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Community center celebrates Hanukkah

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

The community menorah candle lighting at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, took place in conjunction with the observance of Hanukkah.

The sold-out dinner was attended by 290 people who partook of a catered meal by Chef Evan Freeman.

The meal included chicken soup, appetizers, carrrots, honey glazed chicken, chicken nuggets, latkes, Challah rolls, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and cookies for dessert

Following dinner, a concert was performed by Felicia Sloin and Tom Knight in the auditorium.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie Township offering SAT practice test Jan. 19

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be having its monthly breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

Menu includes eggs, pancakes, toast, homefries and choice of two meats: sausage, bacon, ham and/or mackerel.

The fire company's 49th annual fastnacht sale is now beginning. Pickup will be Feb. 9, 10 and 11.

To place an order, call 610-398-3152 or 610-395-1194.

The fire company needs volunteers to help with the sale.


Good Samaritan killed in Upper Macungie Twp.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Ohio man was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle at 9:44 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, on I-78, Upper Macungie Township when he went to assist the driver of a vehicle that was disabled from a previous crash.

Richard Helms, 60, of 2065 W. Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, was pronounced dead at 10:31 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Grim said Helms death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the death an accident.

L.C. Court rules Eckhart stays as controller

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County President Judge Carol K. McGinley has ruled Glenn Eckhart may retain his job as county controller.

Eckhart served as a Lehigh County commissioner from 2006 through Dec. 30, 2011.

He resigned that office and assumed the office of controller in January 2012.

On March 30, 2012, District Attorney James B. Martin challenged Eckhart's eligibility to serve, citing the Pennsylvania County Code, which states "The county commissioners ... shall be ineligible, during their continuance in such office and for two years thereafter, to the office of county controller."

North Whitehall

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Journeymen cooking pot pie dinner Jan. 12

The Journeymen of Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will have their annual chicken pot pie dinner 4:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 12.

The meal, which also will be available for take-out, also includes applesauce, pickled cabbage and dessert.

Tickets may be purchased at the door, but receive a discount by obtaining them in advance.

Call the church office at 610-767-6884 for information.

Organizers look forward to welcoming guests to this hearty, delicious meal which is certain to brighten a winter evening.

If needed, snow date is Jan. 26.

Police departments investigate abduction, jewelry store robbery

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall and Bethlehem Police are conducting a joint investigation into the Dec. 28, 2012, abduction of a Bixler's store employee from his Bethlehem home and the armed robbery of the jewelry store at 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say at approximately 7 p.m., the employee was forced by three armed men to open a safe at the store and to remove Rolex watches and jewelry.

The amount of merchandise taken has not been determined, South Whitehall police say.

Upper Macungie Township welcomes new police force

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

This was the day they had all worked toward–the day they would be appointed to their positions on the Upper Macungie Township Police Force. On Dec. 28, 2012, their dreams came true.

District Judge Michael Faulkner performed the official swearing while Pastor Allen Kline, chaplain of State Police Troop M, gave the invocation and benediction.

Family and friends attended, showing their support and helping with the official "pinning" of the officers.

Chief Edgardo Colon conducted the event with supervisors in attendance.