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Friday, July 20, 2018

Allentown celebrates Flag Day

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Allentown Flag Day Association held its annual Flag Day Ceremony June 14 in West Park, Allentown.

This is the oldest incorporated Flag Day Association in America, having been organized in 1907.

With the Allentown Band, under the direction of Ron Demke, the beautiful music was accompanied by beautiful weather.

Thomas Applebach, director with Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker.

Flag Day essay winners from Allentown middle schools...

Chosen Words

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Nothing’s the same as it used to be;

Everything has changed, it seems to me.

No one seems to have time to play,

They hustle and bustle all through the day.

People used to be humble and kind;

Today I think people are losing their minds.

They shoot everyone they can, at will;

They walk into schools and churches to kill!

There are gangs, drive-by shootings, all over the place;

It seems there is no where that you can feel safe.


Jerdon is Leukemia, Lymphoma Society 2018 Man of the Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Construction and service go hand in hand for Ron Jerdon of New Tripoli who recently earned the title “Man of the Year” for his fundraising efforts for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign.

Jerdon, owner of Jerdon Construction Services, decided to get involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s fundraising efforts after several important people in his life were affected by blood cancer.

When one of his employees was diagnosed...

Nutritionist helps keep Giant shoppers healthy

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Have you ever wondered how many calories you eat in a day?

Do you question which vegetables are better for you?

Are you thinking about how to lower your caloric intake? How to read a food label?

Stop wondering — at the Giant Food Market, Trexlertown, a nutritionist can answer all these questions and more.

Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE, who had been a hospital dietitian in the Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years, now has an office in the Giant.

Look for...

Festival, craft show July 27, 28

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lions club

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club will have its 41st annual festival on July 27 in the Neffs Union Church grove, 5550 Route 873, Neffs.

Refreshments will be available 5 p.m. and the Scott Marshall Band will perform 7-10 p.m.

The 23rd annual juried craft show will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 in the grove.

There will be a handcrafts show with 70 sites. Admission is free.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale all day...

In his memory ...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Elliot and Linda Sheftel of South Whitehall, parents of the late Parkland High School graduate Justin Sheftel, sponsor the Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament every year in his memory.

Justin was killed June 15, 2005, by a drunken driver while crossing a coastal highway in Ocean City, Md.

The 14th annual tournament took place June 16 at the Lehigh County Athletic fields, South Whitehall Township.

Guest View

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Pennsylvania has the unfortunate distinction of being the state with the highest number of Lyme disease cases in the country, with 12,200 cases of Lyme disease reported in 2016 (the most recent statistics to date).

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection most people get from the bite of a deer tick. If left untreated, the disease can cause serious physical and neurological problems that are hard to manage down the road.

If you are heading outdoors to go fishing, hunting, camping...

SOUTH WHITEHALL: Township offering summer program

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

South Whitehall Township is offering a summer playground program for kids ages 6-12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through Aug. 10.

Youngsters must have completed kindergarten and may not turn 13 before Aug 1.

The program will be offered at Kratzer Elementary, 2200 Huckleberry Road; Cetronia Elementary, 3635 Broadway; and Parkway Manor Elementary, 768 Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

All locations are staffed by first-aid and CPR certified college-age instructors.