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HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY JULY 25

·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, 8-9 p.m.

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Touring Parkland’s gardens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Garden Club sponsored its annual garden tour on a beautiful July 13.

Expecting between 150 and 200 visitors, Parkland Garden Club President Bonnie Keller was grateful for the fine weather for this year’s event.

Each home had members of the garden club checking in visitors and providing information as needed for the current garden, as well as directions to additional gardens.

Teens tie dye tote bags at community library

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

All the equipment was provided to the teens who were eager to learn how to tie dye a tote bag July 2 at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township.

They came in “work” clothing and watched Librarian Amanda Evans take a white tote bag, crush it into a fist-size piece of cloth and then hold it that way with rubber bands.

Everyone then went outside with their rubber-banded cloth, wearing plastic gloves and carrying tubes of color and covered the crushed tote with...

Power lines being upgraded

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

U. MACUNGIE

PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that...

Youngsters attend Junior Emergency Responder Academy

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

North Whitehall emergency service volunteers recently gave a bit more of their time to show township youngsters what it is like to be a volunteer firefighter, EMT or police officer.

The kids and the volunteers recently attended a four-day camp called the Junior Emergency Responder Academy.

Campers participated in a skill challenge on June 28, the last day of camp, to demonstrate all the skills they learned, including CPR and how to operate a fire hose.

Laurys Station,...

Group to meet on Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Several guild members will participate in a show and tell switch-up, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.

Visitors should arrive sometime between 6:30-6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For information, go to crazyquilters.org.

Another View I

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I am the summer intern for the Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers. I am 19 years old and entering my sophomore year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This summer has been an exciting one.

Obtaining my driver’s license, securing an internship, and seeing my brother graduate from an Ivy League, which has not only caused him stress for four grueling academic years, but physical pain as his studies at Cornell University once forced an ulcer to burn through the...