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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Santa Claus is coming to Heidelberg Twp.

Ho-ho-ho himself! Santa Claus and his helpers will be riding around the township in a big, bright-red fire truck noon until 4 p.m. Dec. 8. Rain date is Dec. 15.

Whether you have been naughty or nice, you are welcome to come out and wait by the roadside to see Santa.

Specific stops include: 2 p.m. at Northwestern Lehigh High School and the strip mall at Routes 309 and 100.

There will be free goodies for the kids.

Any questions, give the fire company a call at 610-767-7757.


Maxatawny files suit against Upper Macungie

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Police department assets are at crux of the issue

Much like a divorce lawyer's war story about the couple spending thousands fighting over a $100 piece of furniture, the split of Upper Macungie Township from the Berks-Lehigh Regional Police Department took on an air of wastefulness when Maxatawny Township filed legal actions Nov. 1.

That is the view of Upper Macungie Supervisor Sam Ashmar who spoke with The Press.

"I don't see how this makes sense," Ashmar said.

Though part of the conflict is the inventory and value of property, a quick review of vehicles and weapons suggests a total value of no more than $200,000.


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


·Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 noon at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, membership recognition luncheon. Singer Claude Shappell will entertain. Bring non-perishable food item for Allentown Food Bank. For information, call 610-437-4265.

·AARP Chapter 3115 noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Light lunch. Accordion player Joe Weber will provide entertainment. For information, call 610-395-2820.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

New multi-year fishing license now available, Harhart announces

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

A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, state Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, said Nov. 30.

Available now, the PFBC will sell three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history.

A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015; a five-year license will last through 2017.

Knights of Columbus hosting free throw contest Jan. 4, 2013

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

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30-6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages 10 to 14 as of Jan.1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.

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.