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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Group to meet on March 1

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. March 1 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

Program will be “Common Mode Noise Problems and Solutions” presented by Ken/KB3MDT.

Hams and others interested in the radio club are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 610-432-8286.

Lecture, lunch

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Women voters

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Effect of Development on Our Bird Populations” at 11:30 a.m. March 12 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

Daniel Klem, Jr. Ph.D., Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology, Muhlenberg College, will speak about how “up to a billion birds are killed each year, more than pesticides and oils spills” and what you can do about it.

There is a fee for the buffet luncheon payable at the door...

Residents give their opinions

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Thirty-five residents stepped forward at the recent South Whitehall planning commission meeting to express their feeling on the possible impact on their lives of the proposed Ridge Farm development.

The 741 housing units, showed in a slideshow by Kay Builders, the new community would occupy 190 acres of what is now open fields, woodland, and a few older homes.

While traffic issues were mentioned frequently, residents’ comments covered nearly every aspect relating to quality of...

Armstrong says county workers have ‘strong work ethic’

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” said the new Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, addressing a convivial crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Executive Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees that they are interested in putting progress over...

Chief public defender warns of telephone scammer calls

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Chief Public Defender Kimberly Makoul is warning area residents numerous individuals have reported receiving telephone calls from a person claiming to be an attorney with the Lehigh County Public Defender’s Office.

The caller claims the individual’s child or grandchild has been charged with a crime and bail money must be sent to the attorney immediately.

He then directs the person to wire the money, often through Walmart, to a third person.

The caller is...

NOVA welcomes surprise party for Ruth Newhard

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

More than 100 family and friends attended a surprise party Jan. 6 to celebrate Ruth New-hard’s 90th birthday.

The event was hosted by her children at the Northern Valley Ambulance headquarters in Ormrod.

“The surprise was a success,” Pamela Fatzinger emailed The Press.

Fatzinger said they choose NOVA’s headquarters for her mom’s special day because Marie Dean, who runs the ladies auxiliary at the ambulance corps headquarters, is a good friend of her mother.


Kay Builders gives presentation on Ridge Farm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The South Whitehall planning commission presided over a lengthy meeting at Orefield Middle School Feb. 25 concerning Ridge Farm, a Kay Builders undertaking of 741 housing units on 190 acres of land held by Jeras Corporation.

The project proposes development on the north and south sides of Huckleberry Ridge, and the east and west sides of Cedar Crest Boulevard, between Walbert Avenue and Huckleberry Road.

The high density community with urban features will include 350 apartment...