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Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Couple make gardens brighter, greener at local fire hall

The New Tripoli Fire Hall is looking a little greener lately thanks to the efforts of two neighbors determined to bring summer color to the front of the building.

Sandy and Terry Jenkins have taken up the task of turning the soil, installing a variety of plants and watering the two gardens flanking the front door of the building.

Plants included Brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia triloba), white edged hostas and sedums among others.

“We had so many hostas to divide,” said Sandy Jenkins, modestly, pleased to put them to good use.

Police search for South Whitehall man who fled drug investigation

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Police are looking for a man who allegedly fled during a drug investigation and struck a member of the Allentown Police Vice Unit, causing the officer to roll over the hood of the vehicle.

Allentown police, with assistance from South Whitehall police and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, were conducting an investigation in the 2300 block of Fairmont Street, South Whitehall Township, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says David Vega, 29, was observed seated in a vehicle, which he exited and then entered a house on Fairmont Street.

American Legion visits 13 cemeteries to honor fallen military

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Flags were gently waving over the graves of the fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen. It was a bright, sunny Sunday, a nice day to be out and honoring the fallen.

Dennis Ziegler, president of the Memorial Day committee of American Legion Allen O. Delke, Post 16, Slatington, asked the people from Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, to “Help us to continue in honoring the values they have bestowed upon our great nation: loyalty, respect, brotherhood, duty, service, honor and trust, in honor of all our veterans.

Slatington man remembered at trout hatchery

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.

The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.

His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group to which Herzog was a member.

Phone scammers making calls

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News


Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna is warning that residents have told him they are receiving telephone calls from a male professing to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s office.

The caller admonishes the resident for failure to appear for jury duty or respond to a warrant and then advises them that they are subject to a fine.

Failure to pay the fine will result in their apprehension and incarceration. He then directs them to purchase a disposable debit card and call him with the access and pin number.

Fair queen to crown successor

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Allentown Fair Queen Juliet Long, of New Tripoli, will crown the 2017 queen Aug. 13, just a few weeks before she is introduced at the 165th Great Allentown Fair.

Contestants are from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, a nonprofit organization, has been operating the fair for 165 years,

The new Allentown Fair Queen will be introduced at the fair’s annual opening ceremonies Aug. 29.

Three Boy Scouts now soar with the Eagles

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The day was clear and bright as Boy Scouts Luke White, Garrett Moyer and Taylor Schroeder, of Troop 104, Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville attended their Eagle Court of Honor ceremony Aug. 5 at the Kempton Community Center.

The outdoor pavilion, filled with Scouts, family and friends, featured two tables of the Scouts’ memorabilia collected during their time in Scouting.

Troop 104 former Scoutmaster Jeffrey Schucker welcomed everyone to the Court of Honor.

Luke Jaindl named Man of the Year runner-up

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Luke Jaindl of Orefield has been named The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s National Man of the Year Runner-Up.

He previously was named the local Man of the Year raising $329,806 in a course of 10 weeks.

Each year, in communities across the country, dedicated candidates engage in an exciting competition to earn LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year titles.

Raising funds for LLS blood cancer research, the candidates compete in honor of children who are local blood cancer survivors.