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Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Blessing of the backpacks offered Aug. 26 at Ziegels Union Church

Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, will have its Sunday School picnic and Rally Day 10 a.m. Aug. 26 in the upper pavilion at Longswamp Park.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have a blessing of backpacks at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. services Aug. 26.

Anyone involved with education is invited to come with backpacks, briefcases or laptop bags to receive both a blessing and a small gift.

Police chase ends at home in S. Whitehall

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township Police along with Freemansburg, Whitehall, Allentown City, and Pennsylvania State Police converged on a house at 4228 Briarcliff Road, South Whitehall, at 11:30 p.m. Aug. 8 following a car chase.

Todd D. Schaedel, who was wanted for allegedly fleeing Freemansburg police, was arrested at the house.

According to Lehigh County assessment records, the house is owned by Todd D. and Diane M. Schaedel.

South Whitehall Township Police Lt. John Christman spoke with The Press.


Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Marc Johnson and Sheree Krasley, owners of Stonekeep Meadery, will share twists to traditional mead recipes 7 p.m. at Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall. Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association. Open to the public. For info, visit or call 610-298-3254.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

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

South Whitehall

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Calvary Temple community flea market set for Aug. 25

The 16th annual Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club golf tournament will take place, rain or shine, Aug. 17 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall.

Participants are invited for coffee and doughnuts at 6:45 a.m.

At 7:30 a.m., an opening ceremony with bagpipes, dedicated to the memory of the late David Davis, club member and supporter of Parkland sports, will take place.

Refreshments will be available along the course.

The event will conclude with a pig roast at Willow Tree Grove.

AlertPA notification system now available

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AlertPA is an emergency notification system that helps to provide Pennsylvanians with timely information during an urgent situation.

Pennsylvanians can sign up for AlertPA to be notified about severe weather or other emergencies.

The system allows residents to choose to be notified about emergencies and other announcements."

AlertPA is a system that helps officials quickly send emergency text and email alerts, and other important notifications, to users to assist them in making informed decisions.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal building.



Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. workshop; at 8 p.m. meeting in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

North Whitehall Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m. LCA conditional use hearing for wastewater treatment plant.


Upper Macungie Township Zoners, 6:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of Bruce Krause, d.b.a. Elite Lawn Care, 411 Grange Road, Allentown, for a special exception for general home occupation.