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Local teens compete in library cupcake war

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lots of fun for teens happened Sept. 15 during Teen’s Cupcake Wars at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Three cupcakes, already baked, were given to the seven contestants to decorate.

One was to be decorated with the contestant’s favorite book theme.

The second was to be decorated with a creative theme and the final cupcake was to be decorated just to enjoy eating.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


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

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Board swats at spotted lantern fly

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Director of Township Operations Randy Cope reports South Whitehall will be scheduling meetings and workshops to tell residents what to do to get rid of spotted lanternflies.

“We need everyone’s help to get control of this pest. We’re working diligently,” Cope said during at a recent commissioners’ meeting. “It’s a yearlong process of an eradication plan which will be an annual battle.”

He said sessions will include identification of the Tree of Heaven, a favorite of the lantern flies.

Board deals with various topics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors discussed the upcoming farm preservation ordinance during their October meeting.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett told supervisors they must pick a millage number for the ordinance.

The amount received with this tax increase will go toward purchasing development rights on property offered for the Ag Preservation District.

Bartlett suggested a .1 mill increase in taxes but the final figure is up to the board.

In other matters, Township Secretary Brenda Norder noted the budget meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Magician Mysterrio mystifies audiences at 2018 Great Allentown Fair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Magician Mark Mysterrio, from East Stroudsburg, was on hand to delight and charm children, parents or anyone looking for a fun event at the Centennial Stage at the recent Great Allentown Fair.

The world record holder for the longest time spent on a bed of nails, 283 hours, 5 minutes, used volunteers from the audience to perform his sleight of hand magic with the help of “Miss Direction,” his aide-de-camp and cheerleader.