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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Lynnport Fire Company celebrating 75th anniversary

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

By the time the celebration of the Lynnport Fire Company’s 75th anniversary is over, President Darryl Schafer said he expects the building to look like new.

Schafer said it was the first-ever bingo held by the fire company. The money will go toward renovations such as a new floor, roof, a stove, and office.

“It has been three decades since improvements were made and we are doing this to pay for them,” said Schafer, adding the work is being done because people are investing in them.

Manito riders take home the gold at Devon Horse Show

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Eleven students’ from Manito Equestrian Center, South Whitehall Township, recently participated in this year’s Devon Horse Show.

This prestigious show had its therapeutic riding division at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The show had 145 competitors and 50 classes, including equitation, dressage and trail.

Manito Life Center’s show team took home five first- and fourth-place wins; four third-place wins, three second- and sixth-place wins; and two fifth-place wins.

Manito winners include:

Police seek info on pickup involved in multi-vehicle on I-78 crash

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

State police are attempting to locate the driver of a white pickup truck they say fled the scene after allegedly driving erratically before a crash involving several vehicles in the eastbound lanes of I-78, Salisbury Township, around 6 a.m. July 10.

The crash left a tandem tractor-trailer rig straddled over the concrete safety barrier near the stormwater retention pond area of Lehigh Valley Health Network property, a Toyota Avalon trapped under the rig’s second trailer unit and rescue workers marveling how drivers of both the rig and car escaped without serious injury.

Cura chefs, Phoebe resident compete in culinary show down

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Cura chefs and Phoebe residents recently showed off their cooking skills during a culinary showdown.

Both teams had one hour to prepare culinary masterpieces with gulf shrimp, purple cauliflower, queso fresco and one mystery ingredient … wafer cookies.

The winning duo were Cura Chef Dennis Rivera, who was assisted by Phoebe resident sous chef Marion Hahn, 86 years young.

Together, they created pan seared shrimp with a wild mushroom risotto, purple cauliflower puree and a frisee salad.

The wafer cookies were used in the salad dressing.

Garden tour delivers a ‘kaleidoscope of color’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” offered eight gardens on July 13 for visitors to tour and enjoy.

“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns, and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” said Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour.

The 1-acre property in the 5000 block of Elmhurst Drive, Schnecksville, featured colorful perennial flower beds, 200 dramatic lilies standing 4- to 5 feet tall and flowering viburnums and hydrangeas.

‘Liberty Bell’ Church celebrates America’s independence

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Congresswoman Susan Wild, D-7th, was the keynote speaker at Zion’s “Liberty Bell” United Church of Christ Declaration of Independence Sunday.

The annual event commemorates the reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the church on July 8, 1776.

Eleven bells were brought from Philadelphia in 1777 to prevent the British from melting them down to be made into cannons.

The bells were hidden under the floorboards of Zion Reformed UCC.

Among those bells was State House Bell B, now known as the Liberty Bell.

Scout Troop 57 has flag retirement, ashes to graves ceremonies

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

Under the leadership of Scoutmaster Karl Schmidt, Boy Scouts with Troop 57 and Cub Scout Pack 57 of Neffs continued their annual flag retirement ceremony on June 4.

This was followed by their unique and now traditional June 10 ashes to graves ceremony, which was created in 2008.

A patriotic program, including the folding of Old Glory by the Scouts and a message from retired Rear Adm. David Keller USN, a Scout in New Tripoli who graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School, followed.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by Lehigh Valley Zoo President and CEO Melissa Borland, the July 4 article in The Press regarding the zoo and the Lehigh County commissioners meeting incorrectly stated the land and animals are owned by the county and leased to the zoo for $1 a year.

“This is not fully the case. The animals are owned by AZA and the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society, not the county,” Borland emailed The Press. “However, the elk and the bison in the preserve, are owned by the county, in which the county contracts with the Zoo to care for the elk and the bison.

Solar ovens are hot stuff at Parkland Library

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township, recently offered some summer fun for kids at their Solar Oven Tinker Lab program.

Parkland Head of Youth Services Librarian Jackie Hoimes explained how to make the solar oven using a small cardboard box which she gave to each child.

Then, she explained where to glue two squares of aluminum foil, and a sheet of plastic wrap.

And, she finally gave everyone a stick to prop open the oven.

There were more than 20 kids who were anxious to construct the solar oven and then to be able to make s’mores in it.