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Day wins third term in 187th District

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

In the 187rd District, incumbent Gary Day, a Republican, was challenged by Joseph Haas, a Democrat, for the two-year term as state representative.

Day, who had no primary opposition, was seeking a third term, while Haas, who defeated William Bispels in the primary, was seeking his first term.

Day easily won re-election.

Unofficial results show Day garnered 63 percent of the vote to Haas' 37 percent.

Day rolled to a nearly 2-1 margin in Lehigh County, his home....

Mackenzie wins seat in 134th District

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

After a very confusing year, residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.

Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the General Election.

Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie easily outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in each of Lehigh and Berks counties.

Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as Lehigh County Court of...

Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley residents have access to free discount prescription drug cards, compliments of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

The Valley Rx card provides savings up to 75 percent on prescription drugs and is available to chamber members and non-members at every chamber office, at chamber events or cards can be downloaded at

The Valley Rx card was launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescription medications....

Civil War

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania, will be hosting author and historian Craig Symonds, who will discuss "The Battle of Midway" Nov. 13 at the Day's Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Allentown.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner.

There will be hardcover copies of the book on "Midway" available to purchase.

Proceeds to go toward battlefield preservation.

For reservations and information contact Jeff...

St. Joseph

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Women's Guild of St. Joseph the Worker Church in Orefield is having its annual Craftfest from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Parish Center.

This event will feature beautiful crafts and themed gift baskets, just in time for holiday shopping. The Unique Boutique has vendor displays offering more gift ideas. Children can buy affordable presents for family members at the Santa Shoppe.

Santa will stop in for a visit on Saturday.

Tempting baked...

Charlie Dent retains seat in 15th District

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

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...


Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

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.

Lunch menus

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by The Press in School

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...

Fire company fundraiser to aid volunteer

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

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...