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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Commissioners to appeal ruling on county seal cross

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners voted Oct. 11 to appeal U.S. District Judge Edward Smith’s ruling in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in its suit against Lehigh County’s continued use of a Latin cross in the county seal.

The 6-3 vote came after an executive session during which commissioners discussed the case.

In the public session, three commissioners — David Jones, Geoff Brace and Dan Hartzell — voted against appealing the decision.

The Freedom From...

Hockey thrives in Vistas Park

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Andrew Schantz, representing the South Parkland Youth Association, thanked South Whitehall commissioners for their support of the field hockey program.

Schantz noted the field at Vistas Park, near St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, is designated for field hockey.

“The program has grown to over 100 girls, and many coaches are involved,” Schantz said.

At a recent meeting, commissioners approved installation of an 8-foot by 10-foot vinyl storage shed for hockey...

Senior adult lecture offered

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is offering a lecture — “Unraveling Medicare and Medicaid” — Nov. 3 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Anita Yuskauskas, program coordinator for the health policy and administration degree, will share her experience as a former technical director with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Time to be ‘Going up the Country’ at Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

The community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more 1-5 p.m. on Oct. 15.

For the most up-to-date information, visit and search for “Open Gate.”

·Heidel Hollow Farm, 7419 Saegersville Road, Heidelberg Township.


Parkland thespians show their ‘Pride and Prejudice’ in weekend play

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by WENDY WRIGHT in Local News

Parkland High School Theater students will be preforming “Pride and Prejudice” this weekend in the school’s auditorium.

“Pride and Prejudice” is a tale of perceived appearances and tangled relationships with the hope true love prevails.

Based on the book of the same name by Jane Austin, the story was published in 1813.

This tale involves Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five unmarried daughters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia.

Complicating things, Mr. Bennet’...

Board OKs Project Lifesaver

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners recently authorized the township police department to participate in the Project Lifesaver program and to take actions necessary for its implementation.

Project Lifesaver is a nonprofit, public safety organization that uses technology and wristband transmitters to locate wandering children or adults.

Patrol Officer Michelle Geiger commented on Project Lifesaver at the board’s Sept. 20 meeting.

“This is a program designed for patients with...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Township celebrating Halloween on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will have Trick or Treat Night from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Rain date is Oct. 28.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., is hosting a holiday card making workshop 11 a.m. Oct. 14.

Learn how to make two homemade and personalized holiday cards from an experienced card maker.

The library is hosting a book character costume party for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth grade 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

Dress as your favorite book...