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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce is posting job openings for its member companies on its various social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and its blog.

This will help Chamber members find top-quality talent. It will also assist interested applicants in finding employment.

Job openings will be published once a week on the Chamber's blog and, as they come in, on the Chamber's LinkedIn site. Blog posts are automatically posted to Facebook as well....

Laurys Station Fire Company seeks grant for new truck

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors have announced the township office will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for Thanksgiving.

Laurys Station Firefighter Eric Minford addressed the board at its Nov. 5 meeting concerning the proposed purchase of a new fire vehicle to replace the mini-pumper.

The goal of the fire company is to replace a vehicle when it has reached 30 years of age and firefighters will apply for a federal grant for $350,000 to purchase the new vehicle.

If the grant is...

Newhard using GPS technology to harvest crops

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

One local farmer is using the same technology pilots use in planes to know their location to harvest his crops.

Joel Newhard of Newhard Farms, Ruchs-ville, North Whitehall, has been using the latest in global positioning systems to harvest his 300 fields, covering more than 2,500 acres in a 10-mile radius in the Valley.

The satellite receiver mounted to the front of his combine tracks about 20 different satellites.

The system has a plus or minus 6-inch accuracy, he said...


Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, is having a brand-name basket and bear bingo Nov. 18.

Doors open at noon. Bingo begins 1 p.m. Kitchen will be open for lunch.

For more information or tickets, call Diane Kehm at 610-398-0258.

'Almost Maine' to be presented Nov 9, 10

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Parkland High School theater students have been rehearsing to present their version of the play"Almost Maine."

This romantic comedy, comprised of nine short plays, is written by John Cariani, an actor best known for his role as a crime scene technician on television's "Law & Order."

"Almost Maine," centered of course in the fictional town of Almost, Maine, delves into the lives and loves of township residents one wintry Friday night.

"Almost Maine" will be presented...