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Discussion on Jan. 8, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host photographer Chris Heisey for a discussion titled “Photographing Our Civil War Battlefields,” Jan. 8 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Fogelsville.

Heisey will share 70 of his evocative contemporary battlefield images of hallowed grounds ranging from Vicksburg, Miss., to Gettysburg. He will provide battle historical anecdotes and share his personal experiences.

Dinner will be...

Group to meet

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2019, in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “3D Printing and Amateur Radio” presented by George/N3SQD.

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

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

Events planned for January

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events this month.

·The Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered at 5 p.m. Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30, at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·A family fun night with games, movies, refreshments and fellowship will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Jan....


Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Before Christmas, my family committed to all staying home one night to watch holiday movies together.

As the time neared for the first film to begin, we found our pets had gathered in the living room as well, taking up a good portion of the couches.

This is not an exaggeration. We have three dogs — and despite their alleged thinking, none of them is a true lap dog.

This happens pretty often. It’s not unusual to see one of us walk in the room, pause when we see the...

Article By: DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to The Press

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners set salaries for row officers at their Dec. 18 meeting.

Row officers are elected county officials such as the controller, clerk of judicial records, sheriff and coroner.

The new salary schedule provides for annual increases for each office of about $1,000 per year through 2023.

Commissioners also approved a lease by Adams Outdoor Advertising for an outdoor sign at 101-119 E. Hamilton St., Allentown.

In other business, commissioners...


Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Local News


DEC. 27

·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...

NWL graduate joins S. Whitehall police

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Ryan King, a 2009 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, recently joined the South Whitehall Township Police Department.

King received a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bloomsburg University in 2013.

He is also a 2015 graduate of Philadelphia Police Academy class 371.

King served in the 24th district of the Philadelphia Police Department until 2017. He was then was sworn in as a police officer with the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.

NORTH WHITEHALL: U.L. Lions Club celebrates 71 years

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club is celebrating its 71st year with 62 members dedicated to serving the local community and some national and worldwide endeavors.

Recently, the club presented a check for $3,000 to the Center for Vision Loss to help screen children for eye issues and to assist with expenses of the organization.

The club donated $200 to Family Promise to help families who are homeless, decorated the township Christmas tree and sponsored a spaghetti supper to benefit...

Guest View

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“I got it close, but I couldn’t get it over the goal line.”

That’s the way state Rep. Jerry Knowles, R-124th, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon, described his effort to shepherd a bill through the General Assembly to reduce the size of the House of Representatives from 203 to 151 members.

“We were one procedural vote away from getting this on the ballot, the closest we have ever come,” he said.

The bill, which was for all intents and purposes dead as a doornail in October after...