, including personal, business, life and health, and specialty insurance coverage to the greater Lehigh Valley.

Yellow feathered friends help young patients understand cancer treatments

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A flock of plush yellow ducks recently landed at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Salisbury Township to help young cancer patients learn about chemotherapy.

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, an educational program offered by Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit organization which helps children and families living with cancer, partnered with Duck Donuts in Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall, to make the day special for the kids.

Seipstown Grange makes donations to community groups

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

At a recent gathering hosted by Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, Seipstown Grange 1657 gave back to the community and to the Lehigh Valley.

Grange Master Brian Wetzel called the event to order with a welcome followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Assisted by Grange Treasurer Mark Miller, Wetzel spoke briefly about the grange’s mission and quickly moved into the evening’s main agenda by presenting $1,000 checks to the grange’s selected charities.

Seipstown Grange 1657 celebrated its 103rd anniversary in 2018.

Heating help available

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program application process for the 2018-19 season runs until April 12.

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.

Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.

LIHEAP benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

The program’s goal is to prevent LIHEAP customers from entering the winter season with shut-off utilities.

Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.