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Active spring in Upper Mac

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township supervisors had quite a few items on their agenda Feb. 7 but it didn't take long to get through them.

After approving the previous minutes and ordering payment of bills, they dove into the business at hand.

Supervisor Kathy Rader gave the recreation board report.

The rec commission elected Rich Kiser as chairman, David Kentner as vice chairman and Chuck Thomas as secretary.

The dog park grant application was denied. The board will reapply next year. The donation request letter raised $305.

Coplay couple is just nuts about squirrels

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

Her T-shirt doesn't lie. When Sue Sacks of Coplay opened a Christmas gift from her husband Mike, she laughed when she saw the two adorable squirrels above the words, "Squirrel Whisperer."

But in her heart she knew the shirt spoke the truth.

She attracts squirrels the way a big bowl of nuts would draw them.

"I am nutty," she jokes, adding that her home displays an unusual greeting to visitors: "Welcome to the nut house."

Varkony discusses empowering women at Triad meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Nationally recognized journalist, commentator, speaker and Allentown resident Pamela Varkony spoke at the recent Triad meeting on the topic of empowering women throughout the world.

Triad is a national group that works to keep older adults safe.

Varkony serves on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Allentown City Council.

She has recently been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.

Beekeepers honor LCCC

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently honored Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley.

LCCC President Donald W. Snyder was on hand to accept the award from beekeepers association President Steve Finke of Kutztown, as well as to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus.

The college grounds are home to the association's apiary, which is used for hands on educational training for new and seasoned beekeepers throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.


Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, lunch 12:30 p.m.; meeting 1 p.m. New members welcome. For information, call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7-9 p.m. at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St. Call 610-965-2598.

South Whitehall

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Temple Beth El to present Purim contest challenge

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, invites you to spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks 1:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

The Knitting Circle is for all ages and skill levels. Bring knitting materials and enthusiasm.

The library's discussion of books made into films continues at 7 p.m. Feb. 27. New members are welcome.


Temple Beth El, Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, presents 2013 Total Purim with fun and activities 6:45 p.m. Feb. 23.

Outdoor seating delays McDonald's

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by BRIAN SCHWARTZ Special to The Press in Local News

When one thinks of dining al fresco, the McDonald's near Dorney Park may not come to mind as one of the Lehigh Valley's options.

Now, a dispute over whether outdoor seating ever was authorized at the restaurant has delayed plans to remodel and expand the building, at 3860 Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall.

The restaurant's existing outdoor seating was not included in its original building plans, Zoning Officer Keith Zehner told The Press.