Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.
The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.
More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.
Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.
This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination supplies.
State and local organizations, however, are working overtime to treat the ill, and they are recommending preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.
To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu.
Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will be celebrating its 273rd anniversary on Jan. 20 at the 10:15 a.m. worship service.
Join church members as they step back in time to reminisce about the long history of their congregation dating back to 1740.
A covered dish luncheon will follow the service, so everyone is asked to bring along a favorite covered dish or dessert. Snow date is Jan. 27.
·If you are sick with flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
·Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
·Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth, which spreads the virus.
·Avoid close contact with ill people.
·Get plenty of sleep and exercise; manage stress; drink plenty of fluids and eat healthful foods.
·Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Then throw the tissue in the trash.
Heidelberg supervisors voted at their January meeting to repair Rex Road Bridge, and to close it only temporarily for construction.
Resident input had been sought as to the possibility of permanently closing the bridge.
No residents, however, appeared in favor of this, and several spoke against it at the December 2012 meeting.
The question of yard waste disposal was also taken up again at this meeting. The board voted not to contract with Washington Township for sharing of yard waste collection at this time.
A 43-year-old Kutztown woman was critically injured Jan. 7 when her vehicle collided with tractor-trailer on Route 222, Maxatawny Township, State Police Troop L Reading say.
Police say Lisa Walker was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee northbound on Route 222 between Church and Grim roads when it traveled into the oncoming lane at 7:10 a.m. and hit a 2007 Peterbilt tractor-trailer, driven by Mitchell Brenner, 55, of Sinking Spring.
The tractor was pulling a 2001 Heil tanker.
Meetings held in municipal building.
PennDOT meeting, 6-8 p.m. at Greenwich-Lenhartsville Elementary School, Route 737, Krumsville, to announce plans to reconstruct I-78, including truck climbing lane, in Weisenberg, Greenwich and Maxatawny townships.
Heidelberg Building Code Board of Appeals, 7:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, regarding exit access doors.
Weisenberg supervisors met Jan. 7 for their annual re-organization meeting.
The Second Class Township Code requires all townships of that class to re-organize on the first Monday of every year, and to appoint and reappoint certain township positions.
First on the agenda was the organization of the board.
Bob Milot will again serve as chairman with Linda Gorgas as vice chairman.
Donald Breininger returns as township secretary/treasurer; Tony Werley as roadmaster and James Werley as assistant roadmaster.
Lehigh Valley Hospital offers drive-thru flu shots.
At the Jan. 7 reorganization meeting of the Lynn Township supervisors, Justin Smith was appointed chairman and Brian Dietrich was name vice chairman.
Secretary/treasurer will be Tammy White. Janet Henritzy is assistant secretary.
White is on extended sick leave and Rob Sadler offered to help with the treasurer's job until she returns. He held the position previously.
Marc Fisher of Worth, McGee and Fisher will serve as solicitor and Keystone Engineering will be the township engineer.