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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

America flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed at 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. Concert rain site is the auditorium of William Allen High School.

At the...

Yard sale on June 15

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury In Missions will be having its indoor yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 15 in the Wesley Center at Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, (corner of Walbert Avenue and Springhouse Road), South Whitehall.

Proceeds benefit community and worldwide mission programs.

Possible items available for purchase include: household items, furniture, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, puzzles, sporting goods, garage tools, small appliances, and more.

Clothes, TVs,...

Guest View

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the 100 Deadliest Days, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise.

New crash data from 2013-2017 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period include:

·Speeding (28 percent)

·Impaired driving (17 percent)

·Distraction (9 percent)


‘A Night to Shine’ sparkles at The Palace

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most special people a chance to dress up, be feted and to have fun at a prom just for them.

The recent celebration at The Palace Center, Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.

The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered.


Chosen Words

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Hurrah for the red,

white and blue

a special patriotic

time is now due.

Let us honorably

raise up “Old Glory”

Which has a very

historic, proud story.

Spirit in land,

home of the brave,

Bless “Stars,” “Stripes,”

long may she wave.

Ann Raubenhold

South Whitehall

Developer offers to pay water, sewer hook-up

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners granted approval recently to a 50-foot-high, 156,000-square-foot warehouse for 4741 Chapmans Road.

The plan includes 122 standard parking spaces, two large parking slots, 27 trailer parking positions and nine over-sized spaces.

As conditional use was granted to Griffin Industrial Realty for the warehouse in January.

The May meeting focused primarily on water and sewer connections for property owners nearby.

Commissioner David Bond...

Disposal sites in Lehigh County

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, and Fountain Hill, locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Good Samaritan with gun aids man being attacked

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, making terroristic threats, and traffic offenses after he allegedly attempted to stab a 47-year-old man around 12:59 p.m. June 5 at 3017 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall police, officers responded for a report of a fight with a weapon at that location.

Upon arrival, officers took the male, identified as Matthew Gavilanes, into custody without incident.

Police say...


Thursday, June 13, 2019 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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.