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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tamaqua woman helps man injured in Lynn Township crash

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARTA GOUGER in Police Log

Chris Noecker made a choice Sept. 12 to be a good Samaritan.

She was traveling from Tamaqua to Allentown when she came across a crash just seconds after it happened on Route 309 in Lynn Township.

A car and a tractor-trailer had collided and the driver of the car was in bad shape.

“The driver was a young man who looked to be thrown around the car,” Noecker said. “He was in the back seat of the car.”

She immediately called 911, but decided to stop and wait until the...

Concerts are rescheduled

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown is rescheduling some 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series events that were postponed due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates at West Park:

Marine Band: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23;

The BC Combo: 7 p.m. Sept. 29; and

Royalaire: 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

For information, call the City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-437-7750.

Fundraiser walk on Sept. 23

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Apraxia Network and Apraxia Kids are sponsoring a walk to benefit children with apraxia of speech Sept. 23 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie.

Childhood apraxia of speech is a challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The walk is open to all adults and children. Entertainment will include DJ Jimbo and Moana will sing. In addition, there will be games, crafts and...

Hunger walk on Oct. 14

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning and ending at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Registration begins 1 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the CROP Hunger Walk returns to the Lehigh Valley to support the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank and the Lehigh Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen.

The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service for disaster relief (e.g., for...

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Worship times change at Union Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces Sunday worship times are now at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of music will be offered at each service.

Christian education hour is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for all ages.

The catechetical program begins Sept. 25.

A contemporary worship service will be offered 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The service will feature the group SWIM, with Bobby Siegfried leading the music along with youth musicians.

All are invited to this special...

Lightbridge Academy to build in Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Steve DiNunzio, franchise owner of the Lightbridge Academy Early Childhood Education facility, Bethlehem Township, recently held a ceremonial brick laying at his new facility in Upper Macungie Township.

The academy will occupy 50 percent of the new construction site at 249 Cetronia Road and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2018.

On hand for the ceremony were: Guy Falzarano, founder and CEO, David Falzarano, vice president of development, and Mark Mele, senior vice...

Kolbe Academy

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

The Diocese of Allentown has announced the planned opening of the nation’s first Catholic-run high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Kolbe Academy is scheduled open its doors next September to up to 90 ninth through 12th grade students in need of an environment designed to cater to recovery. Curriculum, staff and counselors will be all focused on teens in need.

Diocese Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of Secondary and Special Education...

Local youth learn the importance of emergency responders

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Upper Macungie Township fire departments, Cetronia Ambulance Corps and Upper Macungie police recently sponsored the 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy at Upper Macungie Station 56.

The academy, from July 23-27, was designed to introduce 12- to 16-year-olds to public service organizations.

During the week, the youth were involved in drills and classroom activities to help make them aware of the type of support needed to keep a community safe.

Instructors were members...

Male bison transferred from Trexler Preserve

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners have given final approval for transfer of a male bison from Trexler Nature Preserve to the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Md.

The male bison, born in 2013, is the result of a managed breeding program started in 2011.

The young male would predictably challenge the elder male bison and cause problems for the herd.

When the bison arrives at the Catoctin Zoo, he will be greeted by an existing herd of five females ranging in age from...