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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Applications being sought

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fair Queen

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to...

Group to meet on June 6

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. June 6 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “The Dangers of Lyme Disease,” presented by Cathy Gumlock.

Members and others interested in ham radio are invited to attend.

For more information, go to, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Cat adoptions on May 25

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Feline and Fidos cat and kitten adoptions will take place from noon-4 p.m. May 25 at the shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville. Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one. To adopt that day, vet records from past pets would be helpful.

For more information, call 610-760-9009.

To adopt on any other day, contact Therese at 610-248-7399.

Cedarbrook celebrates 175th anniversary

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Local dignitaries, staff, residents and elected officials gathered at Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center May 14 for a celebration of the home’s 175th year of care.

Cedarbrook administrator Jason Cumello began the presentation explaining what a nursing home is and what it means for a community.

“These places are often a lot more than medical care,” Cumello said. “Living in a nursing home is another destination in the journey of life.

“It’s where you meet new...

Fun Day on June 8

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will return to Cover Bridge Park, Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. June 8.

Now in its seventh year, the festival — with an emphasis on community and family — has grown in numbers since its inception.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Festivalgoers can take part in activities such as a dunk tank, 18 different rides, pony rides, food...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

According to the annual AAA Memorial Day Travel Forecast, nearly 43 million Americans will start their summers with a Memorial Day weekend getaway.

This long holiday weekend, marking the unofficial start of summer travel season, will see the second-highest travel volume on record since AAA began tracking holiday travel volumes dating back to 2000.

Overall, an additional 1.5 million more people will take to the nation’s roads, rails and runways compared with last year, a 3.6...