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Silent auction on Aug. 16

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Jenn’s House

A silent auction for Jenn’s House will be held noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Drawings to start at 4 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

There is a per single card fee or participants can pre-order five cards for discounted price.

All tickets will be available for pick up at the door on the day of the event.

Mail ticket requests with checks payable to: Jenn’s House Silent Auction, c/o Patricia Hower, 6318 Hilltop Road, Orefield, PA 18069.

Bee webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Penn State Extension will be holding a live webinar titled “Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania” as part of their pollinator series 3-4:15 p.m. July 15.

Learn all about the over 430 species of bees in Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline is July 15.

For more information, go to or

Article By: The Press

Friday, June 19, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC: ‘Military-Friendly’ designation given

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has received the designation, “Military- Friendly School,” from VIQTORY, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.

LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 350 active military and veteran students, including their spouses and dependents.

Resources include veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses, preferred scheduling, scholarship opportunities and a Veterans Support Team to provide the resources needed to successfully transition to college.

Class of 2020 graduates from Salem Christian School

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by The Press in School

Salem Christian School, Macungie, had its 40th commencement June 6 in celebration of the Class of 2020.

Students included in the commencement celebration were Lexi Bliven, and Sara Johnson, both from the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

This year’s ceremony was quite unique due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

In the days before the event, the school administration visited the home of each of the 18 seniors to have a mini-ceremony featuring the conferring of the student’s diploma and a time of family prayer.

Chamber announces 2020 scholarship recipients

Thursday, June 18, 2020 by The Press in School

The Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce recently announced recipients of the 2020 Chamber Scholarship.

Introduced in 2017, the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Foundation was set to serve college bound students in the five school districts of Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Northampton Area, Parkland and Lehigh Career Technical Institute.

Local 2020 recipients of this $500 scholarship include: Jacob Dellicker, Northwestern Lehigh; Nathan Green, LCTI and Northern Lehigh; and Samuel Weaber, Northern Lehigh.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Opinion


2020 what a year!

Shall we laugh, or shed a tear?

Winter months without much snow,

Now we have no place to go.

Kept inside for weeks on end,

Don’t know on whom we can depend

To give us info that we need;

“How long will this last?” we all do plead.

In May they forecasted snow,

We’ll stay inside and some will sew,

Making masks to wear, you see,

For when we go out with others.

They’re free!

Is this year just a cruel joke

Orchestrated by some old bloke?

Or is it God we have displeased?

Fogelsville resident earns degree

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in

Wilson College

Lauren Sobczak of Fogelsville graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Education degree from Wilson College, Chambersburg.

Sobczak is a high school special education teacher with the Annville-Cleona School District.

She teaches English to learning support students in grades nine through 12.

Sobczak wrote the curricula for the English Essentials I and II courses for students who are career-bound directly after graduating from high school.

After four years, this fall she will take her new position as their ninth grade English teacher.