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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Respectfully Yours: Voicemail messages

Friday, October 19, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Social News

Dear Jacquelyn,

Leaving a voicemail message makes me uncomfortable. I don’t know what to say and how much information to leave. Many times, when I hear the dreaded recording, I just figure, I’ll try again later when they’re there. When I do muster up the courage to leave a voicemail message, I tend to stumble a bit or I feel like I’m rambling on. How much information do I really need to leave? Any tips would be appreciated.

Dear Reader, Talking to a person is very different...

The Family Project: Hide and seek

Friday, October 19, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old son likes to play hide and seek, but it has started to become a problem because he will hide without telling me, whether at home or at the store. I become frantic trying to find him. He doesn’t always answer me when I call him, and I become afraid that he has gotten lost or that someone has taken him. When I do find him, he just laughs. I can’t get him to stop. What should I do: Put a leash on him when we go out?

“Hiding from mom is a game. Everything to a five-...

Cat adoptions on Oct. 20, 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Feline and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will have cat and kitten adoptions noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at the shelter.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.

To adopt that day, veterinarian records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

To adopt on any other day, contact Therese at 610-248-7399.

The shelter only accepts cash or checks, no credit or debit cards.

For more information, call...


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous....

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Union churches invite kiddies to trunk or treat

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, and Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, invite children to trunk-or-treat 3-5 p.m. Oct. 20.

Decorated vehicles will be set up at both church parking lots. Children can wear costumes, walk through the cemetery, and pick up treats at each place.

Both churches will have food for the hungry ghosties and goblins.


Come to hear lovely music performed by Trio Jolie at Union UCC, Neffs, at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship...

Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications...