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Orefield students learn about air molecules

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Orefield Middle School students recently spent time outdoors learning about lighter than air molecular physics. They learned as molecules are heated, their activity increases and they become lighter.

Heat a bag of air and it rises as compared to the relatively cool air surrounding the bag.

A hot-air balloon is a good example and there just happened to be one Oct. 6 at the Orefield Middle School.

According to science teacher Christy Schlaner, the hot air balloon is an...

Tax increases coming in school district

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

According to the financial plan presented at the recent Act 34 hearing, property owners in the Parkland School District will probably experience tax increases in the next three years to fund bond issues for construction of a $35 million elementary school in Upper Macungie Township.

Business Manager John Vignone stated the school district plans to borrow $9.6 million, with a resulting 0.04 mills, in January 2018.

That equals an additional $40 on each $100,000 of assessed...

Senior adult lecture to be held

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is holding a lecture Dec.1 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The lecture is “Practicing Our Civic Values: Re-Imagining 20th Century Writing for the Purpose of Peace.”

Maryann P. DiEdwardo will share her newest research which involves identifying key images, values, beliefs and social structures that...

Heating help now available

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program that helps individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants.

The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of...

Springhouse Middle School First Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Fuka Abe, David Joseph Anderson, Diego Alejandro Artau Cruz, Ahmar Imran Ashraf, Ethan George Atiyeh, Madison Elizabeth Bachrach, Jordan Dominic Balogh, Amara Faith Barker, Nathan Scott Bartholomew, Abbey Elizabeth Bender, Rishika Bhati, Gwenevere Morgan Bishop, Christian Michael Blanco, Alexander Dale Blickey, Eva Elizabeth Blizard, Anna Elizabeth Bodnar, Joshua Everett Boswell, Peter Joseph Boswell, Colby Thomas Brisendine, Amanda Nicole Brown, Joshua...

lunch menus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 30: Elem.: Soft shell taco with seasoned black beans, chicken nuggets, pizza, cereal meal, fiesta beans and rice, corn. M.S., H.S.: Walking taco, chicken nuggets, fiesta beans and rice, corn.

Friday, Dec. 1: Elem.: Meatball or chicken Parmesan with pasta and sauce, pizza, cereal meal, tossed salad, steamed broccoli. M.S., H.S.: Meatball sub, chicken patty sandwich, tossed salad, steamed broccoli.

Monday, Dec. 4: Elem.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt, salad bar,...

Group to meet on Jan. 4, 2018

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP 4150

AARP Chapter 4150 will meet noon Jan. 4, 2018, in the Community Room of the Lower Macungie Library, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Guests are welcome to attend.

Meet neighbors and learn more about senior 50-plus programs and issues.

The Christmas party will be on Dec. 7. Tickets are required.

For information, call 610-285-4563.

Historical society open house on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Tripoli

The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will have a holiday open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison St., New Tripoli.

Everyone is invited to come out for some Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas fun and history.

Tour the old bank building and view the historical society’s collection of memorabilia.

For family presents, choose from books from local authors about area history, 1876 replica maps of Heidelberg and Lynn townships,...

Neve gives talk on taxes

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall’s property tax for the 2018 general fund budget will remain at 2.49975 mills, the same as this year.

However, if approved by commissioners on Dec. 6, residents will be billed 0.47 mills for a newly created fire fund.

The tax amounts to $47 on each $100,000 of assessed property value.

These funds would be kept separate from the general fund and used only for fire related purposes to sustain the volunteer fire stations.

The fire fund tax is expected...