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Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 70 percent of Americans think it is unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Survey.

Moreover, an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days.

The impairing effects of marijuana are usually experienced within the first one to four hours after using the drug. (1)

And, marijuana users who drive high...

Outdoor service on June 30

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, will have a special outdoor service 9:15 a.m. June 30 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township as part of the church’s 285th anniversary celebration.

There will be a special service, brunch, old-fashioned cake walk and entertainment by Balloons the Clown.

The Red Sand Project, an organization that brings awareness to human trafficking, will also be there.

The church has use of the park until dusk.

Orefield Middle School Fifth Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Janielix Arianna Acevedo Figueroa, Talha Ali, Evan Thomas Amadio, Aiden Andrew Anderson, Reid Anthony Andrush, Omar Aparicio-Rosas, Ava Rose Attinello, Liliana Bachinski, Jakob Wendell Barnett, Scott Michael Bauer, Douglas Peter Bell, Saige Victoria Berger, Kendall Ann Billie, Gavin Bradley Blaser, Courtney Ann Brevik, Caylah Marie Brody, Emily Carol Brody, Ava Lynn Brunnabend, Justice Quinn Canales, Adriana Joy Cappellini, Anthony Tyler Cappellini, Sarah...

Run Tigers, run

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation recently sponsored its annual Tiger 5K and 10K runs at Ontelaunee Park with all proceeds going to benefit the school district.

The money goes to the mini grants teachers receive for materials that are not in the school budget.

The average amount garnered from the runs is $10,000.

Each registrant received a shirt: green for 10K runners and yellow for 5K runners. The 10K runners cover the same route as the 5K but go around twice...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Fireworks Spectacular July 6 in Breinigsville

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, along with Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will host the Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands open at 3 p.m. and WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will begin broadcasting at that time.

There will be music by the Allentown Municipal Band at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along at 8:15 p.m....

Parkland High School Third Marking Period Honor Roll

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 9: Isabella Destiny Acquaviva, Julian Quincy Adams, Arica Melissa Addvensky, Malek Alkai, Qasim I. Ansari, Esha Kaur Bains, Barton Blake Barthol III, Jacob Michael Bartholomew, Madison Erin Bauer, Adler James Billig, Grace Elisabeth Blenis, Nicole Cate Boyer, Jillian Nicole Brandis, Emma Marie Brayford, Zoe Anastasia Breininger, Mariana Sacramento Britto, Allison Rose Carr, Carolina Maria Catilao-Sanchez, Mark Fouad Chahoud, Jillian Christine, Ashton Jordan Cleaver,...


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·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.


Bittner, Werleys

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.