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Dance planned for Sept. 16

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Military moMS

Blue Star Mothers of America Lehigh Valley Chapter No. 201 is hosting its fourth annual Denim to Diamonds Dance from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Leithsville Social Hall, 1995 Leithsville Road (Route 412), Hellertown.

Blue Star Mothers have children who are serving or have served in the military.

For tickets or more information, contact Judith Miller at 610-428-0778 or email

Fire co. hosting open house

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Neffs Volunteer Fire Company, 3755 Park Ave., Neffs, will host its 75th anniversary open house 2-6 p.m. Aug. 20.

There will be refreshments, a Chinese auction, fire prevention activities and Sparky the Fire Dog.

A special anniversary program will take place at 3 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend.

For information, contact 610-767-4784 or visit

Bickel named township manager

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Renee Bickel, who started working at South Whitehall as manager of human resources six years ago, has become the new township manager.

She replaces Howard Kutzler who resigned in February.

Bickel was named assistant township manager in October 2015 and has served as interim manager since Kutzler’s departure.

Bickel oversees all departments in the township, including 106 full-time staff and 25 seasonal employees.

Before her arrival at South Whitehall, Bickel held...

Accepting applications

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Fair

Allentown Fair Superintendent of Entries Bruce Koppenhaver is alerting all prospective competitors for cash and blue ribbons contest, that the deadline to register is Aug. 5.

With over 1,200 categories for adults to enter items in and 135 for youth, the list of possibilities for crafters, gardeners, bakers, brewers, wine makers, photographers, knitters and more are endless.

The 2017 Agri~Plex Exhibits Book with all the categories and details for entering...

Accepting applications

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Fair

The Allentown Fair Gates Department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the upcoming fair Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gate employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541 ext. 224 or...

North Whitehall Twp man found dead at Econo Lodge motel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says a 63-year-old Neffs, North Whitehall Township man took his own life Aug. 5 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.

Grim said Galen G. Adams was pronounced dead 1:43 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at the motel. Grim ruled the manner of Adams’ death a suicide.

According to his obituary, Adams was employed at The Neffs Hotel for many years. Before that, he was a welder.