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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

School district keeps an eye to the future

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

A year from now, Veterans Memorial Elementary School, under construction in Upper Macungie Township will open its doors to about 500 children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Situated on an 18-acre site on the west side of Twin Ponds Road between Long Lane and Schantz Road, the new facility was planned in response to high residential growth in the southwestern portion of the district.

During a recent school board meeting, Rob Avitabile, senior project manager with Alvin H....

Senior expos

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is inviting senior citizens and their caregivers to join him at two upcoming senior fairs.

The first Senior Fair will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Kutztown Fire Company, 310 Noble St., Kutztown.

This senior fair will offer free flu shots, blood pressure checks, grip strength tests and screenings for balance.

Vendors representing government agencies, businesses and not-for-profit organizations will be there to provide...

Fitness fest Oct. 19 at LCCC

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, and its foundation will host a fall fitness fest on Oct. 19.

This year’s events are focused on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, created to address food insecurity among LCCC students.

The partnership with United Way funds the Allentown Food Pantry, while the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank benefits both the Allentown and Schnecksville food pantries.

Monetary or food...

Class of 1959 celebrates 60th reunion

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s high school class of 1959 celebrated its 60th reunion Sept. 20 at the Parkland Restaurant, South Whitehall.

There were 52 students in the Class of ’59, however, one classmate died during the school year leaving 51 graduates.

Willard Snyder, Class of 1959 advisor was also able to attend with his wife Lucille. Snyder taught business at the high school.

He and his wife were tasked with keeping a quilt created by the late Rose Fenstermacher, a class...

Engineer discusses traffic improvements

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

During the Sept. 16 South Whitehall planning commission meeting, Traffic engineer Rob Hoffman reported representatives of Kay Builders spent one-and-a-half years studying 27 intersections which are expected to be impacted by the Ridge Farm housing development in South Whitehall.

“This has been under an extreme amount of scrutiny by PennDOT,” Hoffman said. “There’s going to be increased traffic.

“PennDOT is satisfied the scope of the improvements is adequate for the project.”...

Mural dedicated at Covered Bridge Park

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall Township officials recently dedicated a mural created by Carrie Kingsbury of Birdsboro at the Covered Bridge Park pedestrian bridge in South Whitehall.

The mural, for which graffiti resistant, paint was used, depicts wildlife found throughout the township and various events held at the park.

The portion of the mural facing west that depicts children was painted on parachute cloth in the artist’s studio then applied to the wall.

On hand for the dedication...

Resource fair on Sept. 28

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will host a free spinal cord injury resource fair from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the health and technology center, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown.

Information on the latest technology, services, community organizations and treatments will be available.

Patients, families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend.

There will be demonstrations of the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton®, which helps individuals with lower extremity...

Dogs and cats get their shots at Felines and Fidos

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

From the parking lot, the yelping of a dog as dogs and cats could be heard as they arrived at Forgotten Felines and Fidos for vaccination on Sept. 15.

The animal shelter is located along Mountain Road, Heidelberg Township.

Coconut, one of the canines, continued to cry all through the procedure and struggled even after he was wrapped in a towel.

Tara Kunkle administered the shots with Vet Tech Claire Schultes from Lehigh Carbon Community College, who was watching and...

LCCC, first responders practice for active shooter at the college

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, in cooperation with Northern Valley EMS, Schnecksville, and Neffs fire companies, and the Pennsylvania State Police recently took part in an active shooter drill on the campus.

Using all the resources available to respond to the campus, first responders were confronted by multiple gunshot “victims.”

These “wounded” individuals were portrayed by local fire and police personnel and volunteers from the college.

Oversight for...