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Youth sleep in boxes at Union UCC

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Sleeping in cardboard boxes on the hard macadam parking lot, 25 youth from Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, had a chance to experience a night without comfortable beds and cozy surroundings.

Led by Pastor Kris Snyder-Samuelson and nine other adults, the kids engaged in activities to develop awareness of the conditions of orphaned and abandoned children who do not have a place to sleep at night.

While the "Insomnia Event" was a learning experience, it also provided a chance...

PPL appliance recycling program benefits Minsi Trails Boy Scouts

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Recycling old refrigerators or freezers through PPL Electric Utilities' E-power appliance recycling program before the end of 2012 could help Scouts.

Until Dec. 30, PPL EU customers can donate the $35 they would have received for recycling their appliance to the Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

"We're excited to be involved in this initiative with the Scouts in the region," said Maureen Fenerty, a customer program specialist for PPL Electric Utilities who helps...

Local podiatrist discusses workplace foot problems

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Raymond Fritz Jr. of Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall Township, recently addressed a major employer concern – the issue of foot problems in the workplace – at the HealthWorks Safety Peer Group meeting held at Lehigh Valley Hospital Network's Muhlenberg Education Conference Center.

An affiliation of individuals from local businesses and industries who are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for their workforces, the HealthWorks SPG meets at quarterly...

Gap Nature Center celebrates migration

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary May 12, 2013.

At the Sept. 29-30 Migration Fest at the center, a quilt made by members Donna Gasser and Kathie Romano was on display.

The quilt will be raffled off May 5, 2013, during a celebration and open house for the center.

Romano crafted all the birds, Gasser said.

During the fest, Diane Husic provided an update on the Eastern Pennsylvania Phenology Project. The cost was...

Lunch menus

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 25: Elem.: Whole grain Eggo mini pancakes or whole grain bagel meal with yogurt, sausage links, sliced cucumbers with low-fat dip, applesauce, bag of carrots, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks or meatball sub on whole grain roll, vegetable soup, celery sticks with low-fat dip, assorted fruit and juices. H.S.: Bosco sticks or cheeseburger on whole grain roll, spinach salad, steamed broccoli, assorted fruit.

Friday, Oct. 26: Elem.: Turkey and cheese on a whole wheat wrap or...

St. John's

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Music and Worship Committee of St. John's Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogels-ville, is cooking up an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3.

The meal includes spaghetti and sauce, bread, butter and salad.

Entertainment will be provided by the Allen Chorale.

Proceeds will benefit the organ fund.

PPL warns customers of scam

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The PPL Electric Utilities service territory has been affected by a nationwide scam prying personal information, including Social Security numbers, from customers by promising them utility bill credits as part of a plan from President Barack Obama.

More than 500 PPL Electric Utilities customers are believed to have been targets of this scam.

In the scam, customers are asked for Social Security or bank account numbers.

In return, they are told to make future bill payments...