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Action artist donates paintings to help non-profits

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Pam Dent has found a unique way to help the less fortunate in the Lehigh Valley.

Dent, who has been painting since 2009, donates her paintings to non-profit agencies to auction off as fundraisers.

She also gives some of her pieces to family and friends as gifts.

"My first painting that sold was of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter," Dent said. "It sold at an art auction at The Baum School of Art in the spring."

Another one of her paintings "My Blue Rare Steak...

South Whitehall chooses Sanctuary at Haafsville

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Looking at fees and service contracts for animal control in 2013, South Whitehall commissioners chose The Sanctuary at Haafsville at a cost of $6,000.

The other option was the Lehigh County Humane Society whose fee is $10,200 for the new year.

Both organizations are licensed by the state and are the only two animal shelters with state accreditation in the area, reported township Manager Jon Hammer at a Dec. 19 meeting.

He said South Whitehall has had experience with both...

Upper Macungie Township welcomes new police force

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

This was the day they had all worked toward–the day they would be appointed to their positions on the Upper Macungie Township Police Force. On Dec. 28, 2012, their dreams came true.

District Judge Michael Faulkner performed the official swearing while Pastor Allen Kline, chaplain of State Police Troop M, gave the invocation and benediction.

Family and friends attended, showing their support and helping with the official "pinning" of the officers.

Chief Edgardo Colon...

Red Cross

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.

This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed....

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Murder originates straight from the heart not from a weapon.

From the heart comes the inspiration to kill, maim, torture, etc. In the heart is anger, hate, jealousy, greed, coveting and selfishness.

Kind, honest and loving people don't let these things control them.

Murder can be carried out by someone using a rock, vehicle, baseball bat, water, plastic bag, poison, etc.

There is always a weapon or method available when someone wants to hurt...


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will be hosting guest speaker Rev. Peter Pettit Ph.D., from Muhlenberg College, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 3 through Feb. 7, at The Saal, Bahnson Center, Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem.

Pettit will be discussing "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel."

IJCU will also be hosting Roberta Meek, lecturer from the History and Media and Communication Departments at Muhlenberg College, from noon-1 p.m....


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in School

Parkland Cheerleading Booster Club is having a name-brand basket bingo Jan. 13 in the high school cafe, 2700 Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts at 1 p.m.

Each ticket includes 20 games of bingo.

AARP 3115

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Jan. 3, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Bring a non-perishable food for the food bank.

Refreshments will be available during social hour.

After the business meeting, guitarist Shep will entertain.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.

Civil War

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania will be hosting historian Dick Jacoby Jan. 8, at the Days Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Allentown.

He will be discussing Civil War letters " In Their Own Words."

Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The program is at 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner. No reservation are required for the program.

For reservations and information, contact Jeff Stocker at 610 867-5178, email or Carol...