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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time to be ‘Going up the Country’ at Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For the most up-to-date information, visit and search for “Open Gate.”

·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.


Parkland thespians show their ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in weekend play

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Parkland High School Theater students will be preforming “Pride and Prejudice” this weekend in the school’s auditorium.

“Pride and Prejudice” is a tale of perceived appearances and tangled relationships with the hope true love prevails.

Based on the book of the same name by Jane Austin, the story was published in 1813.

This tale involves Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia.

Complicating things, Mr. Bennet’...

Board OKs Project Lifesaver

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners recently authorized the township police department to participate in the Project Lifesaver program and to take actions necessary for its implementation.

Project Lifesaver is a nonprofit, public safety organization that uses technology and wristband transmitters to locate wandering children or adults.

Patrol Officer Michelle Geiger commented on Project Lifesaver at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting.

“This is a program designed for patients with...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Township celebrating Halloween on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will have Trick or Treat Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Rain date is Oct. 28.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., is hosting a holiday card making workshop 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

Learn how to make two homemade and personalized holiday cards from an experienced card maker.

The library is hosting a book character costume party for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Dress as your favorite book...

Open house on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Road, Suite 100, Allentown, will have a Fit Fest Open House 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 to promote health and wellness.

The event will allow non-members to workout, sample classes and use the extensive facilities including three swimming pools.

With more than 18 one-hour classes to choose from between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with 12, 30-minute demo classes, guests can try out everything from Pulse X heart rate training, TRX, TaiChi...

Partial Turnpike closure, Oct. 13-16

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission is warning motorists to change travel plans for a long detour from 9 p.m. Oct. 13, through 4 a.m. Oct. 16. of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) in Lehigh and Carbon counties as a 60-year-old bridge is replaced.

Detour exits are Lehigh Valley Interchange No. 56 for northbound traffic and the Pocono Interchange No. 95 for southbound traffic.

The authorized detour route directs motorists to Routes 22 and 33 and I-80.

Local travelers...