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Offering free Russet potatoes

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.

Trump tours Upper Macungie medical distribution facility

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

President Donald Trump made his first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president May 14 to tour the Owens & Minor Inc. medical supply distribution center, 7437 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie Township.

During a livestream video of the visit on the White House web page, Trump discussed increasing the Strategic National Stockpile, coronavirus testing and state reopening plans.

Lehigh Valley Zoo welcomes newborn oryx calf

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, and Lowhill Township, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has announced that a male scimitar-horned oryx calf has been born into the herd.

LVHN is the official motherhood partner of the zoo.

The new, yet-to-be-named calf was reported healthy and nursing from his mother, Ducati, within an hour of birth.

Oryx calves typically stand within the first hour of birth, which the zoo’s newest addition demonstrated for his keepers.

Ducati has remained healthy throughout the process.

County state of emergency extended

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners refused May 13 during an online meeting to take up a proposal by Commissioner Nathan Brown, a Republican.

Brown made a motion to pass a resolution in support a recent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf from state Rep. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, urging him to move from the coronavirus status red to yellow for Lehigh County and the Lehigh Valley.

Wolf has already announced the move for 37 of the commonwealth’s 67 counties, according to Boscola’s website.

Upper Macungie police chief to retire after eight years

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie Township Police Chief Edgardo A. Colón has announced his retirement effective May 22 after eight years of service.

Colón, the department’s first chief, was appointed April 5, 2012, as reported in the April 12, 2012, edition of the Parkland Press.

His official start date was Aug. 20, 2012.

Before becoming chief and creating the police department, which was established Jan. 1, 2013, Colón served with the Pennsylvania State Police for 21 years.

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1984 and received an honorable discharge in 1988.

Education foundation recognizes graduating seniors with lawn signs

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Parkland Education Foundation wanted to do something special for the 800 graduating seniors this year.

With the possibility there would not be a formal graduation ceremony or a senior prom due to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine, the education foundation partnered with the high school to purchase graduation lawn signs for all the seniors.

Executive Director Lisa Ervin and the board wanted to show the seniors how the community supports them and to recognize their accomplishments.