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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Lavage in Social News

Couple renew vows

at Heidelberg UCC

Edward and Eleanor Lavage of Bethlehem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 25 with a renewal of vows ceremony at Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Heidelberg Township, followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

The ceremony at Heidelberg Church was special to Eleanor because she is a descendant of Casper Peter, one of the founding members of Heidelberg Church, founded in 1740.

The couple were married Aug. 25,...

It's again the season to get your flu shot

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

It's time for a flu shot.

You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.

More than 200,000 flu victims are hospitalized annually in the United States; about 36,000 people die from it. As much as 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and Nov. 4, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown. It's the 15th annual year for the LVHN program.

LVHN is again partnering with the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Allentown Rescue Mission and AIDS Activities Office food pantry to accept donations of non-...

Rodale's Farm Field Day offers organic lessons

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

More than 100 people gathered recently on a drizzly day at Rodale Institute's 333-acre farm near Kutztown for its annual Farm Field Day.

The all-day event was filled with presentations on Rodale's ongoing research into organic agriculture.

Participants, more than half of them active farmers, came from 10 states and traveled from as far as Canada and Missouri, including a busload from the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario.

"It's a great learning experience," said...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Township Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) Pipeline Pretroleum preliminary/final plan to further develop property at 2562 Route 309. 2) First Church of the Nazarene preliminary and final plan to develop properties at 3110 Orefield Road and two, 3-acre lots to the west on Orefield Road for a place of worship.


South Whitehall...

Extensive emergency personnel training leads to smooth resolution of incident at high school

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

A lockdown at Parkland High School Sept. 14 could have led students, parents and administrators into panic mode; however, extensive emergency training helped ensure calm while a suspicious incident was investigated.

Around 4:45 p.m. that Friday, a teacher noticed an individual dressed in camouflage running up to the flagpole at the high school, saluting, saying a prayer and running toward the building.

Following proper procedure, the teacher called the 911 communications center...

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Someone, somewhere in the Lehigh Valley just heard those three life-changing words, "you have cancer."

This news can be devastating.

One of the greatest challenges for patients isn't the lack of treatment. It's lack of transportation.

Your American Cancer Society is there to help lift the burden through its Road to Recovery program, which provides trained volunteers who give cancer patients free rides to and from cancer treatments.

Cancer is...