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Historical society open house on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Tripoli

The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will have a holiday open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison St., New Tripoli.

Everyone is invited to come out for some Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas fun and history.

Tour the old bank building and view the historical society’s collection of memorabilia.

For family presents, choose from books from local authors about area history, 1876 replica maps of Heidelberg and Lynn townships, limited edition Ontelaunee Park ornament and more.

Tree lighting on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

S. Whitehall

South Whitehall Township will have its annual tree lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall.

There will be a Grandpop’s Bubble Festival, airbrush tattoos, S’more stations, dance performances, pictures with Santa and stilt walkers.

Music will be performed by Erin Kelly. Refreshments will be available.

For information, contact the South Whitehall Township Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-398-0401.

Accepting bonus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have until Aug. 31, 2018 to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

Discussion on Dec. 5

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Timothy H. Smith, licensed battlefield guide, historian and author for a discussion titled “Early Photography of the Gettysburg Battlefield” Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Nov. 30. Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program.

Contest deadline

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Sen. Browne

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is urging middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.

“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Senate with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to fight heroin and opioid abuse.

Holiday concerts on Dec. 1, 9

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Worship Praise Band of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, will perform a concert of holiday favorites 7 p.m. Dec. 1. All are welcome to attend.

Visit to purchase tickets or they may be purchased at the door.

The Jubilation Ringers and the Elysium String Quartet at Asbury United Methodist Church will also be presenting a Christmas concert “Ring a Heavenly Christmas” 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Purchase tickets at or they may be purchased at the door.

Fundraiser until Nov. 30

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Orefield Middle School has joined with South Whitehall Township police for their doughnut fundraiser to raise funds and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.

Buckets have been placed in classrooms for students to deposit loose change until Nov. 30 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. Totals will be counted Dec. 1.

The homeroom class from each grade that brings in the most change will be treated to doughnuts delivered by South Whitehall Township police officers the week of Dec. 4.

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