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Jury finds former Orefield man guilty of killing four

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A former Parkland High School student was found guilty Nov. 16 in a Pasco County Court in Florida of murder in the first degree regarding the 2014 deaths of four people and dumping their bodies in a roadside ditch.

According to Pasco County court records, Adam Matos, 32, formerly of Orefield, and 7719 Hatteras Drive, Hudson, Fla., was found guilty of killing Megan Brown, 27, her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown, both 52; and Megan’s boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard, 37.

Matos was a senior at Parkland High School in 2004.

Korea/Vietnam Memorial celebrates 12th anniversary

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

Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc., hosted its 12th anniversary of the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza this spring in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Service Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The dedication, to honor the most recent entries at the plaza, began with the laying of wreaths by the Korean War Veterans of Pennsylvania.

Parkland High School graduate Erin Kelly sang the National Anthem, the Armed Forces Medley and God Bless America.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill hosting chicken potpie dinner on Nov. 11

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having a homemade chicken potpie dinner 4-7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Meal includes lettuce with hot bacon dressing or applesauce, roll, dessert and beverage. Seating is limited.

To purchase tickets, call 610-842-4781 or 610-395-0723.

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Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will be honoring veterans during its worship service 9 a.m. Nov. 12.

The church will be accepting orders for its Christmas tree remembrance balls Nov. 19 to Dec. 17.

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.

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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.