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Triad welcomes new rescue mission director

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Allentown Rescue Mission's new director, Chris Aylward, was the guest speaker at the February Triad meeting at Emeritus Senior Living, Allentown.

Triad is a group for senior citizens and law enforcement representatives that seeks to reduce criminal victimization of older persons.

Aylward, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., officially started his job as chief executive officer at the mission in January.

He has more than 20 years of experience assisting the homeless and impoverished.

Aylward came to Allentown to fulfill his passion of helping people in need.

College Corner

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Fairleigh

Dickinson

Student named

to dean's list

Mildred Sam-Otuh, of Allentown, a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, in Teaneck and Hackensack, N.J., was named to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

To qualify for the dean's list, a student must carry a 3.2 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 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.

New 'Tears of Dragons Gone By' book wrote itself, Hamburg author Wijtyk says

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Mary Jane Wijtyk once wrote office technical manuals.

But, she made a jump to writing a novel, which she titled "Tears of Dragons Gone By."

Before writing the book, Wijtyk prayed about doing so. Then, she got the idea for a short story, which eventually became a long story.

Wijtyk, who lives near Hamburg,began the book in hotels while traveling between places where she was teaching software programs.

A secondary reason for writing the book was she wanted to inspire her niece to try writing.

Former 213th ASG commander is honored

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

More than 200 members of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 213th Area Support Group, their wives, children and friends attended last December's Christmas party at the Gen. Charles Curtis National Guard Armory, 15th and Allen Streets, South Whitehall.

The group gave a standing ovation to Col. Glenn T. Nissley, who commanded the 228th Forward Support Battalion of 700 soldiers in Al Anbar Province, Iraq, June 2005 through 2006.

This year, Nissley assumed his new duties with the Joint Force Headquarters J4 at Indiantown Gap Military Headquarters.

College Corner

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Elizabethtown College

Local resident

on dean's list

Desiree Yeager was named to the dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown.

She was inducted into the National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for the spring 2012 semester.

Yeager, a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School, is majoring in early childhood and special education.

She is the daughter of Michael and Donnamarie Yeager.