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BREAKING NEWS: Mold at middle school ...

Friday, August 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

‘Summer vacation’ extended for some students in district

Northwestern Lehigh’s new superintendent Jennifer Holman has found herself in a “sticky,” well maybe not exactly sticky, but definitely a moldy situation, just as classes were scheduled to begin Aug. 27 for students in the middle school.

According to a posting on the district website, “mold or mildew is appearing on porous and upholstered surfaces, such as chairs, in several classrooms on the lower level of the middle school.”

Holman spoke with The Press on Aug. 24, explaining why classes for middle schoolers need to be delayed.

Trexlertown Movie Tavern combines dining with flicks

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Movie lovers can now make their trip to the movies a step above the traditional popcorn and a beverage experience at the new Movie Tavern which opened recently at 6150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

At the push of a call button, patrons may order everything from gourmet burgers to full multi-entrée meals while seated in plush reclining seats in the facility’s 11 auditoriums.

Premium alcohol beverages are offered, as well as, traditional popcorn, candy and soda staples.

Kim Campbell, Lori La Bey discuss coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

“Gentle on My Mind,” written by John Hartford, elevated Glen Campbell, a young Arkansas-born sessions musician, to stardom in 1967.

Fifty-one years later, his widow, Kimberly (Woolen) Campbell, described how Alzheimer’s disease ravaged the Grammy Hall of Fame singer’s mind.

The presentation, at the first Lehigh Valley Caregiver Retreat at DeSales University for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, featured Campbell, co-founder of, and Lori La Bey, founder of Alzheimer’s Speaks.

County executive asks drivers to buy one less cup of coffee

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have approved the 2019-23 Capital Plan which will set investments in capital projects through 2023.

Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty, who sponsored the plan, said the $129.1 million spending proposal is higher than previous years as it contains about $73 million for the planned Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation renovation.

In other business at the Aug. 8 meeting, commissioners reappointed Bill McQuilken of Lynn Township to the Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Board.

Campaign manager says newspaper rejected evidence clearing Nothstein of sexual misconduct

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

It’s that bittersweet time of year when many parents see their college-bound children leave home for the first time. That includes Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein and his wife, Christi. Their daughter left for Penn State Aug. 17.

Before that happened, the family awoke to a Morning Call story placing Nothstein at the center of a supposed sexual misconduct investigation.

“It was a tough day to send my daughter to school,” Nothstein would say later that day as he took his case to the public.

Weisenberg Township, PennDOT switch roads

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Weisenberg supervisors, at their August meeting, approved a resolution making the swap of Old Route 22 for Kecks Road complete.

PennDOT will have Old Route 22 in its road system while Weisenberg Township gains Kecks Road.

The Morgan Hills subdivision was on the agenda for planning module approval and discussion of the driveway agreement for 8996 Wertman Road.

A condition of approval noted the driveway is not to be blocked while the construction of Yorkshire Circle progressed.

Attorney Rob Lewis showed the board a revised plan for 2501 Golden Key Road.