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Monday, December 18, 2017

CNN Heroes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland High School 2010 graduate Samir Lakhani is running for CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year Award for his founding and work with Eco-Soap Bank.

He is one of 10 individuals chosen.

The bank is a global initiative that recycles leftover hotel soap and distributes them to Cambodia and other villages in need of improved hygiene.

The winner will be revealed during “CNN Heroes: An All-Start Tribute,” airing live Dec. 17.

There is more information about his program...

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Faith Wesleyan Church offers unique Christmas experience

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Faith Wesleyan Church, 3356 Route 309, Orefield, will present a live nativity and Bethlehem Christmas experience 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, and 17.

Participants will enter into a re-created City of Bethlehem to see a cast wearing period costumes. Visitors can be part of the census, interact with merchants and sample simple foods.

Hear what the people of Bethlehem might have been saying that special night so long ago. See the inn and watch as the innkeeper offers Joseph and Mary...

Orefield Middle School First Marking Period Honor Roll

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Paul Christopher Abeln, Tate James Andrade, Zachary George Babinchak, Nathaniel James Barker, Andrew Spencer Matthew Beers, Anna Ruth Bigert, Salvatore Thomas Boccadoro II, Lascelles Lance Bonner, Stella Gene Bowers, Daniel Paul Carlson, Kanye Diamonte Cartagena, Ethan Mark Casey, Madelyn Rae Choma, Mackenzie Indiana Crites, Nolan Michael Dean, Kearston Lynn Easton, Caden James Ebert, Logan Elijah Eisenhauer, Mollie Tsuo Fisher, Delexcia Maxine Garcia, Kelsey...

lunch menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 14: M.S.: Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, hot dog on roll, dinner roll, tossed salad. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also. H.S.: Meatball sub, hot dog on roll, french fries, tossed salad.

Friday, Dec. 15: M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, cheeseburger on roll, cream of tomato soup, steamed broccoli. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also.

Monday, Dec. 18: Elem.: Mini chicken sliders, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, baked beans,...

Parkland High School First Marking Period Principal’s Honor Roll

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 9: Suchir Vikram Agarwal, Susan Usama Ahmed, Joseph Charles Algard, Anam Ali, Madelyn Farrell Amadio, Taran Reddy Anantasagar, Hannah Elizabeth Arocho, Emily Patricia Babinchak, Grace Rachael Bachrach, Damian Badawika, Pranav Balabhadra, Alexa Camille Balogh, Victor Adam Baran, Kriti Siri Baru, Muhammad Samer Basha, Pierce Matthew Bell, Joshua Michael Beltrame, Ava Paige Bendetti, Evan Michael Bowers, Haley Marie Bowman, Alyssa Rose Cahill, Natalia Lelin...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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.; 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous.


Covered Bridge Park ceremony initiates the Christmas season

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall Township had its third annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Hundreds of residents and visitors attended the ceremony which included vocalist Erin Kelly; Carly Simon with Parkland Community Library; Studio West Dance Center; and the Orefield Middle School Chorale.

The highlight of the evening was the arrival of Santa Claus, who arrived by way of Cetronia Truck 331, the township’s aerial truck.

The Jolly Ol’ Man in...

Reasons are clear why toy candy sale returns yearly to Schneck Log Cabin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans’ clear toy candy and cookie sale at the historic Schneck Log Cabin in Schnecksville offers a sweet view of the past for visitors to the annual event.

Wainwright-Evans makes the candy using classic molds.

Originally from Florida, Wainwright-Evans now lives in Slatington.

She wasn’t familiar with making this type of candy until she moved to Pennsylvania.

“I saw someone make it many years ago when I first moved to Pennsylvania and I just...

Union UCC welcomes new associate pastor to the fold

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, has selected Kayli Freeman of New Smithville as associate pastor.

She fills the position vacated by the Rev. Kris Snyder-Samuelson who advanced to senior pastor one year ago.

A 2006 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Shippensburg University in 2010.

She graduated from Moravian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2013.