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Twilight concert draws crowd to winery

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

It couldn’t have been a more perfect summer night.

A large crowd of music lovers packed the barn at Pinnacle Ridge July 8 while smaller groups clustered in intimate bunches along the terraces and in the corners of the scenic winery.

Inside the spacious barn, overstuffed chairs and settees welcomed guests meeting up with family and friends under strings of lights crisscrossing above them.

Frog Holler took the stage, performing two unhurried sets.

Board appoints code officer

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

At its July 5 meeting Washington Township supervisors appointed Ann Lett as building code official.\

She had submitted a proposal and was approved. She will be paid hourly as needed.

She has been doing the work in neighboring municipalities and has worked with Washington Zoning Officer Todd Weidman.

Bids were opened for paving work with the low bid of $142,000 from Bruce George Paving and Excavating.

The bid will be reviewed by Solicitor John Ashley before final acceptance.

Top student celebrated for academic excellence

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Elizabeth Leiser from Kutztown was honored as one of the brightest young students in the world at a recent awards ceremony sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.

Elizabeth, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, was recognized for scoring exceptionally high on a rigorous, above-grade-level test.

Advanced students in second through eighth grades take challenging tests that can reveal their true capacity for learning.

GoFundMe account started for woman hurt by fireworks

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by KELLEY ANDRADE in Local News

A GoFundMe account has been created to help the Lehighton woman recently injured in an explosion at a Slatington fireworks factory.

Celebration Fireworks Inc. owner and President, John Kemps, of Emmaus, created the page to help cover the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be needed for Kristina Steets’ operations and recovery.

Since the site’s creation, $17,510 has been reached of the $100,000 goal, which includes a $5,000 donation from Celebration Fireworks.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Little pantry at church offers free foodstuffs

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has set up a small pantry at its main entrance this spring as a way to reach out to people who need food and other basic supplies in an emergency.

Interim Pastor Mark Swanson commented on the pantry.

“This is something to sustain life until they can get something more substantial,” Swanson said.

Built by The Journeymen with help from some Eagle Scouts, the pantry consists of a small cabinet with a door which is always unlocked.

Lehigh County provides option for proper disposal of worn flags

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, and Fountain Hill.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it.