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Saturday, March 23, 2019

State of county address offers changes, praises accomplishments

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong has proposed limiting a commissioner’s term to three terms or 12 years; creating an independent ethics oversight committee; and getting commissioners out of negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Armstrong addressed a crowded room Feb. 21 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, to report the state of the county and to tell the public what his administration has done over the past year and what the future holds.

Armstrong said his goal in...

Orefield Middle School Third Marking Period High Honor Roll

Friday, February 22, 2019 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Janielix Arianna Acevedo Figueroa, Talha Ali, Evan Thomas Amadio, Aiden Andrew Anderson, Ava Rose Attinello, Liliana Bachinski, Jakob Wendell Barnett, Scott Michael Bauer, Micaiah Brian Belgrave, Douglas Peter Bell, Saige Victoria Berger, Kendall Ann Billie, Gavin Bradley Blaser, Courtney Ann Brevik, Caylah Marie Brody, Emily Carol Brody, Ava Lynn Brunnabend, Anthony Tyler Cappellini, Sarah Elizabeth Car, Leeah Carmona, Delaney Paige Chilcote, Mason Maddox...

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Union UCC church members to flip flapjacks on March 5

Friday, February 22, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will serve free pancakes, sausage, applesauce and fastnachts at 6 p.m. March 5.

This tradition of eating heavy food on Shrove Tuesday, before the start of Lent, will be hosted by the fellowship committee and served by the youth group.

On Ash Wednesday, March 6, all are welcome to stop by noon to 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for a time of prayer, communion and reception of ashes in the sanctuary.

Staff will distribute ashes 7:30...

HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

FEB. 21

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

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8-9 p...

Media invited to tour Allentown State Hospital

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

On a tree-lined circular driveway off Hanover Avenue in a section of east Allentown, formerly called Rittersville, sits the closed Allentown State Hospital.

Members of the media were invited to tour the interior areas of the abandon psychiatric hospital on Jan. 24.

While a warm rainy day outside, it was a cold 37 degrees inside the hospital.

The tour, hosted by Troy Thompson with the Pennsylvania Department of General Services and led by Bill Bogari of the state...

Women of history

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Girl Scouts from the Eastern Pennsylvania Region recently gathered at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs, to celebrate World Thinking Day.

The day is a way to introduce Girl Scouts to significant women in history who helped change the world view of women.

This year, six notable women — Mary Anning, early British paleontologist; the late Christa McAuliffe, first schoolteacher on a Space Shuttle flight; entertainer Dolly Parton, a true rags to riches story; Eleanor Roosevelt, a voice...

Article By: LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Girl Scouts from the Eastern Pennsylvania Region recently gathered at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs, to celebrate World Thinking Day.

The day is a way to introduce Girl Scouts to significant women in history who helped change the world view of women.

This year, six notable women — Mary Anning, early British paleontologist; the late Christa McAuliffe, first schoolteacher on a Space Shuttle flight; entertainer Dolly Parton, a true rags to riches story; Eleanor Roosevelt, a voice...

Education foundation announces Alumni Wall of Honor inductees

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in School

The Parkland School District Education Foundation has announced the names of the inductees to the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor for 2019.

The Wall of Honor, established seven years ago, is located inside the main entrance of the high school.

Wall plaques highlight inductee achievements and include a current photo as well as the inductee’s Parkland senior picture.

The names of individuals on the wall serve as an inspiration to all students to achieve excellence and...