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Cookies, crafts and Santa ... what could be better?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The craft tables at the annual Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society Christmas Cookie and Soup Sale at Werleys Corner were filled with more crafts than in other years.

This was thanks to Debi Zvanut who went hunting for new items to interest the youth who came to the sale.

Chief among the crafts were trees and reindeer made of cork to be decorated with the variety of items Zvanut brought along with her.

South Whitehall Twp holds annual tree lighting ceremony

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall Township had its annual tree and bridge lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at Covered Bridge Park.

Though turnout was somewhat low due to persistent rain throughout the day, those who did attend were treated to a magical evening of entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus.

South Whitehall Commissioners’ President Christina “Tori” Morgan and Paige Durflinger, recreation program specialist, opened the ceremony.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

DEC. 13

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call 610-751-0912.

Historic bank opens it vault for holiday open house

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

When the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society has its annual holiday open house, as it did Dec. 1, visitors are amazed at the collection of memories.

Some individuals have been inside the old New Tripoli Bank building, now home to the historical society, before and wonder what new items they will find.

Others are newcomers, surprised at the depth of the collections.

Willard Snyder, who worked at the bank, said it is amazing how many former bank customers he meets there. He was treasurer of the New Tripoli Fire Company for 30 years and an officer at the bank.

Four new firefighters added to Woodlawn Fire Department

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Four new firefighters were added to the Woodlawn Fire Department roster Nov. 18 after completing a rigorous five-month training course and receiving a certificate of completion during a ceremony at the Fullerton Fire Company.

The firefighters included Jason Fetterhoff Sr., Jason Fetterhoff Jr., Courtney McManigle and Alexandra Savkova.

Five other area volunteer fire departments added 13 new firefighters to their ranks, when the firefighters completed the rigorous five-month course.

School board welcomes new officers

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

During their reorganization meeting Dec. 4, Parkland School Board members granted unanimous approval to naming Lisa Roth as the new president and David Hein as vice president.

Roth assumes the position held by David Kennedy. Hein moves into the office held by Roth.

Roth, who works in customer service at Air Products, has been a school board member for 10 years and vice president for three years.

Looking ahead to the new year, Roth said she is enthusiastic about construction of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie Township.

Article By: SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

During their reorganization meeting Dec. 4, Parkland School Board members granted unanimous approval to naming Lisa Roth as the new president and David Hein as vice president.

Roth assumes the position held by David Kennedy. Hein moves into the office held by Roth.

Roth, who works in customer service at Air Products, has been a school board member for 10 years and vice president for three years.

Looking ahead to the new year, Roth said she is enthusiastic about construction of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School in Upper Macungie Township.

William Allen grad raises $20,000 in memory of childhood friend

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by KATE KAREHA in Local News

Helps connect Lehigh Valley Health Network with Allentown schools

As a result of his 15th year of fundraising to spread positivity in his community, Peter J. Kareha, William Allen Class of 2002, has used his charity “Party for Poppa K” to raise $20,040 for The Lauren Pearl Halper Hospice Fund at Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Halper, also a graduate of William Allen, died of brain cancer in 2013.

Her brother, Alex, and Kareha became friends while attending Muhlenberg Elementary School.