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Friday, February 22, 2019

HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

FEB. 21

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8-9 p...

Media invited to tour Allentown State Hospital

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

On a tree-lined circular driveway off Hanover Avenue in a section of east Allentown, formerly called Rittersville, sits the closed Allentown State Hospital.

Members of the media were invited to tour the interior areas of the abandon psychiatric hospital on Jan. 24.

While a warm rainy day outside, it was a cold 37 degrees inside the hospital.

The tour, hosted by Troy Thompson with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services and led by Bill Bogari of the state...

Women of history

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Girl Scouts from the Eastern Pennsylvania Region recently gathered at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs, to celebrate World Thinking Day.

The day is a way to introduce Girl Scouts to significant women in history who helped change the world view of women.

This year, six notable women — Mary Anning, early British paleontologist; the late Christa McAuliffe, first schoolteacher on a Space Shuttle flight; entertainer Dolly Parton, a true rags to riches story; Eleanor Roosevelt, a voice...

Article By: LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Girl Scouts from the Eastern Pennsylvania Region recently gathered at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs, to celebrate World Thinking Day.

The day is a way to introduce Girl Scouts to significant women in history who helped change the world view of women.

This year, six notable women — Mary Anning, early British paleontologist; the late Christa McAuliffe, first schoolteacher on a Space Shuttle flight; entertainer Dolly Parton, a true rags to riches story; Eleanor Roosevelt, a voice...

Sandwich orders

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville, is accepting orders for a sausage sandwich sale from 4-7 p.m. March 15.

The meal includes sandwich, chips and drink. Eat in or takeout is available.

Pre-order sandwiches by March 1. Walk-in orders are also welcome.

For more information, call 610-756-6210, Sue at 610-683-3662 or email Janice at mimom13@ptd.net.

Giant begins deploying robots to food stores

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores has announced the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant, and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.

Over the past year, Giant has...

St. John’s U.C.C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.

These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.

The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.

The remaining five Sanctuary Serenades by Star of the Day Productions will highlight the talents of various local performers. Featured musicians...

Lehigh County board OKs revision to 2019 budget

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have approved a revision to the 2019 budget providing money to pay a new director of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center.

The 9-0 vote at the board’s Feb. 13 clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd Rehabilitation which terminated its management contract.

In other matters, commissioners also approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement between Lehigh, Carbon, Lackawanna, Monroe, Northampton, Pike,...

Township officials gather for winter convention

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Northern Valley Ambulance Corps recently welcomed the winter convention of the Lehigh County Association of Township Officials to its Ormrod headquarters.

Elected and appointed officials from Townships of the Second Class attended the special event.

LCATO President Brian Carl introduced speakers for the night.

The list included Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County Commissioner Marty Nothstein, local government liaison Matthew Szuchyt, representing...

Board OKs tobacco-free park areas

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have given approval for staff to adopt the Young Lungs at Play program in township playgrounds.

Recreation Manager Page Durflinger reported during the Feb. 6 commissioners’ meeting, the endeavor is designed to help eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke.

Run through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Lung Association, the two groups will provide signs delineating tobacco-free zones at the sites...