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Driver dies in N. Whitehall crash

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.

Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.

Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church having tea party

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is hosting “A Time to Remember” Mother’s Day Tea Party 1 p.m. May 5 with a vintage bridal show in the sanctuary.

Bring wedding, bridesmaid, flower girl or mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom dresses, or any photo albums or wedding memorabilia you may have.

Prizes awarded for the best tea party hat.

For more information and to register to attend, call 610-842-4781.


‘Anything Goes’ at Northwestern

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh Middle School theater students will perform “Anything Goes” from April 27-29 in the middle school auditorium.

“Anything Goes,” set in 1934, tells the story of Billy Crocker, a young man who falls in love with Hope Harcourt, an English heiress who is being forced to marry Lord Evelyn Oakleigh on a luxury liner.

Crocker decides to follow Harcourt and confess his love to her.

When he discovers his boss is on the same ship, he disguises himself as a gangster with the help of another gangster on the run from the law.

County students participate in 4-H conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.

Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.

The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill penny party on April 20

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having a spring penny party April 20.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.

Bring loose change for a night of fun and fellowship.

Food will be available for purchase.

The church is accepting orders until April 15 for its hoagie sale.

Pick up will be between 5-7 p.m. April 25 in the social room.

Hoagies include a choice of Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna or veggie.

Hoagies are being made by Thomson‘s Meat Market.

Car crashes into chiropractic office

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 18-year-old North Carolina man was arrested and charged with fleeing and eluding police after he crashed his Mercedes-Benz E500 into a business at 6806 Route 309, Lynn Township, just before 8:30 a.m. April 1, Easter morning.

State Police Cpl. Jason Haines of Troop M, Fogelsville, alleges Julio Omar Rivera-Lopez, of Rocky Mount, N.C., was driving at 102 mph as he drove by a marked state police unit operating radar west on Tilghman Street to Route 100 north, Upper Macungie.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo offering Easter events

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will have Easter festivities March 31 and April 1.

Participate in the scavenger hunt to find all the wooden egg cutouts hidden around the zoo.

There will be family friendly arts and crafts, games and interactive activities as well as a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.

There will also be interactive exhibits, keeper talks and Wonders of Wildlife encounters.

For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


Yu’s mom speaks with The Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Esterly awaits extradition from Florida

Runaway teen Amy Yu, 16, has been returned to her mother, Mui T. Luu, and brother, John Yu, in Allentown.

Yu ran away on March 5 with Kevin Esterly, 45, of Lowhill Township.

He is awaiting extradition back to Allentown from Miami, Fla.

Luu spoke to The Press at her home on March 19 about her daughter’s return.

Her minister sat close by during the interview.

“I am very happy she is home safe and I know where she is,” Luu said.

“John is very happy Amy is back home.”

Luu said Yu was brought home by Allentown police 4 a.m. on March 18.

Woman dies 11 months after South Whitehall Twp crash

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Caitlin McGarry, 23, of Schuylkill County, has died, almost 11 months after she was involved in a two-vehicle crash 7:19 a.m. April 26 near Dorney Park, in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, McGarry was pronounced dead at noon March 17 at The Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem.

An autopsy was scheduled for March 19 to determine the exact cause of her death, Grim said.

St. Joseph students learn lessons about helping people, animals

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Students at St. Joseph the Worker School helped raise funds for a children’s hospital, served food at a local rescue mission, decorated clothes for newborns, and made blankets for animals during National Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 to Feb. 3.

National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in America.

Lisa Geosits, director of school advancement at St. Joseph the Worker School, spoke with The Press Feb. 27 about Catholic Schools Week.