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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Sunglasses stolen

from vehicle

A 30-year-old woman reported to State Police Troop M Bethlehem that a pair of black Oakley sunglasses valued at $200 and $3 in change was stolen from her unlocked vehicle in the 5000 block of Elmhurst Drive, North Whitehall Township, sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7:30 a.m. the next day.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026 and reference incident number M01-1425436.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Signe Witson, LSW, is presenting a Life Space Crisis Intervention Skills for Parents program from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at Parkland Community Library, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall.

The class is designed for parents to learn the basics about preventing conflicts with kids and helping them process conflict.

The program is limited to 20 participants.

To attend, call 610-398-1361 ext. 13.

Kratzer Elementary needs repairs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

A feasibility study conducted by USA architects, with input from the Parkland School District administration, compiled a list of recommendations for maintaining and improving facilties, updating technology infrastructure and security systems, and replacing school buses at a cost of $24 million.

At the school board's Sept. 18 meeting, architect Paul Swartz reported his firm evaluated the conditions and infrastructure of each Parkland building to offer a "roadmap" of projects for the...

Rescue Mission

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

WAEB 790 AM radio is having its annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission 4-7:30 p.m. Oct 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The dinner will feature morning radio personality Bobby Gunther Walsh, thousands of his famous, secret-recipe, homemade meatballs and all-you-can-eat spaghetti.

There is no fee for dinner, but a free-will offering is encouraged.

This year's event holds a very special meaning...

Editor's View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JOHANNA BILLINGS in Opinion

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day."

It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day...

Medical society

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is offering its annual $1,000 Myrtle Siegfried MD, and Michael Vigilante MD, scholarship to first-year medical students who are residents of Berks, Lehigh or Northampton counties.

Requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited U.S. medical school.

To help local medical students offset the cost of education, former foundation trustee, Elena Pascal, and her sister, Carla Vigilante, established this scholarship in 1999...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.



North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


South Whitehall Twp. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. to consider enacting ordinances amending definition of short-stay medical center to include skilled nursing services as an ancillary use and adding outdoor wood-fired boilers to list of...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly 10 a.m.-noon at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville. Call 610-395-1006.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, from 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

·Ziegels Union Church,...

North Whitehall

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its annual basket social on Oct. 3. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The social begins at 7 p.m. in fellowship hall.

Hot dogs and soda will be served, as well as a wide variety of homemade desserts.

Call the church office at 610-767-6961 for tickets and information.


The Schnecksville Fire Company will have its first all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast of the new season 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30.


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