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Veteran attends Army-Air Force reunion

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Army Staff Sgt. Joseph W. Haenn, 100, well remembers his time serving his country.

The centenarian recently attended the 2017 reunion of the Army’s 467th Bombardment Group-Heavy Duty in Arlington, Va.

Haenn was accompanied by his daughter Judie Herb, a retired Parkway Manor Elementary School nurse.

He spoke with The Press about the upcoming reunion before his trip to Arlington.

“I am anxious to see if I know anybody,” Haenn said. “I thought I was done going to reunions.”

He also discussed his time in the military.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church having trunk or treat

Friday, October 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will have trunk or treat 2-6 p.m. Oct. 28.

Prizes for best trunk, food available, campfire, 25 cent goodie walk, pumpkin decorating and more.

Call Tabitha to register trunks at 610-248-7378.

The church will have its annual All Saints Day service 10 a.m. Nov. 5.

They will honor the memories of those lost this year.


Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is hosting its fall festival Oct. 29

Seipstown Grange donating to several community groups

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Seipstown Grange 1657 will disburse $18,000 toward community service by awarding $1,000 checks to 18 organizations and charities 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, 2500 Golden Key Road, Weisenberg Township.

According to Grange Master Brian Wetzel, last fall, after the sale of the grange hall in 2015, Seipstown Grange, now a 102-year-old agriculture and community based organization, resumed its mission of community service by financially reaching out to several area groups.

New Tripoli artist displays work at Blink Optical

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mel Berezny recently displayed some of her art work at Blink Optical, N. 19th St., Allentown.

Berezny was a microbiologist who became an engineer and then evolved into an artist.

“I received my Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Moravian College. I took one painting class with Dr. Teresko,” she said. “I received my Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.”

Later, after many years working in the pharmaceutical field, she took a painting class with Rosemary Geseck at the Baum School of Art, Allentown.

West Virginia driver killed in tractor-trailer crash on I-78

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old West Virginia man died from injuries received in a crash around 9:59 p.m. Oct. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

Rockwell L. Beam of Great Cacapon, West Va., was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. Oct. 5 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, according to the office of Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim.

Beam’s death, attributed to injuries he received in the crash, was ruled an accident, Grim said.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill to host penny party

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will have its Harvest Home service 10 a.m. Oct. 15.

Bring fresh produce and canned goods to be offered in support of the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry, as they celebrate and bless the harvest for God’s good provision.

To contribute to the Harvest Home service but are unable to attend, call 610-842-4781 for drop off times.

The church will have a penny party Oct. 20. Bring pennies and loose change.

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

Lehighton man killed in 2-vehicle crash along Mountain Road

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 51-year-old Carbon County man died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash around 4:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the area of 2907 Mountain Road, Washington Township.

Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jason Nicholas pronounced Ronald Dana Graver Jr., of the 60 block of Lafayette Trail, Lehighton, dead at 5:25 p.m. the same day.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said the cause of Graver’s death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries. His death was ruled an accident.

Kempton man drowns in boating incident

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 82-year-old Kempton man was involved in a boating incident at 7:54 a.m. Sept. 30 at Leaser Lake, 8502 Pleasure Court, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew H. Kehm said Kenneth E. Gorsuch was pronounced dead at 10:12 a.m. the same day in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich told The Press Oct. 4, the cause of Gorsuch’s death was drowning and it was ruled an accident.

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: ‘Get Prepared Parkland’ on Sept. 30

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

North Whitehall, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships will host “Get Prepared Parkland,” an emergency preparedness educational event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

There will be demonstrations, presentations and training sessions to mark September as National Emergency Preparedness Month.

Participation events include hands-only CPR, junior firefighter obstacle course, live and simulated fire extinguisher training, first aid and stop the bleed.

Participants may earn some giveaways to help them be prepared.