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NORTH WHITEHALL: Upper Lehigh Lions Club cancels festival, craft show

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club has canceled its annual Roar With the Lions Festival and Craft Show originally scheduled for July 24 and 25 in the Neffs Union Church grove.

Lion Tom Kern reported the action was taken as a precaution in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival has been rescheduled to July 30 and 31, 2021.

Kern said the Schnecktucky Derby is postponed until Aug. 29.

“Hopefully we can do it then,” Kern said.

The chicken barbecue also has...

Emmaus man killed in motorcycle crash

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 58-year-old Emmaus man died after he was thrown from the 2003 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle he was operating around 6:12 a.m. May 3 in the 5100 block of Scheidys Road, North Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich, Chad J. Stoudnour was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl at 6:51 a.m. at the scene.

Minnich said the cause of Stoudnour’s death is blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle accident.

His death was ruled an accident...

Drawing classes online for kids

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in School

Angela’S ART

Angela Faidley, artist and owner of Out of Our Minds art studio is offering free drawing classes for children through social media and YouTube.

“Everyday I have a free kids drawing class on my Facebook page “Out of Our Minds Art Studio” and also on my YouTube page youtube.com/channel/UCZvXtw25SPH-LfRYFCyw0Jg,” Faidley recently told The Press.

Each day Faidley, often in costume, teaches a five-minute drawing for children.

Recent lessons included a...

Troopers issue advisory on ATV riding on roads

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

The operation of a snowmobile or ATV on a public road or highway is still illegal, according to State Trooper Nathan T. Branosky.

The exception that allows for operation of snowmobiles and ATVs during certain emergency situations requires approval of the Department of Transportation and/or local authorities having jurisdiction.

Neither PennDOT nor any municipalities with jurisdiction have approved the use of ATVs on streets or highways.

As a reminder, ATV riding is only...

Parkland High School Third Marking Period Principal’s Honor Roll

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by The Press in School

Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 9: Mariam Aly Mohamed Galal Ahmed Abdalla, Brianna Marie Andersen, Mia Carmen Aponte, Emily Olivia Bachl, Gabriela Anna Baran, William James Barrett, Macy Bauer, Benjamin Nicholas Huang Miano Bauman, Ajla Becirovic, Kara Lynn Benfield, Grant Samuel Berger, Corinne Reese Bigley, Gabriel Chaim Blikshteyn, Shayna Zelda Blikshteyn, Varsha Vivek Borkar, Audrey Anne Boucher, Serina Luz Bravo, Jonathan Michael Brown, Nikola A. Cao, Hannah Elizabeth Car, Cody...

Education foundation recognizes graduating seniors with lawn signs

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Parkland Education Foundation wanted to do something special for the 800 graduating seniors this year.

With the possibility there would not be a formal graduation ceremony or a senior prom due to the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine, the education foundation partnered with the high school to purchase graduation lawn signs for all the seniors.

Executive Director Lisa Ervin and the board wanted to show the seniors how the community supports them and to recognize their...

Solicitor Zator discusses Senate bill on virtual meetings for municipalities

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

During the opening of the May 6 South Whitehall commissioners’ virtual meeting, township Solicitor Joseph Zator discussed the impact of recently passed Senate Bill 841 which provides flexibility for municipalities to conduct public meetings during the COVID-19 emergency.

Under SB 841, for the duration of the COVID-19 disaster emergency, public meetings are authorized to be conducted through authorized, two-way telecommunication channels.

Advanced public notice for meetings must...

Firefighters respond to reported house fire

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Greenawalds, Woodlawn, Cetronia and Tri-Clover volunteer firefighters were dispatched 1:45 p.m. March 23 for a reported house fire at 1732 Scherersville Road, South Whitehall Township.

Additionally, Western Salisbury Fire Department was dispatched for its aerial truck and Catasauqua Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps also responded.

The first arriving officer on the scene, Greenawalds Fire Chief Andrew Garger reported there was no...

Vine Church ministry online

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Pastor of The Vine Church Adam Kern, Schnecksville, has told The Press weekly worship services are offered online at 10 a.m.

He offers the Biblical message while his wife, Nicole, supplies the vocal and piano components.

“The pandemic is affecting everyone but we still want to get the message of Christ out to the community,” Kern said.

“Technology is great and we can connect with many of our families.”

Kern also noted he has been encouraged to reach new families...

Motorcyclist dies after bike hits house

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 36-year-old Washington Township man died after the motorcycle he was operating struck a house around 9 p.m. May 7 in the 3700 block of Park Avenue, North Whitehall Township.

Jesse Jones was pronounced dead at 10 p.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich, the cause of Jones’ death was multiple blunt force injuries due to a motorcycle accident.

He said the manner of Jones’ death was ruled an accident.

In...