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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Fire station to have upgrades

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted approval to a $90,145 capital improvements project at the Greenawalds Fire Company.

Bids were awarded to Mohawk Contracting and Development, Zionsville, during the board’s Dec. 5 meeting.

Work includes construction of a new mezzanine for additional storage needs; repairs to the existing and deteriorating floor drain system; construction of interior partitions for storage of maintenance equipment, tools, and materials; painting of...

Accepting race applications

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union Lutheran kids buy chicks and piglets

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Children at Union Lutheran Sunday School are collecting pennies as their contribution to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger program.

They showed up at the God’s Work, Our Hands event last fall with piggy banks, pots, coffee cans and plastic bags all filled with pennies.

At that time, the group had amassed $120 for the ELCA World Hunger piglet campaign.

The amount enabled needy families to receive piglets.

Then, the Sunday School children...

Orefield Middle School First Marking Period Honor Roll

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Reid Anthony Andrush, Omar Aparicio-Rosas, Hayden Marcus Baldwin, Mason Eugene Bicking, Gabrielle Lynn Bieber, Justice Quinn Canales, Leeah Carmona, Joseph Charles Carpineto, Alexander Castro, Ryan Hadi Chahoud, Isaiah R. Checo, Kristina Jolie Cruz, Brady Nicholas Derr, Chelsea Dolores Dietrick, Kendra Antoinette Dreisbach, Shauna Jean Eder, Samuel George Figueroa, Breanna Rose Frantz, Lindsey Janelle Gasper, Brayden Anthony Geiger, Guy Angelo Gillette III, Holly...

Springhouse Middle School First Marking Period Honor Roll

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Jana Saleh M. Alanazi, Raine McKenzie Ames, Lillian Eve Andersen, Emma Ann Anderson, Mikaela Marie Anderson, Elizabeth Grace Ayala, Issamai Elizabeth Barahona, Quinten Noah Berryman, Micah Benjamin Bickel, Arion Bizati, Andrew Todd Bowser, Jordan Elizabeth Brunnabend, Sienna Aliese Burley, Talha Yakup Cakirbay, Ryan James Campbell, Andrew Lam Chhoeun, Colton Sarver Chung, Maddex James Concilio, Cristian Cusumano, Brielle MaryAnne Denton, Jahmarli Ajani Dryden,...


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News


JAN. 3, 2019

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of...

Guest View

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I am sure you have heard the ruckus raised in early December 2018 when several radio stations and Canadian broadcaster, CBC Radio, decided to ban the traditional Christmastime song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” one of the more outlandish offshoots of the #MeToo movement.

After numerous complaints of censorship, including a highly visible campaign by Star Trek star William Shatner, CBC restored the song to its Christmas lineup, as did two of the four radio stations that initiated the ban...

Celebrity camel visits Bethlehem

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol hosted a special guest appearance by celebrity “snow camel” Einstein on Dec. 22, 2018, and an estimated 500 to 1,000 people attended to have their photos taken with the famed dromedary.

The people also came to visit Quadrant Private Wealth Stable facility that mounted patrol horses — Grey, Asa, Pharaoh and George — call home.

As the song “Einstein the Snow Camel” played in the background throughout the afternoon, a continuous line of Einstein’s...