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Monday, August 21, 2017

Allentown Fair Queen is crowned

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The new 2017 Allentown Fair Queen who will reign over the upcoming 165th agricultural and entertainment exposition was crowned Aug. 13 during contest finals at Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood was chosen from five contestants to succeed 2016 Queen Juliet Long of New Tripoli.

After a longer than usual deliberation to choose the new queen, judges Leslie Bartholomew, Michael H. Firestine and Stephanie Baunach...

Teen Musikfest performer reports indecent assault

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Police Log

Colonial Regional police say a 14-year-old girl from New York, who was in town to perform at Musikfest, was allegedly assaulted by a North Whitehall man.

Police were dispatched 11:05 p.m. Aug. 7 to Holiday Inn Express, 3375 High Point Boulevard, Hanover Township, for the alleged incident.

The girl and a 15-year-old male told police that a man later identified as Gerald A. Benbow, 48, of Anthony Drive, North Whitehall Township, allegedly approached them on the third floor of the...

Phoebe holding concert series

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Phoebe Allentown, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, is offering a Band Concert Series in the band shell on the front lawn of its West Allentown campus.

Royalaires Big Band will perform 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The concert will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

For more information call 610-794-6601.

North Whitehall board celebrates Neffs Fire Company anniversary

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors, in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Neffs Fire Company, read a proclamation commemorating the event.

Fire Chief Jim Steward and President Eric Minnich, representing the fire company, received the proclamation from Chairman Ron Heintzelman.

There will be an open house 2-6 p.m. Aug. 20 at the fire company, 755 Park Ave., Neffs.

Refreshments, door prizes and fire prevention activities will be available. Sparky the Fire Dog is also...

Board receives Cedarbrook analysis

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller delivered the much anticipated operational analysis for Cedarbrook Nursing Home to the Lehigh County Committee on Cedarbrook Aug. 9.

The analysis, done by Good Shepherd, presents options and costs so county commissioners can better judge how to spend money on the two-campus facility.

Later, Commissioner Brad Osborne said in an interview his General Services Committee wants to work with the Cedarbrook committee headed by Dan Hartzell to “not...