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Sunday, January 20, 2019

lunch menus

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 3: M.S.: Chicken tenders, hot dog on roll, soft pretzel rod, steamed green beans. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also. H.S.: Chicken tenders, hot dog on roll, French bread stick.

Friday, Jan. 4: Elem.: Meatballs in spaghetti sauce, chicken Parmesan, pizza, cereal meal, pasta with sauce, steamed broccoli. M.S.: Meatballs in sauce, chicken patty sandwich, pasta with sauce, steamed broccoli. H.S.: Meatball sub, chicken patty sandwich, mini potato pancakes.

Monday, Jan....

Group to meet

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


Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Jan. 3, 2019, at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The program will be by Poet Shirley Binkley.

Nonmembers and guests are welcome to attend.

Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-437-4265.

High School

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

Alzheimer Foundation

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.

The annual program has awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships since its inception.

The essay competition asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives, as well as share how they plan to...

Students adapt toys for peers with disabilities

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Career and Technical Institute and Jim Thorpe High School students recently participated in a Toy Adaptation Day to help make Christmas 2018 a little brighter for students with disabilities.

The Toy Adaptation Day took place at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Independence Drive, Schnecksville.

Danielle Argot, M.Ed., CBIS, assistive technology consultant and BrainSTEPS team leader at CLIU 21, was instrumental in organizing the special day on Dec. 6, 2018.


Meeting on

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

Lehigh County

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Electoral College and Electoral Reform” by Dr. Kellen Gracey 11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 at Superior Restaurant,102 State Ave., Emmaus.

Dr. Gracey joined the DeSales political science faculty after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

His research interests include religion and politics, electoral systems, and political behavior in both American and comparative contexts.

There is a cost for...

Luther Crest chef wins gingerbread decorating contest

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall, recently hosted a gingerbread cookie decorating contest and toy drive for children.

Guests were asked to bring unwrapped toys to the Dec. 12 event.

These would be given to those youngsters served by the adoption and foster care program.

After the event, choosing the best decorated gingerbread cookie was done by online voting.

Luther Crest Chef James Lantier won the gingerbread decorating contest by online vote....

Accepting race

Wednesday, January 2, 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.

South Whitehall police to have tri-band radios

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have authorized Police Chief Glen Dorney to purchase 22 portable tri-band radios at a cost of $88,647.

Dorney told commissioners during their Dec. 5, 2018, meeting the radios will provide officers with three bands of frequencies to communicate with Lehigh County 911 Communications Center, Parkland School District, the City of Allentown, and the City of Bethlehem.

“In times of critical incidents that cross jurisdictions, communication is always the...


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is accepting volunteer applications for our Teacher Store from dedicated and outgoing volunteers to help teachers shop for free school supplies and classroom furniture.

Contact Beth Baier at 610-419-9356 or

·Second Harvest Cooking Matters Program needs volunteers for a six-week cooking and nutrition educational course, offered to low-income families at sites in...

Schlossberg discusses state hospital demolition

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

In a perfect world, the Allentown State Hospital buildings would be preserved and re-purposed to create jobs and grow our economy, but we have to face the facts.

Taxpayers are paying millions of dollars every year to keep the buildings from falling down, and no private investors want to buy them. The only answer is the one the state came up with – demolition.

Now, it’s on us to make sure history is preserved, while we move our area forward safely. I’m ready to work with state...