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Florida man arrested in shooting incident

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 34-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with attempted homicide following a shooting incident Dec. 4 in South Whitehall Township.

According to a statement issued Dec. 5 by South Whitehall Township police, they were dispatched at 10:28 a.m. the day before to the 2000 block of Focht Avenue for reports of shots being fired in the street.

South Whitehall police say they received a description of a black male with long braids chasing and shooting at another male.

College Corner

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

U. of Delaware

Area students

make dean's list

The following local residents earned a GPA of at least 3.33 during the spring 2012 semester at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., and were named to the school's dean's list:

Allentown: Kimberly Angelina, Seth Berg-man, Emily Baumert, Caroline Cameron, Zachary Cericola, Jessica Eberly, Casey Feinberg, Casey Griffin, Paige Hobaugh, Brittany Linn, Brian Ludrof, Nicholas Noda, Lauren Ofrichter, Lauren Praedin, Alexander Reichl, Nikki Roth, Kayla Titus, Paul Underwood, Christopher Yeisley;


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by MARY HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer mit em linkse Fuuss es erscht aus em Bett geht, geht es seller Daag alles letz. If you get up with your left foot first, everything will go wrong that day.

So fiel Flecke as mer uff de Fingerneggel hot, so fiel Present grickt mer die Grischtdaag. You will receive a Christmas present for each white spot on your fingernails.


Ziegels Union Church, Breinigsville, will host an Advent Night of Music at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 featuring the handbell choir, The Joybells. A free-will offering will be taken.


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Christ's Church at Lowhill presenting Christmas pageant

There will be a congregational meeting Dec. 9 following the worship service at Morgenland Union Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield. Snow date is Dec. 16.

Morgenland will be selling ornaments for its Remembrance Tree to help defray church heating costs.

Ornaments are available in red, blue, green, silver, gold balls and gold stars.

To purchase ornament, call the church at 610-395-9402.

Morgenland will be hosting many events in preparation for the celebration of the coming of Baby Jesus on Christmas Eve.

School counselors seek donations of gift cards

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh High School Guidance Counselors Erica Gross, Carissa Snyder and Angela Traub want to continue the tradition of making Christmas a little more special for some high school students in the district.

They have identified at least 48 families who could use help this holiday season.

The families will remain anonymous. Only the guidance counselors will have contact with them.

Purchase a gift card, such as Giant, Weis, Walmart, Kohl's or Target, to be given to these families.

103-year-old celebrates with biker group

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

How does a 103-year-old celebrate her birthday?

With a biker group, of course.

Last year, The American Legion Motorcyle Club of Post 184 took part in the 100-mile Huckleberry Run, held in honor of Melanie Heckman of East Greenville, who died May 15, 2004, in a motorcycle accident.

The group left Legion Post 184, East Greenville, and stopped at CJ Hummels Restaurant, Len-hartsville, before traveling to Lehighton.

The run is held each year as a memorial to raise money for Heckman's daughter, Christy Serfass, so she can attend college.

Volunteers assist in Hurricane Sandy relief effort at New Jersey shore

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by BOB MOYER Special to The Press in Local News

Twenty-seven members of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, recently traveled to Keansburg, N.J. to help with clean-up efforts following Hurricane Sandy.

The group, working with volunteers from St. John's United Methodist Church, Hazlet, N.J., left at 5 a.m. Nov. 24 for the hour-and 49-minute trip to the shore.

Following their arrival and registration, the team was assigned to three homes in the flood-ravaged area six blocks from the beach.