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LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill having fall festival on Oct. 7

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, invites the community to attend World Communion Sunday 10 a.m. Oct. 1.

Commune together and join millions of Christians around the world in common purpose.

A traditional and uplifting praise music service will be followed by a social in fellowship hall.

The church will have its fall festival community yard sale and car show 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 7. Rain date is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct 8.

Bring cars, trucks and motorcycles to display.

Delicious food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill collecting cleaning supplies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be kicking off a new weekly Wednesday night Bible study for adults 6 p.m. Sept. 20 with Pastor Chris Cocca.

Examine the types of literature that comprise the Bible.

The church is also having a community yard sale and car show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 7. Rain date is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct 8.

Bring your car, truck, motorcycle for free to display your special ride.

Food will be available for purchase.

Nine injured in 2-vehicle crash

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three adults and six children were injured after a 2014 Ford Fusion struck their 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 1:45 p.m. Sept. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

According to State Police Troop M Fogelsville, the car driven by Joseph Jeffrey Farese, 21, of Riegelsville, left its lane of travel and side swiped the SUV driven by Camelo Juarez-Pena, 46, of Bayonne, N.J.

The SUV then hit a metal guardrail causing extensive damage.

Police say one occupant in the SUV was partially ejected.

Swastikas painted on buildings, truck at horse rescue

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Alex Castro, 17, recently came out to feed her four horses in the barn when she discovered backward swastikas painted on two of the buildings and her father’s work truck.

The former Parkland High School student, now a PA Cyber School student, told The Press her family has owned the property in North Whitehall about a year and a half.

Castro has no idea who painted the symbols, associated with Nazism, sometime between the evening of Aug. 27 and early morning on Aug. 28.

NWL grad brings Moodonna to life From military to mascot, Michael Koenig serves his country, community

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 2009 Northwestern Lehigh graduate recently hung up his Army uniform to wear a garb of a different role this past week at the 165th Great Allentown Fair.

Michael Koenig of Germansville, who is serving two years in the Army Reserve, portrayed the fair’s mascot, Moodonna.

“Once or twice at previous fairs I have worn the Moodonna mascot costume,” Koenig said. “This is the first time doing it all week.”

Koenig said he, his brother Matt, and cousins Morgan and Taryn, were all a part of the youth group at the fair from age 12 to 18.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Lowhill UCC to host rally day

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is starting its church year with a rally day Sept. 10.

Service begins 10 a.m. and will feature contemporary, uplifting music with praise songs.

Bring a friend or relative for “fill the pews Sunday.”

There will be a social with cake and coffee following the service.

Everyone is welcome to attend.


Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is accepting orders until Sept. 10 for its hoagie sale.

Pick up is 4-6 p.m. Sept. 19.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Garden club to present program

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is hosting an ice cream social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 1. for seniors.

Library staff will show the movie “La La Land” 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for its Modern Brown Bag Classics.

Watch your favorite James Bond 007 movie at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12.

Technical Tuesday will be 3-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Learn how to download e-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks and digital music.

South Whitehall police seek driver involved in hit and run

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township police are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian around 10:25 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 4000 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say the vehicle, which debris indicate is a black, 2014 Honda Accord, possibly a LX model, fled the scene eastbound on Hamilton Boulevard.

The pedestrian suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Police say the car is missing its driver’s side mirror and should have moderate, front driver’s side damage.

The Great Allentown Fair to honor military Fair seeks to borrow WWI artifacts

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Camp Crane, The Great Allentown Fair’s Executive Committee has decreed Aug. 31 the fair’s first “Red, White and Thank you” military day honoring active military and veterans with free, all-day admission.

Fair Marketing Director Bonnie Brosious said an informative and educational display of photos and artifacts that tell the story of Camp Crane will be on display in the Agri-Plex for fairgoers to visit during the fair Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Activities aplenty at LV Zoo

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will host National Honey Bee Day with bee-themed activities Aug. 19.

Stop by the General Store to see the zoo’s honeybees making honey and spot the queen bee.

Arts and crafts day at the zoo is scheduled for Aug. 26.

There will be a wide variety of arts and crafts throughout the zoo including do-it-yourself binoculars, sun catchers, a coloring station and more.

The zoo will be celebrating Leapin’ Lemurs Day with lemur-themed activities Aug. 27.