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Korea Vietnam Memorial to celebrate anniversary

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc. will celebrate the 13th anniversary of the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza 2 p.m. April 29 in the Community Services Center of Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

This year’s program will focus on the Centennial of World War I.

Lehigh Valley residents from the U.S. Army’s 314th Infantry, 79th Division in World War I, who gave the ultimate sacrifice, will be honored.

Their names will be engraved on a granite section in the plaza.

Upper Macungie board deals with a variety of issues

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors have authorized signing an agreement with PennDOT for a stormwater easement on the right of way for the culvert on Werley Road.

The board also gave the go ahead to Keystone Consulting engineers to complete a tapping fee study and to bid for the 2018 sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation and pipe lining.

Along with this, preparation and advertisement of the sewer ordinance changes were authorized.

Allentown stormwater crew rescues ducklings

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Members of the City of Allentown’s storm- water department rescued a mother duck and 11 ducklings from a city storm sewer on April 12.

According to Mike Moore, Allentown communications manager, neighbors heard the ducks crying from below a sewer grate at the intersection of South Third and Martin streets just before 11 a.m.

The crew, including Supervisor Ed Neidermeier, Andy Wiesner, Mike Elias and Josh Arner, responded and removed the sewer grate and performed the rescue. The ducks were given to the Lehigh County Conservation District, which took the ducks to Trout Creek.

County students participate in 4-H conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.

Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.

The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.

Board gives zoning presentation

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Community Development George Kinney presented information on zoning and other factors regarding land use to residents at an April 11 meeting at Springhouse Middle School.

Hosted by the township board of commissioners as a workshop session, the gathering also included information on the review process from South Whitehall Planner David Manhardt and an update from Kay Builders on the proposed Ridge Farm development.

Parkland names athletic director

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

William Dreisbach has been approved as the new athletic director for the Parkland School District.

He replaces Jeffrey Geisel who will retire in June after 30 years of service to the district.

Dreisbach has served as the Parkland assistant boys basketball coach for the past 11 years.

He has a 32-year career as a teacher in the North Schuylkill and Upper Perkiomen school districts.

His experience includes positions as director of athletics, physical education teacher, and head basketball coach.

Celebrating the Seder with the Hirsch family

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated during the full moon of the first month of spring.

Although it is difficult to tell it is spring this year, the Hirsch family did have its traditional meal.

The special dinner, called a Seder, on the first two nights of Passover are observed to celebrate the Exodus and the release of the Jewish people from Egyptian bondage.

This year, on the second night, this reporter and husband, Sy, went to New York City, where we had dinner with my brother and his family.

There were 26 at the Seder, both friends and family.