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Sunday, December 17, 2017

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Clear toy candy, cookie sale Dec. 10 at Schneck House

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Historical Society will have a clear toy candy and cookie sale at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 10.

The clear toys will be made by Suzanne Wainwright-Evans in various shapes formed in molds from her collection.

Select homemade cookies to be weighed and sold by the pound.

The Schneck House is the log structure across from McDonald’s along Route 873, Schnecksville.


Parkland High School Chorale will present a holiday concert 7 p.m. Dec. 10...

Fundraiser until Nov. 30

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Orefield Middle School has joined with South Whitehall Township police for their doughnut fundraiser to raise funds and bring awareness to pediatric cancer.

Buckets have been placed in classrooms for students to deposit loose change until Nov. 30 for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. Totals will be counted Dec. 1.

The homeroom class from each grade that brings in the most change will be treated to doughnuts delivered by South Whitehall Township...

Nestle Water North America presents check to New Tripoli Fire Company

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Members and officers of the New Tripoli Fire Company met Nov. 13 to approve moving ahead with a new addition to their building.

The highlight of the meeting was the commitment by Nestle Waters North America to donate $50,000 toward the construction.

The company will pay the total in five year installments of $10,000 per annum.

The new building will be added to the existing building greatly enlarging the apparatus floor as well as additional office space.

Temple Beth El collecting donations for food banks

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Temple Beth El, 1305 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is again raising food awareness for hunger in the Lehigh Valley with its Chanu Can Omg.

Monetary donations in any amount will help buy food items for the display. Sponsor a classroom, student or any individual.

Bring food items and volunteer by helping a team or class collect food or preparing the Hanukkah party.

Food donations will be donated to Second Harvest and Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley.


Rotary Club of Allentown West presents check to food pantry

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by GLORIA ZIMMERMAN in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West-Western Lehigh County recently presented a check in the amount of $477 to the Jordan Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

The check will be used to purchase carts to assist clients and volunteers in moving food and supplies.

Both the Allentown West Rotary Club and Jordan Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry are committed to working together to alleviate hunger.

The church also supports the Rotary Club’s Snack Pack program for students in need in the...

Holiday open house Dec. 7

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Luther Crest

Luther Crest will host a public holiday open house 2 p.m. Dec. 7 at the senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Participants will tour residents’ homes, decorated for the holiday season.

The event also will include holiday-related cookies and other treats.

People interested in attending are asked to call Luther Crest at 610-391-8229.

Upper Macungie firefighters respond to warehouse call

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Upper Macungie firefighters responded Nov. 21 to the NFI Distribution Center, 910 Nestle Way, for a report of smoke in a warehouse.

According to Station 56 Fire Chief Leroy Gross, a fork lift tire caught fire but was quickly extinguished by employees.

The resulting smoke triggered the alarm system dispatching the fire departments.

Responding firefighting units included Fogelsville, Trexlertown and Upper Macungie Station 56, along with the Cetronia Ambulance Corps.


Holiday concerts on Dec. 1, 9

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Worship Praise Band of Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, will perform a concert of holiday favorites 7 p.m. Dec. 1. All are welcome to attend.

Visit to purchase tickets or they may be purchased at the door.

The Jubilation Ringers and the Elysium String Quartet at Asbury United Methodist Church will also be presenting a Christmas concert “Ring a Heavenly Christmas” 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

Purchase tickets at...