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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Belsnickel to visit on Dec. 21

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

PA German

Pennsylvania German Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Rumor has it the Belsnickel, the Pa. German Santa, will visit.

The public is invited to this free meeting.

Parking is available in the lot across Tacoma Street. Use ground floor “Office” entrance.

For information, call 610-285-6326.

Theresa C. Jacobs

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

passionate about teaching

Theresa C. Jacobs, 80, from Orefield, died on Dec. 7, 2017, in Westminster Village, Allentown.

She was predeceased by her partner Margie K. Smith.

Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Dorothy (Stichler) Jacobs.

Passionate about teaching, she was a graduate of Ursinus College.

She taught human biology and physical education for many years in a variety of schools, retiring from the Northern Lehigh School District.

She coached many high school girls basketball and softball teams.

Gift wrapping available at mall

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Camelot for Children board members and volunteers will be wrapping gifts at the Lehigh Valley Mall through Dec. 24.

The booth, located directly outside Boscov’s on the second floor of the mall, will be open noon to close on Dec. 14 and 15 and mall open hours Dec. 16-24,

Proceeds will be split between Camelot for Children to help raise money and awareness for a variety of programming initiatives, including the summer camp program, as well as the Simon Youth Foundation.

Phillip P. Palmer

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

member of North End Rod and Gun Club

Phillip P. Palmer, 69, of Kutztown, died on Dec. 1, 2017, in The Lutheran Home at Topton.

He was the husband of the late Connie L. (Arndt) Palmer.

Born in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Earl and Margaret Palmer.

He was a self-employed bricklayer in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

A member of St. Catherine of Sienna, Allentown, he loved the outdoors and hunting.

He was a member of the North End Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli.

CNN Heroes

Monday, December 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Vote by Dec. 12 for Parkland graduate

Parkland High School 2010 graduate Samir Lakhani is running for CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year Award for his founding and work with Eco-Soap Bank.

The bank is a global initiative that recycles leftover hotel soap and distributes them to Cambodia and villages in need of improved hygiene.

Lakhani requests the community’s support.

Votes can be cast for him at

The deadline to vote is Dec. 12.

The winner will be revealed during “CNN Heroes: An All-Start Tribute,” airing live Dec. 17.

volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

·Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to work in the school’s box office for the 2017-18 performance season. Volunteers may choose which music, theater, dance and theatrical ice shows.

Cookbook sale benefits public library

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste” is available at the Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The cookbook includes an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes. There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan. Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.

Copies are being sold through Dec. 28 at the Library’s Circulation Desk.

Proceeds benefit the Allentown Public Library.

LVHN acquires Weller

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has acquired the Weller Health Education Center (Weller Center). LVHN’s acquisition follows a formal RFP process initiated by the Center in 2015 to locate a potential partner with the depth and breadth of resources to sustain, expand and improve upon Weller’s intellectual property.

Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital was the unanimous choice of the Weller Center’s Board of Directors, Foundation and staff. The new program will be known as Weller Health Education at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.