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Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Opinion

Make the holidays memorable for family members with dementia or Alzheimer's

Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.

For people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.

Cat shot by arrow in Lowhill

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A cat was shot with an arrow sometime between 10 p.m. Nov. 1 and noon Nov. 2 in the 3000 block of Route 100, Lowhill Township, State Police Troop M Fogelsville say.

A gold tip expedition Carbon arrow, size 5575 with red and white fletchings and a field point tip was recovered.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact state police at 610-395-1438.

Newhard using GPS technology to harvest crops

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

One local farmer is using the same technology pilots use in planes to know their location to harvest his crops.

Joel Newhard of Newhard Farms, Ruchs-ville, North Whitehall, has been using the latest in global positioning systems to harvest his 300 fields, covering more than 2,500 acres in a 10-mile radius in the Valley.

The satellite receiver mounted to the front of his combine tracks about 20 different satellites.

The system has a plus or minus 6-inch accuracy, he said.

Scout designs, builds penguin pathway at zoo

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jacob Wiersch recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a walkway to the penguin exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Wiersch, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 261, Ziegels Church, Brein-igsville, spent a long time thinking about and discussing the project with his parents, Larry and Diane.

"My dad first suggested the Lehigh Valley Zoo," Wiersch said. "When the Lehigh Valley Zoo came up in our conversations, I immediately took to the idea.

Hurricane Sandy claims New Tripoli man's life

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 38-year-old New Tripoli man died Nov. 3 after clearing debris remaining from Hurricane Sandy at 6761 Crown Lane, Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Jerome Tyson, of 6847 Weiss Road, Lynn Township, was pronounced dead at 8:07 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Emergency Department at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

According to the coroner, around 6:52 p.m. Saturday, Tyson was struck by a falling tree while trying to cut it down.

An autopsy was performed Nov. 5.

Fire company fundraiser to aid volunteer

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown, is having a benefit breakfast to help one of its own.

Linda Slifer, 57, who lives in Upper Macungie Township, suffered a grade five subarachnoid hemorrhage from a brain aneurysm on July 15, her daughter Dana Miller told The Press.

Miller said her mother was watering the plants and playing with her grandson, Max Miller, 3, when she came into the house and called her name.

"She sounded odd, so I went down to see what she wanted," Miller said. "I found her sitting on the floor, dripping sweat, and complaining of a headache.

Officials visit PPL command center

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, U.S. Senators Pat Toomey and Bob Casey along with Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, met with top officials at PPL Electric Utilities' Emergency Command Center in South Whitehall Township on Oct. 31 to review the company's response to the power outages from Hurricane Sandy.

"This is the second largest storm in PPL history with over 440,000 PPL customers affected," PPL Chairman and CEO Bill Spence said. "We have been provided with great assistance by state and federal agencies.

'The Amateurs'

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Focus Feature

Players of the Stage present play based on 'The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces'

Actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing their version of "The Amateurs" for the past two months.

This three-act play is based on John Kendrick Bangs book, "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces."

The play tells the story of a group of friends from the 1880s who are amateurs at everything they do, including riding a bicycle.

Matthew Buonanno portrays Robert Yardsley. Stephen Gahman plays Jack Barlow.

Pittsburgh residents charged with drug trafficking

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three Pittsburgh residents were arrested on Oct. 11 in Upper Macungie Township for allegedly trafficking narcotics.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner's office, State Trooper Jonathan R. Gerken was driving a marked police cruiser with Trooper Matthew Lowe at 9:21 p.m. Oct. 10 when they saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling 19 mph over the speed limit along I-78, Weisenberg Township.

Consignment shop provides clothes, more

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

One Lehigh Valley resident has found a unique way to bring the largest consignment of children's clothes to area parents and grandparents.

Amanda D'Ambrosio, of Coopersburg, started Kids Clothesline Consignment out of her home eight years ago.

The event grew to a little church.

Today, D'Ambrosio holds consignment events twice a year, in the fall and spring at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds selling children's clothes, shoes, toys and furniture.