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Monday, December 9, 2019

Jordan Lutheran celebrates 285 years serving the community

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, recently celebrated its 285th anniversary with a visit from the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser, bishop of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Synod.

Following the worship service, members of the congregation and guests from the Allentown Rescue Mission were treated to a meal in fellowship hall.

Brunch included a juice and fresh fruit bar, scrambled eggs, French toast with syrup, bacon, sausage links, country grilled ham, baked macaroni and cheese,...

Area state senators

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Offices: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl;

2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary...

Tree lighting on Dec. 7

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


West Park Civic Association will have its annual tree lighting in the park between Linden and Turner streets, and 15th and West streets from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7.

They will make edible ornaments for West Park furry and feathered friends at the Church of the Mediator, 1620 Turner St., Allentown.

Meet at the band shell to enjoy music, the tree lighting, hot beverages and cookies.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.

For more information, visit...

Mother of two Albany Twp children charged with murder

Monday, December 9, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lisa Rachelle Snyder, 36, of Albany Township, was charged Dec. 2 with first- and third-degree murder for the deaths of her two children in September.

Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich announced just before noon Dec. 2 the cause of death for Brinley L. Snyder, 4, and Conner Snyder, 8, of the 2400 block of Route 143, Albany Township, was hanging.

“Following an extensive investigation and collaboration with the Pennsylvania State Police — Hamburg Barracks and the Berks County...


Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Compeer of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, seeks volunteers willing to be a friend to someone in need in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Volunteers are matched with a member who is in stable mental health recovery to spend a minimum of four hours a month engaging in activities they both enjoy (talking, walking, playing cards, etc.). A similar program Compeer Corps is also looking for peer mentors for service members to enhance their self-esteem, reduce dependency, and create a strong/...

Events planned for December

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in December.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Dec. 14: King Henry Duo

Dec. 18: Blue Notes

Dec. 28: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler...

Auditions being scheduled

Friday, December 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Bach Choir

Bach Choir of Bethlehem is scheduling auditions for Zimmermann’s Coffee House at the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival 7-9:30 p.m. May 9 and 16, 2020, at Peter Hall, Moravian College, Bethlehem.

Auditions for college and high school students will be 1-5 p.m. on Feb. 14 and 21, 2020, at The Bach Choir Offices, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Auditions are open to individuals and ensembles who play or sing Baroque music, and live or study in PMEA District 10....

Tensions run high during Strawberry Acres presentation

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Several dozen people gathered at Strawberry Acres, 1767 Clearview Road, North Whitehall, Nov. 23 to listen to a development plan for a portion of the former orchard and to air their grievances with the proposal.

Piyush Patel, of Somerville, N.J., purchased Strawberry Acres in 2013 and has been planning, with his team of consultants, engineers and developers, construction of a senior housing project on the premises for at least four years.

Amit Mukherjee, consultant with Base...