Much like Superstorm Sandy, several elements came together to give Charlie Dent an easy path to re-election as the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
The popular Republican had the advantage of incumbency heading into the election.
First elected in 2004, Dent has held onto his seat in Congress with wide margins in recent years.
In addition, Dent faced a lower profile candidate in 2012 in the person of Rick Daugherty, rather than in...
Kingdom Roadhouse Bikers Church, 1665 Whitehall Ave., South Whitehall Township, will present the group, Choose This Day, 7 p.m. Nov. 9.
Everyone is welcome to go out to eat afterward with the group.
Coffeehouse Night is held the second Friday of every month.
Friday, Nov. 9: Elem.: Stuffed crust pizza or chicken tenders and whole grain roll, broccoli, bag of carrots, peaches, cereal meal. M.S.: Toasted cheese or pork barbecue on a whole grain roll, tomato soup, broccoli, fruit, juice. H.S.: Chicken nuggets or cheeseburger with whole grain roll, noodles, mixed vegetables, fruit.
Monday, Nov. 12: Elem.: French toast sticks with sausage links or hot dog, hash brown, juice, celery sticks with low-fat dressing, cereal meal. M.S..: Chicken...
THURSDAY, NOV. 8
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 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...
Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown, is having a benefit breakfast to help one of its own.
Linda Slifer, 57, who lives in Upper Macungie Township, suffered a grade five subarachnoid hemorrhage from a brain aneurysm on July 15, her daughter Dana Miller told The Press.
Miller said her mother was watering the plants and playing with her grandson, Max Miller, 3, when she came into the house and called her name.
"She sounded odd, so I went down to see what she wanted," Miller...
Hurricane Sandy claimed another life in the Parkland area, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.
Luther Fritzinger, 93, of 1063 Mosser Road, in the Autumn Park complex, Upper Macungie Township, was found dead in his garage on Nov. 1, Grim said.
The coroner ruled Fritzinger died of hypo-thermia following prolonged exposure to the cold following power outages associated with Hurricane Sandy.
Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric D. Minnich pronounced Fritzinger...
Storing food for winter.
Parkland School Board member Roberta Marcus received the Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award recently at a state level school leadership conference in Hershey.
Given by the Pa. School Boards Association, the award is presented annually to an individual or an entire school board in recognition of leadership in legislative advocacy on behalf of public education.
The award was established last year in honor of Allwein, the association's former assistant executive director for...
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
South Whitehall Township Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) Mertz Lane sketch plan to construct a twin dwelling at 35 Mertz Lane. 2) Doris Snyder request to rezone a portion of 2449 Walbert Avenue from R-4 Medium Density...
After more than six days without power, the popping drone of the generator began to sound as normal as the chirping birds and the occasional passing car I used to hear.
"When are you supposed to get your power back?" I was asked Friday.
"Christmas," I said.
The other person paused briefly as if startled.
"Oh, my word," she said. "You're serious!"
A sense of humor definitely helped my husband, Sean, and I deal with the circumstances. But...