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College Corner

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Wilkes Univ.

Area students

earn degrees

The following local residents graduated from Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, and received degrees in their respective fields at the school's 65th annual commencement ceremony May 19:

Allentown: Amanda Albert, Master of Science in education; Scott Bove, Master of Arts in creative writing; Heather Bryski, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Lyssa Busolits, Master of Science in education; Amanda Derr, Master of Science in...

Board OKs corps building

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners granted approval July 18 to a pair of resolutions allowing Cetronia Ambulance Corps to construct its Joint Operations Facility.

First, commissioners voted to allow subdivision of a 96.4005-acre property owned by Lehigh County at 4200 Broadway.

Lot one is comprised of nine acres at the southwest quadrant of the Parkway Road and Broadway intersection. Lot two encompases 87.4005 acres designated as the residual tract.

In a second vote, the...

Lehigh Valley high school students visit China

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by BARBARA CAMPBELL Special to The Press in Local News

Twenty-three Lehigh Valley and 15 Texas students left June 27 from the Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall for a trip to China. The group left June 27 and returned July 13.

Barbara Campbell, former Parkland elementary teacher, and her husband, Tom, an engineer for Mack Trucks, led the People to People group.

While in China, they visited Shanghai where they had a breath taking view of the city on the glass sky walk of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest in Asia...

Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexican wilderness

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by BILL FOLK Special to The Press in Local News

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness, with trails climbing from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet.

During the trek, Boy Scouts from Troops 1600 and 191 hiked more than 90 miles over 10 days.

The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during...

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meetings are held in municipal building.



Upper Macungie Township Planners, 7 p.m. to review: 1) Lehigh Valley West lot 10 land development plan for Schantz Road and Boulder Drive. 2) Highgate Phase III preliminary/final plan for 1085 Twin Ponds Road.

South Whitehall Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. to adopt repealer ordinances, an ordinance re-enacting 2009 International plumbing, building and residential codes as township codes and establishing civil...

Special exhibit at Liberty Bell Church

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Liberty Bell Church and Museum, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, is having a special exhibit celebrating the Liberty Bell Museum's 50th anniversary until Oct. 31.

Visitors can learn about the purpose of bells in Colonial life, why the bell was cast for the State House building, as well as the evolution of what was simply a town bell into what became a symbol of freedom recognized around the world.

The exhibit also answers the question: Why is there a museum dedicated to the...

College Corner

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School



Local students


The following local students have completed requirements for graduation from Messiah College as of May 12.


Matthew Larsen, magna cum laude with a degree in psychology and Samuel Tajiri, magna cum laude with a degree in biology.

Gilio puts her stamp on Neffs community

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Neffs Postmaster Susan Gilio, who has served that community for nearly three years, retired July 31 after 28 and a half years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to arriving at her Neffs assignment in October 2009, Gilio worked at the Lehigh Valley Postal Processing Center, first near Lehigh Valley International Airport, then along Route 512, Bethlehem.

She served as a clerk, window service helper, philatelic clerk and sales.

When the sales department downsized, she...

Orefield Middle School Fifth Marking Period Honor Rolls

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Sixth grade: Matthew James Adamowicz, Nicole Alali, Keturah Donna Antoine, Alexander Joseph Atiyeh, Connor M. Baker, Gabrielle Marie Barraco, Claire Christine Bassler, James Lee Bealer, Dawson J. Berger, Gabrielle C. Bigley, Skyler J. Bilous, Nathaniel B. Brinker, Natalie Justine Britton, Casey E. Brouse, Lukas Phillip Bundra, Bartosz Oscar Burda, Devin J. Cahill, Averi Taylor Cannon, Yee Herr Chan, Michaela Catherine Cohick, Julian Colon, Matthew T. Conrad, Jacob A....