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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It has been a little over a month since news broke of the Facebook data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.

At least 87 million Facebook users were impacted.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, appeared before Congress and went on a social media frenzy noting upcoming changes to the social media giant to ensure the privacy of users going forward.

During Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, Sen. Orin Hatch asked Zuckerberg if Facebook would always be free.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email

·America On Wheels Museum, Allentown, is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers, age 16 and older.

Contact Linda Merkel at...

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Upper Lehigh Historical Society welcomes new officers

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society has a new president — Adam Schneck.

He is looking for ideas for a special event to acquaint the community with the Schneck House and the organization.

Schneck is also seeking ideas on what makes the historical society important.

Other officers are Ann Heiser, vice president; Ann Fortney, secretary; and Vicky Kern, treasurer.

Jim Schneck has volunteered to be facility manager.

Call Adam Schneck at 484-201-4716. New members...

Grants sought for park

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Operations Randy Cope reported at the April 4 commissioners’ meeting, he is applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a $200,000 to $300,000 grant for improvements at Covered Bridge Park.

The funds would be used for a new 30-car parking lot for the soccer field, a new playground for all ages, including a tot lot, and landscaping.

Cope is also re-submitting a grant request to DCNR for $175,000 for renovations to...

Burkholder Funeral Home welcomes presentation on Lincoln

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The Lehigh County Historical Society hosted a presentation and exhibit commemorating the 153rd anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14 at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

The focus of the event was about the train that transported Lincoln’s remains to his final resting place in Springfield, Ill.

Various items, including a replica of Lincoln’s casket were on display.

Guests dined on gingerbread cake, Lincoln’s favorite dessert, and...

Biker-bankers seek to reform Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Does Dodd-Frank protect the public or hurt it?

Three men on motorcycles — who also are community bankers — say when it comes to community banking, it’s definitely the latter.

Adorned on their choppers, a trio of lenders roared into the tranquil parking lot of The Neffs National Bank, Neffs on May 11, as part of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers’ Rolling for Repeal motorcycle tour.

While the stunt was meant to garner attention, their message was devoid of...

Group to meet on June 5

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Dennis Frye, author, chief historian at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park for a discussion titled “September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril” June 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by May 31. Reservations are not required for just the...

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their...

Firefighters participate in MedEvac down drill

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The tones activated during the morning of April 24 on the pagers of four area fire companies were both ominous and reassuring at the same time.

While preceded by the announcement, “This is a drill,” the next message stated the training exercise involved a simulated “aircraft crash,” an alert for an emergency first responders dread.

Simulations provide a practiced response, so if a real emergency should occur, there would be a professional and effective rescue effort.