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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Author Kathy Miller, Chippy visit Wanamakers General Store

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Wanamakers General Store, Kempton, was all abuzz Sept. 30 when author Kathy M. Miller and Chippy Chipmunk came to town for a book launch party.

Miller, an award-winning author and photographer, brought along copies of her new book, “Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy,”

Through Chippy’s meeting with a special chipmunk, Harriet, Miller teaches the young and young-at-heart lessons on diversity and empathy.

In this newest book, Chippy’s friends, including a blue peacock, show him...

Audience in the clouds as teen idol Bobby Rydell makes their hearts sing

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When Joanna Schmeidel read in the Parkland Library newsletter Bobby Rydell was going to be in the Lehigh Valley, she called her sisters Carol Saint Sing and Jeanne Sabol and made plans to attend.

They weren’t disappointed.

“We’re Rydell fans from way back and we like being together,” Sabol said. “The music just got to me. I enjoyed it tremendously.”

The three sisters counted themselves lucky to be among the 100 registered guests at Independent Park, Breinigsville, on a...

Benefit concert Oct. 8 for Steven Wasser

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Friedens Lutheran Church, 9727 Red Road, Stony Run, Kempton, will host a benefit concert for Steven Wasser at 2 p.m. Oct. 8.

Pastor David Reinwald from Kissinger’s Church, Wyomissing, and other members of his Rocky Mountain Band will perform the rich and majestic music of the beloved John Denver, Elvis and others.

The concert is to benefit Wasser, the 34-year-old sexton of Friedens Lutheran Church.

Wasser had a major stroke in July and has been hospitalized and in...

Open house

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Fitness Center

Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Road, Suite 100, Allentown, will be holding its first ever Fit Fest Open House from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 to promote health and wellness.

The event will also allow non-members to workout, sample classes and use the extensive facilities including three swimming pools.

With over 18 one-hour classes to choose from between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with twelve 30-minute demo classes, guests can try out everything from Pulse...