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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Happy 100th birthday Emma Yorkey

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Emma Yorkey, a resident of Mosser Nursing home, Trexlertown, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family May 5 at Good Will Fire Company. No. 1, also in Trexlertown. A native of Topton, Yorkey was surrounded by well-wishers from near and far.

Yorkey, the mother of eight children, has 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Fogelsville churches, VFW honor America’s fallen heroes

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Residents of Fogelsville and surrounding communities remembered those who gave their all fighting wars for their country during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery, Fogelsville.

The Fogelsville Memorial Day ceremony was led by St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Nelson Quinones.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Robert M. Fegely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8282, Breinigsville, also joined in the remembrance.

Members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran and St. John’s UCC choirs sang “Taps” at the end of the program.

Fogelsville native presents floral demonstration

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Fogelsville native and successful florist Michael Grim recently brought an educational and entertaining floral program to St. John’s UCC, Fogelsville.

Grim and husband, Jim Osburn, demonstrated their flower and place setting expertise in front of a church full of old friends, family and new admirers.

Since leaving Allentown and moving to Manhattan and then Bridgehampton, Long Island, Grim’s reputation has grown to now count Billy Joel, Christy Brinkley and Julie Andrews as his clients.

New driving school opens

Friday, May 3, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

There’s a new business in town and it’s providing relief to new drivers who need take the Pennsylvania driver’s license test, but have a long wait at state testing sites.

Andre Wilkerson, owner of AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown, and his family had a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 3 at the new facility.

AW Driving School is a PennDOT authorized third-party testing site in the Lehigh Valley.

The school teaches new drivers and then tests and certifies that they have met the criteria to receive their license.

Huddling for food

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Zoo celebrated Easter weekend with numerous events April 18-22.

On April 18, there was a Bean the Sloth meet-and-greet, and on Monday, Earth Day, various community groups showed ways to help protect the Earth from pollution and degradation due to climate change.

Monday was also a good day to meet Luani, a 2-1/2-year old African penguin. Luani is a Lehigh Valley native as he was born at the zoo.

Older penguins now call the zoo their home as part of the Save Animals From Extinction program.

Gehringer family donates to Weisenberg firefighters

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Weisenberg Township volunteer firefighters recently gathered at the Gehringer Farm, Bachelor Road, in the township to accept a donation from “America’s Farmers Grow Communities.

Farmer Kenneth Gehringer was chosen the winner of the contest, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, a philanthropic arm of the Bayer Fund.

Gehringer then directed the $2,500 be given to the fire department through America’s Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Bayer Fund.

All clear given after hazmat response to bishop’s office

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County Special Operations Team, Cetronia volunteer firefighters, Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, Allentown City paramedics and South Whitehall police responded to a possible hazard materials incident around 11 a.m. March 26 at the office of the bishop for the Allentown Catholic Diocese.

The office, located inside the American Bank building, 4029 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, was evacuated, as was the bank.

All clear given after hazmat response to bishop’s office

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County Special Operations Team, Cetronia volunteer firefighters, Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, Allentown City paramedics and South Whitehall police responded to a possible hazard materials incident around 11 a.m. March 26 at the office of the bishop for the Allentown Catholic Diocese.

The office, located inside the American Bank building, 4029 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, was evacuated, as was the bank.

Grundsau Lodsch 16 members celebrate the groundhog

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 groundhog mascot, however, did not give away any addition weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity.

All aboard!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Agri-Plex is local stop on the ‘Train Meet Express’

The Allentown Train Meet Association recently celebrated its 40th year at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex.

Hundreds of tables were filled with a large variety of model trains with the iconic Lionel brand the most prevalent.

Prices ranged from just a few dollars for small parts up to the thousand dollar range for highly collectible and desirable train engines.

ATMA members set up a large train display in the complex, much to the delight of children and adults alike.