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HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, December 12, 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...

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.

The sale, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, featured wreaths, made at Lyon Creek...

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...

Lights in Greenawalds once again draws crowds

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

Mike Yellak of Greenawalds Avenue, South Whitehall Township, kicked off his second annual Lights in Greenawalds show on Nov. 25 with thousands of Christmas lights and displays to provide Christmas cheer to Lehigh Valley residents.

The upgrades were huge with more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors experiences a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus made a grand entrance and photos could be taken with...

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...

Phoebe Terrace awards cookie contest winners

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

Residents and employees of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, recently participated in a cookie baking contest.

The cookie baking champ was resident Jean Iobst with her peanut butter temptations, which were also a crowd favorite.

Second place went to Phoebe Terrace resident Katharine Borgmann with her boolean cookies, a traditional Austrian cookie.

Peter McConnell, publications coordinator with Phoebe Ministries, took home third place with his entry of cinnamon roll cookies....

Another View

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, a meal, sing, decorate and exchange gifts.

The holiday season can be especially difficult if a fire were to break out in a home and kill a loved one.

According to local media, a body of one man was found following a fire in Whitehall; a second fire this past weekend displaced nine people and killed a dog.

The body of the 49-year-old man was found after a fire...