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Friday, June 23, 2017

There’s no ‘Doubt,’ POTS’ play certain to be a hit

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

Stepping away from the norm, Players of the Stage has been hard at work rehearsing for its June 22-24 production of “Doubt” at Relevant Church, Allentown.

A small troupe of four actors sets this play apart from previous Players of the Stage production.

The all-adult cast takes on challenging issues in a performance that gets to the heart of human uncertainty.

“What do you do when you’re not sure?” asks Father Flynn during the sermon in the opening scene of “Doubt.”


Leukemia, Lymphoma Society names Man, Woman of the Year

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl and Rita DiBenedetto, both of Orefield, have been chosen by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as 2017 Lehigh Valley Man and Woman of the Year.

The two were named during the society’s grand finale celebration June 6 at DeSales University.

Individual winning totals will be announced this summer after the national titles are awarded to the top fundraisers in the country.

During a spirited 10-week fundraising period beginning with a kickoff celebration,...

Germansville wife, mom knew value of education

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Do angels walk among us on earth? If you ask Bill Dietrich, he will tell you his wife, Imogene, was truly an angel.

Dietrich and their daughter, Stacey Scanlon of New Tripoli recently spoke with The Press about Imogene, who passed away unexpectedly on March 16.

“She had one of the largest showings at her viewing and funeral at Keller Funeral Home and so many people had their own stories of how much she touched their lives,” Scanlon said. “She was truly an angel.”


Asbury Church issues statement on bomb squad response

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Asbury Methodist Church, South Whitehall, has issued a statement to the June 16 incident in which South Whitehall Township police and the Allentown Bomb Squad responded around 11 a.m. to a report of a suspicious package.

“Asbury Church is open. There were news reports today (Friday, June 16, 2017) about a suspicious item identified inside the building,” Asbury Church Director of Communications Cristina Lenner emailed The Press. “Authorities removed the item, searched the premises and...

Kempton Fair delivers old-time fun with heart

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The warm June day dissolved into the perfect evening for the start of this year’s Kempton Fair.

After last year’s cancellation, it was game on for the three-day event, June 15, 16 and 17, despite intermittent showers on the last day.

While local residents munched on everything from walk away tacos to waffles and ice cream, they were treated to an antique tractor parade which signaled the start of the fair last Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, kids soothed their goats, sheep...

Radio club holding drill

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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There will be an amateur radio emergency preparedness drill by the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, which will operate a 24-hour radio based communication drill with other stations in the United States and Canada 2 p.m. June 24-25 from East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park (Pavilion C)

The American Radio Relay League, national organization for amateur radio, sponsors the drill annually.

More than 35,000 amateur radio operators will participate.


Guest view

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by STATE REP. RYAN MACKENZIE R-134th in Opinion

Thousands of people are dying every year in Pennsylvania from overdoses due to opioid and prescription drug abuse.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 10 Pennsylvanians are dying every day due to an opioid or heroin overdose. In 2015, more than 3,500 Pennsylvanians died from an overdose of opioid drugs.

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that 27 percent of people who abuse prescription pain medications receive them from a...