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Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Sweet Easter Dreams

Once upon a time Peter Cottontail

had a blue lagoon colored basket full

of plastic grass, decorated eggs,

chocolate bunnies, a candy carrot, Reese's peanut butter cups and ring pops to deliver to his Princess Tasha.

He hopped through yards of jelly bean delights with Skittles falling from the Hershey chocolate sky while his friend, Granny, helped make Skittle ice cream in a jelly bean cup and put a cherry on top with a tinge

of whipped cream.

Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Granny and Peter Cottontail went to see Piglet, Christopher Robin,


Thursday, March 28, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Specvial to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Church egg hunt, bake sale on March 30

Hip hop hooray! On March 30, Heidelberg Union Church is having an Easter egg hunt. This event will be held rain or shine. The public is invited.

Children through sixth grade and the young-at-heart are welcome to come.

Bring your basket and meet in fellowship hall at 10 a.m. Register 9:30 a.m.

Get your photo taken with the Easter bunny for a $5 donation to the Heidelberg Heights Community Playground Fund.

Photos will be available to take home right away.

In addition to a bake sale, there will be lots of prizes and refreshments for all to enjoy.

Eye exams with ophthalmologist can save vision

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds Pennsylvania residents a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 is critical to preserving healthy vision.

Early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may start to occur around age 40, and even those with perfect vision should be screened at that time.

People with eye disease symptoms or risk factors should also be screened.

L.C. commissioners deny LCA charter extension

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners voted 5-4 against extending the Lehigh County Authority's charter.

The LCA was seeking an extension on its current charter so it could put in a bid for Allentown's proposed 50-year water and sewage system lease.

The city is in need of $150 million to 200 million to help pay for its underfunded employee pension program.

LCA's current charter expires in 36 years.

Chairwoman Lisa Scheller called the vote the most important the current board has had to make and likely remain so.

Seats still available for Rep. Day's seminar on small games of chance

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Seats are still available for a seminar hosted by state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, that will focus on updates and proposed changes to the state's Small Games of Chance Act.

"As many officials with local nonprofit organizations and clubs are likely aware, there have been recent changes made to the Small Games of Chance Act that both increase prize limits but add more accountability," Day said. "Many residents and club officials have contacted my office with questions and have voiced their concerns about the new requirements.

Church celebrates 250 years serving the local community

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"The Mission of Mount Zion is focused on supporting people in their faith journey with Christ at the center. This is accomplished by preaching God's crucifixion, teaching the Gospel and helping all members to witness God's grace in their daily lives. Mount Zion is a cornerstone of faith and a spiritual home for all who embrace God."

As the 250th anniversary of the founding of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Long Lane Road, Krumsville, approached, the history committee began its research.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Hallich Oschdre! Der Yesus Grischdus iss am aufaerschtanne!

Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is risen!


Crossroads Community Church, which meets at Weisenberg Elementary School, 2665 Golden Key Road, is having an Easter Eggstravaganza community egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon March 30.

There will be 5,000 prize and candy-filled eggs for toddlers to fifth-graders, carnival games, crafts and family photos.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside.

For information, call 610-703-2691.


Mount Zion Lutheran Church dedicates new cornerstone

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

April Osterstock opened the dedication service for the cornerstone at Mount Zion Lutheran Church on March 17.

She said Jeff Wetzel wanted the pictures from a year of celebration put into a presentation to begin the service.

She showed the photos set to music.

DVDs of the same program were for sale after the service.

The early German settlers brought their prayer books and Bibles from the old country.

These were among the things they thought necessary for their salvation.


Thursday, March 21, 2013 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Clean-up day scheduled for March 23 at Morgenland

Morgenland Church, Leather Corner Post, Orefield is having a spring clean-up day March 23.

Bring along rakes and gloves, and join the clean-up 8 a.m. at the church.

There will be an Easter egg hunt at the church at 1 p.m. March 30.

The children will be singing during the Palm Sunday service 9 a.m. March 24.

There will be two Easter services at Morgenland. There will be an Easter dawn communion service at 6:30 a.m. and a 9 a.m. Celebration of the Resurrection communion service.