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Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexican wilderness

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by BILL FOLK Special to The Press in Local News

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness, with trails climbing from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet.

During the trek, Boy Scouts from Troops 1600 and 191 hiked more than 90 miles over 10 days.

The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during...

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Meetings are held in municipal building.

AUGUST

WEDNESDAY 15

Upper Macungie Township Planners, 7 p.m. to review: 1) Lehigh Valley West lot 10 land development plan for Schantz Road and Boulder Drive. 2) Highgate Phase III preliminary/final plan for 1085 Twin Ponds Road.

South Whitehall Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. to adopt repealer ordinances, an ordinance re-enacting 2009 International plumbing, building and residential codes as township codes and establishing civil...

Special exhibit at Liberty Bell Church

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Liberty Bell Church and Museum, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, is having a special exhibit celebrating the Liberty Bell Museum's 50th anniversary until Oct. 31.

Visitors can learn about the purpose of bells in Colonial life, why the bell was cast for the State House building, as well as the evolution of what was simply a town bell into what became a symbol of freedom recognized around the world.

The exhibit also answers the question: Why is there a museum dedicated to the...

College Corner

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

Messiah

College

Local students

graduate

The following local students have completed requirements for graduation from Messiah College as of May 12.

Allentown:

Matthew Larsen, magna cum laude with a degree in psychology and Samuel Tajiri, magna cum laude with a degree in biology.

Gilio puts her stamp on Neffs community

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Neffs Postmaster Susan Gilio, who has served that community for nearly three years, retired July 31 after 28 and a half years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to arriving at her Neffs assignment in October 2009, Gilio worked at the Lehigh Valley Postal Processing Center, first near Lehigh Valley International Airport, then along Route 512, Bethlehem.

She served as a clerk, window service helper, philatelic clerk and sales.

When the sales department downsized, she...

Orefield Middle School Fifth Marking Period Honor Rolls

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Sixth grade: Matthew James Adamowicz, Nicole Alali, Keturah Donna Antoine, Alexander Joseph Atiyeh, Connor M. Baker, Gabrielle Marie Barraco, Claire Christine Bassler, James Lee Bealer, Dawson J. Berger, Gabrielle C. Bigley, Skyler J. Bilous, Nathaniel B. Brinker, Natalie Justine Britton, Casey E. Brouse, Lukas Phillip Bundra, Bartosz Oscar Burda, Devin J. Cahill, Averi Taylor Cannon, Yee Herr Chan, Michaela Catherine Cohick, Julian Colon, Matthew T. Conrad, Jacob A....

GILIO

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Neffs Postmaster Susan Gilio, who has served that community for nearly three years, retired July 31 after 28 and a half years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to arriving at her Neffs assignment in October 2009, Gilio worked at the Lehigh Valley Postal Processing Center, first near Lehigh Valley International Airport, then along Route 512, Bethlehem.

She served as a clerk, window service helper, philatelic clerk and sales.

When the sales department downsized, she...

Preparations made for future Upper Mac Police Department

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

One of the biggest questions regarding the new Upper Macungie Police Department was answered at the July 30 supervisors meeting.

Chief Edgardo Colon reported his management team has concluded interviews with officers currently part of the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department.

He also sought authorization to set the size of the department at 30 officers, including three, himself and the two lieutenants, already hired.

Supervisor Sam Ashmar said the original...