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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interactive event on June 2-5

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Ebenezer UCC

Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which releases children from poverty globally, will bring its tour “The Compassion Experience” June 2-5 to the parking lot of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli.

This free and family-friendly, four-day event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel abroad to a developing country.

Kempton Fire Co. having benefit

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The Kempton Fire Company is accepting monetary donations for Deputy Chief Ethan Kunkel.

Ethan was diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatment.

To contribute, contact Fire Chief Matt Brett at 610-972-5180 or Courtney Loeb at 484-269-3490.

Checks can be made payable to Kempton Fire Company Firefighter Support.

On June 9, the Kempton Fire Company firefighters will be hosting a benefit dinner, comedy show and live auction at the Kempton Fire Company banquet hall.

New board member added

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Three people, Chad Christman, Shawn Wanamaker and Gary Van Norman, applied for the position of Washington Township supervisor after the resignation of Gerald Phillips.

Norman, who was chosen and was seated at the May 2 meeting, will fill out Phillips term for the remaining seven months.

“Thank you for the opportunity,” he told the audience and his fellow board members.

Norman had to resign from the planning commission and applications for that position are being accepted.

Singing gospel is a way of life for Lynda Randle

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Gospel singer Lynda Randle is no stranger to Heidelberg Union Church. She performed at the church in Heidelberg Township for her fourth time May 12.

Approximately 350 people attended her concert.

Jack Snyder of Lynn Township helped promote Randle’s concert.

He has been a Heidelberg Union Church member more than 50 years.

His musical group “Jack and Friends” opened for Randle, playing a mix of country western and gospel music.

Sierra Leone principal attends school board meeting

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sulaiman Sengeh, principal of Centennial Secondary School in Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone, recently spent two days at Northwestern Lehigh School District as part of an exchange program.

Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Holman and science teacher Peter McKnight visited the Centennial School a year ago.

Sengeh attended an April meeting of the school board.

He told the board the visit was assisted by Engineers Without Borders and the Rotary Club that went to Africa to help put the school back on its feet after a civil war.

And the nominee is ... Meghan McGorry

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Meghan McGorry has earned a much sought after Freddy Award nomination for outstanding performance for an actress in a small ensemble role. McGorry is being acknowledged for her portrayal of Brooke Wyndham in Northwestern Lehigh’s production of “Legally Blonde.”

McGorry said she learned the news with her fellow cast members.

“We all met in the library and watched the announcement on WFMZ 69,” she said. “I didn’t really process it at first. I felt kind of shocked.

“It was completely overwhelming. Then my friends turned around yelling and screaming.

PennDOT highlights work zone safety with workers memorial

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joined with safety partners May 11 at the PennDOT Cedar Crest Boulevard Stockpile in South Whitehall Township, to highlight work zone safety as part of road construction season.

To raise work zone safety awareness, the PennDOT Workers Memorial will be traveling throughout PennDOT District 5, which includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, over the next several weeks.

According to Penn-DOT statewide data, there were 2,075 crashes and 16 fatalities within work zones in 2016.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.