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Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zoo celebrating moms, May 13 and 14

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13 and 14.

Mothers will pay half-price admission.

The zoo will be offering hands-on interactive experiences and cute crafts for kids to make for their moms.

There will also be daily keeper talks and up-close visits with some of the animals during the Wonders of Wildlife Encounters.

Endangered Species Day at the zoo will be May 20.

U. Macungie police seek public’s help to identify suspect

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have released the image of a man allegedly involved in several unlocked vehicles being entered and items stolen during the overnight hours of May 3.

Criminal Investigations and Community Services Division Commander Lt. Peter Nickischer said these incidents occurred along Indigo Way, Wild Mint Lane, both in the Kuhnsville area, and Ricky Ridge Trail, Kaybrook/Green Hills area.

According to Nickischer, the image was captured by a resident’s private security cameras.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Twp Police respond to 2-vehicle crash near Dorney Park

South Whitehall Township police and firefighters responded early this morning for a two-vehicle crash near Dorney Park in the 3500 block of Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

South Whitehall’s Department of Work were setting out traffic cones to reroute drivers at Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue.

Hamilton Boulevard westbound traffic was also being rerouted back toward Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Kehm told The Press at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday that the coroner’s office had not received any phone calls regarding any fatalities at the scene.


Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Bring plenty of your pennies to Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is hosting a penny party April 28.

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

This event will feature a 50/50 drawing and food will be available.

For more information, call Anna Raub at 610-868-0928.

The Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry is open 9-11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month and 4-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month.

Senior citizens will be served 10 a.m. to noon the prior Wednesday.


California man found dead in Upper Macungie hotel

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Emmanuel E. Ramirez, 27, of Maywood, California, was found dead April 13 inside a hotel room at the Staybridge Suites Allentown West, 327 Star Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim said he pronounced Ramirez dead at 12:55 a.m. April 14.

Grim said an autopsy was performed that morning.

The cause of Ramirez’s death is pending toxicology test results, Grim said.

According to Upper Macungie Township Police, preliminary indications are Ramirez died of an apparent drug overdose.

Valley volunteers garner honors at annual breakfast

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley recently honored several area residents during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ awards at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Parkland area residents honored at the April 4 ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; and Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.

Kathryn Gress with The Gress Mountain Ranch told The Press why she nominated Bobenko for the Sandy Kelly/UPS Youth Volunteer Scholarship Award, sponsored by UPS.

Article By: Susan Bryant

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group, Players of the Stage, has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20-22.

This four-act comedy is based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Dr. Valentine Brown.

She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.

For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Kids invited to hunt eggs at Morgenland

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will have its annual Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. April 15.

Donations of eggs may be dropped off between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday in the church kitchen.

The church is also having a used clothing drive April 26 to June 4.

Useable clothing, accessories and shoes for men, women and children for all seasons are needed.

Household items made of fabric and in good condition plus soft and hard toys, and children’s activity sets may be donated.

Hard toys should fit a box 24 inches by 24 inches by 21 inches.


Thursday, March 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland having basket social

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a basket social 6-8 p.m. on April 7 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8.

Drawing will be 2 p.m. April 8. Participants do not need to be present to win.

Special raffles and a 50/50 will also be available for purchase.

Donate a basket by April 2 and be entered into a special raffle.

Bring a canned item for the food bank or for The Sanctuary of Haafsville and receive a free raffle ticket.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Kempton teen killed in Lynn Twp crash

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A Kempton teen was killed when her 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 struck a utility pole and rolled over around 5 a.m. March 18 on Route 143, Lynn Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Kaci Mackenzie Kunkel, 18, of 99280 Kistler Valley Road, Kempton, was pronounced dead at 7:15 a.m. at the scene by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Craig Hanzl.

Grim said the cause of her death was multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the manner of her death as an accident.