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9-Lives Boulevard leads to Forgotten Felines and Fidos fundraiser

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Forgotten Felines and Fidos had an open house and wine tasting on Sept. 23.

The plan was to find homes for some of the 100 cats living at the facility, along Mountain Road, Germansville.

The sign at the entrance of the shelter points to 9-Lives Boulevard, a private road.

Flutations, a four-person flute choir based in Allentown, provided gentle music for the tasting.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial celebrates 12th anniversary

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc., hosted its 12th anniversary of the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza this spring in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Service Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The dedication, to honor the most recent entries at the plaza, began with the laying of wreaths by the Korean War Veterans of Pennsylvania.

Parkland High School graduate Erin Kelly sang the National Anthem, the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

Dougherty returns to District 2 seat

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Incumbent Lehigh County Commissioner Percy H. Dougherty, a Republican, will be returning to his seat representing residents in District 2.

According to Lehigh County Voter Registration, Dougherty garnered an unofficial 6,211 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Election to the unofficial 5,080 votes received by Shoaib Chaudhary, a Democrat.

With 100 percent of the districts reporting, Dougherty took 54.87 percent of the vote to Chaudhary’s 44.88 percent of the votes cast.

During the campaign, Dougherty told The Press he understands the problems seniors face.

‘Annie Jr.’ to be performed ‘Tomorrow,’ Saturday and Sunday at high school

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland theater students, from elementary through high school, will present the musical “Annie Jr.,” this weekend at the high school.

The two-act musical, set in 1933, New York City, portrays Annie’s life at the Municipal Girls Orphanage and the world of luxury at billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks’ mansion.

The musical is based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray.

Hannah Whitson, a ninth grader at Parkland High School, portrays Annie, an orphan.

“Annie is an extremely determined and hopeful girl,” Whitson said.

Morgan, Pinsley picked for South Whitehall board

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Incumbent Christina “Tori” Morgan and Mark Pinsley have been named to the two open four-year seats on the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, according to unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration

Morgan garnered an unofficial 685 votes on the Democrat side of the ticket in Tuesday’s Municipal Election, 1,486 unofficial votes from voters listed as no party and 479 unofficial votes from Republicans.

She garnered 43.10 percent of the total 6,147 votes cast.

Pinsley, a Democrat, received an unofficial 1,766 votes, 28.73 percent of the total.

Upper Mac proceeds with budget

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Finance Director Bruce Koller presented Upper Macungie Township supervisors the proposed budget for 2018 during their Nov. 2 meeting.

Koller said projected revenue would be $29,494,952 with expenditures of $29,524,081.

A deficit of $29,129 was noted, with Koller stating this would not be a problem.

Supervisors, after listening to Koller’s presentation, voted to adopt the budget.

The proposal will be advertised for 20 days with final approval expected at the board’s December meeting.

No tax increase is anticipated.

Voters choose Armstrong as next Lehigh County executive

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Results of Tuesday’s Municipal Election from Lehigh County Voter Registration show Democrat Phillips Armstrong with an unofficial 24,675 votes to Republican Brad Osborne’s unofficial 22,116 votes to take home the win for Lehigh County Executive.

With 100 percent of the ditricts reporting, Armstrong garnered an unofficial 52.69 percent of the vote to Osborne’s 47.23 percent.

During the campaign, Armstrong told The Press his first priority if elected would be to develop open communications with the board and all departments.

Grammes wins seat in Lehigh County District 1

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in Lehigh County have chosen Republican Marc Grammes to serve a four-year term as District 1 commissioner.

According to Lehigh County Voter Registration, Grammes garnered an unofficial 6,125 votes to Democrat Bob Elbich’s unofficial 4,523 votes.

With 100 percent of the 32 districts reporting, Grammes took 57.48 percent of the total 10,655 votes cast. Elbich received 42.45 percent of the total.

Grammes, who had served previously as a county commissioner, emailed The Press Wendesday morning following the election.

Veteran attends Army-Air Force reunion

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Haenn, 100, well remembers his time serving his country.

The centenarian recently attended the 2017 reunion of the Army’s 467th Bombardment Group-Heavy Duty in Arlington, Va.

Haenn was accompanied by his daughter Judie Herb, a retired Parkway Manor Elementary School nurse.

He spoke with The Press about the upcoming reunion before his trip to Arlington.

“I am anxious to see if I know anybody,” Haenn said. “I thought I was done going to reunions.”

He also discussed his time in the military.