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Sunday, February 23, 2020

The Neffs National Bank donates to Toys for Tots

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Neffs National Bank recently donated 10 boxes and three bicycles to the Toys for Tots, Allentown.

The collection campaign ran Nov. 4, 2019, through Dec. 6, 2019, in the bank’s lobby during regular business hours.

Items collected included stuffed animals, dolls, monster trucks, toy cars, board games and books.

Donations were received as a collective effort by the bank.

Allentown Rescue Mission adds homeless support vehicle

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by ROSARIA STOOPS in Local News

As one travels around the Lehigh Valley, trucks may be seen traveling, parked in customers businesses, or hauling debris and junk promoting the Allentown Rescue Mission’s “The Clean Team,” a transitional return to work program of the Mission employing formerly homeless men.

Recently, the Mission added another vehicle to its fleet to serve a different purpose.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill volunteers make Christmas baskets for homebound

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by WANDA KALUSKY in Local News

Five members of Christ’s Church at Lowhill, New Tripoli, made Christmas 2019 brighter and more delicious for some members of their congregation.

Sue Heffner, Lois Mayers, Pastor Chris Cocca, Wanda Kalusky and Olivia Kubat got together Dec. 17, 2019, to make holiday baskets for those unable to travel from their homes.

The baskets included homemade cookies, jam and bread made by Heffner, candy made by the church’s Candy Makers of Lowhill, fresh fruit, and a Christmas card.

Steinsville Road Bridge expected to open on Feb. 4

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

The Steinsville Road Bridge, between Route 143 and Clover Road, Lynn Township, is closed for repairs. The bridge was originally built in 1921.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Safety Press Officer Sean Brown said in an email Jan. 13 to The Press, the work which began on Dec. 6, 2019 is scheduled to be completed Feb. 4.

Brown noted that the Route 143 bridge was built in 1926.

The work is part of a larger Lehigh Valley Bridge Preservation and Repair project for five structures in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

New Tripoli baby makes media debut

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Lehigh Valley Hospital NICU celebrates two decades of care

Neonatal staff at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, had good reason to celebrate on Jan. 14 as they commemorated the 20th anniversary of their neonatal intensive care unit, as well as 20-plus years of service at the NICU’s former location at the Allentown hospital site.

The unit’s employees were treated to cake and snacks in the waiting room, as well as colorful posters and displays created by co-workers showcasing memories and quotes gathered over the past two decades, signature moments in neonatal care and the history of Lehigh Valley’s neonatal ICU itself.

School board discusses reconfiguration

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh School District board members met for the first time in 2020 on Jan. 15.

Before the meeting began, the school directors gathered for a photo with the Tiger mascot to celebrate the first meeting of new board member Rachael Scheffler, as well as the return of Secretary John Casciano, Joseph Fatzinger and Todd Leiser for four-year terms.

One major topic of discussion for the night was elementary school reconfiguration.