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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Cookie, Brownie and Bar recipes for the Christmas holiday

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Marinas Delicious

Bacon Brownies

Marina Martin-Fonseca, Allentown

Bacon topping:

1/2 package bacon


2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

6 T. vegetable oil

1 T. vanilla

8 T. cocoa

1/2 cup chocolate chips

Maple cream cheese frosting:

11 oz. cream cheese

2/3 cups butter, softened

6 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 cup pancake syrup


7 oz. chocolate bar, any brand

Rotary Club of Allentown West presents check to food pantry

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by GLORIA ZIMMERMAN in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West-Western Lehigh County recently presented a check in the amount of $477 to the Jordan Lutheran Church Food Pantry.

The check will be used to purchase carts to assist clients and volunteers in moving food and supplies.

Both the Allentown West Rotary Club and Jordan Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry are committed to working together to alleviate hunger.

The church also supports the Rotary Club’s Snack Pack program for students in need in the Parkland School District.

Players of the Stage presenting ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been practicing diligently to present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after learning snacks would be served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School’s Christmas play.

Upper Macungie resident Emmerson Masenheimer, from Cast 1, portrays Grace Bradley.

‘Simple Gifts’ of Music presented at Upper Macungie park

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Simple Gifts, billed as “two women playing 12 instruments,” provided lessons on one of them before the afternoon concert sponsored by Parkland Community Library at Independent Park, Upper Macungie.

Multi-instrumentalists Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon taught several adult students ukulele basics and asked them to perform as their opening act later in the day.

Littleton and Hirshon played old time, Cajun, Irish polkas, Romanian music, Bulgarian tunes, and other world music on mandolin, guitar, hammered dulcimer, spoons, and twin fiddles.

Temple Beth El collecting donations for food banks

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Temple Beth El, 1305 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is again raising food awareness for hunger in the Lehigh Valley with its Chanu Can Omg.

Monetary donations in any amount will help buy food items for the display. Sponsor a classroom, student or any individual.

Bring food items and volunteer by helping a team or class collect food or preparing the Hanukkah party.

Food donations will be donated to Second Harvest and Jewish Family Services of the Lehigh Valley.

To donate, call Temple Beth El at 610-435-3521.

Woodworking featured at annual Bailey fall fair

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Bailey Wood Products’ Fall Woodworkers’ Fair in Kempton featured everything from the beautiful to the practical on display with crafters demonstrating their art.

John Balogh and Deb Hamburger, working under the name Paper and Wood of Bethlehem, featured pieces as large as a 2-foot fish, which Hamburger said was made from a single piece of wood she found that was small as a hummingbird.