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Tournament set

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Sheftel Fund

The Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund will host its 16th annual softball tournament 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, corner of Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall. Rain date is Sept. 13.

This free event open to the public is in honor of Justin Sheftel, who was killed in 2005 in Ocean City, Md, shortly after graduating from Parkland High School.

For more information, schedule and activities, charities, scholarship winners,...

Remembering May Day

Friday, June 5, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Elementary school in the 1950s was serious business. About 36 children in each classroom sat at desks in straight rows, listened to the teacher, and completed written assignments.

There were few, if any, programs, parties or refreshments during the school year.

That is why May Day became such a memorable occasion.

It was, in my memory, the only time family members came to the school and the only time children received any treats.

The event was a glorious time for...

NORTH WHITEHALL: New music director at Union Lutheran Church

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Susan Frickert has been selected as the new director of music at Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville.

Her previous position was at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Nazareth.

Frickert, who has more than 20 years experience in music ministry, has accompanied and directed choirs, and has worked with Lehigh University’s music department and students on major choral works.

At Union Lutheran, she will direct the Union Chorale, the Praise Band, Bell Choir and the children’s...

Springhouse Middle School 4th Marking Period Honor Roll

Friday, May 29, 2020 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Joe Abdelahad, Rehan Ahmed, Shehab Ali O. Alzahrani, Erum Iftekhar Ansari, Gabriel Olukolade Bamishile, Jolene Antoinette Beidleman, Grace Hope Beiner, Landen Scott Benner, Courtney Elizabeth Bittner, Julian Steven Butterweck, Rashelly Balcazar Camilo, Natasha Raquel Canela Trujillo, Kaitlyn Emily Capalbo, Marcelo Castilla Castano, Amina Chatouk, Logan Miller Christman, Madelyn Skye Cintado, Jennie Rose Citera, Emma Marie Clewell, Santiago Said Colak, Johanna Sara...

Mobilio has virtual town hall meeting

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

South Whitehall Commissioner Matthew Mobilio held a virtual town hall meeting May 1 to provide updates on township matters and answer residents’ questions.

Mobilio opened the town hall by discussing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on South Whitehall, specifically noting staff are working to keep the township’s budget secure.

“I can assure you, and I think all of my commissioner colleagues would assure you that we are doing everything that we can,” Mobilio said. “...

Parkland graduate to attend U.S. Naval Academy

Friday, May 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Lauren Ceh of Upper Macungie Township, will soon begin the next chapter of her life, joining the United States Navy.

Ceh, who will be graduating June 9 from Parkland High School, was recently inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2024.

On June 25, she will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

Ceh said Congresswoman Susan Wild, D-7th, nominated her to the U.S. Naval Academy.

“It...