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Three townships celebrate Emergency Preparedness

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four days days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the morning after the emergency response to Parkland High School, volunteer firefighters and fire police from South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, Northern Valley and Cetronia ambulance corps personnel, State Police Troop M, South Whitehall Police, and Berks-Lehigh Regional Police, township staff, including public works, CERT teams, responded to 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.

No, it wasn't an emergency situation.

10 Years of Fall Festival

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In 2002, Gloria Zimmerman approached people with interest in past eras about forming a historical society and having a festival.

She offered to help by donating the Zimmerman's Hotel, once owned by her late father Sterling, to the fledging society.

The 2002 festival was an open house.

2003: A parade took place from Seipstown to Leather Corner Post to celebrate the 250th anniversaries of Weisenberg and Lowhill townships.

2004: The garden created by Boy Scout Benjamin Beitler was dedicated and hex signs were added to the barn.

Police patrol of park is requested by Lynn Board

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Vandalism in Ontelaunee Park included dismantling of some of the playground equipment.

Lynn Township supervisors learned at their Sept. 13 meeting most of the damage has been repaired but some small parts are missing.

State Police Teroop M, Fogelsville, will be asked to patrol the park.

Under public comment, Dave Najarian asked if open records officer Kevin Deppe, who was not present, changed the open records policy with or without the supervisors' knowledge.

Motorcyclist is killed in North Whitehall crash

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Washington Township man died Sept. 22 when his motorcycle crashed at 2754 Old Post Road, North Whitehall Township.

Richard John Holloway, 59, of 3521 Morris Court, died from multiple blunt force injuries, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman said.

Holloway was pronouced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene by Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich.

His death was ruled an accident, Hoffman said.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Holloway apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at 8:06 p.m.

Fire police sponsor fundraiser for Kernsville student

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown Fire Police sponsored a fundraiser Sept. 22 for Toseef Mughal of South Whitehall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Toseef, a fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School, told The Press he was excited about the fundraiser before he went to play with his cousin Muzammil Mughal.

Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal said his son Toseef contracted sepsis after having what appeared to be a cold and cough in February.

The youngster actually had strep throat, which led to sepsis, a severe infection in the blood that spread throughout his body.

Employee Volunteer Day

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nestlé Waters' workers make gardening kits

Nestlé Waters North America joined with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 18 for an Employee Volunteer Day.

More than 50 Nestlé Waters employees from the Pure Life and Deer Park plants in Breinigsville participated in the event.

"We strive to give back to the local community whenever we can," Peter Rittenhouse, Pennsylvania supply chain director for Nestlé Waters North America, said. "So, it's great to see close to 60 Nestlé Waters employees at both of our bottling facilities here in Breinigsville participate in Employee Volunteer Day today.

Lynn Township

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Jacob's Church pig roast on Oct. 6

Jacob's Church, Route 143, Jacksonville, is having a pig roast 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 6.

The meal includes fresh roasted pork, baked potato, baked beans, pepper cabbage, applesauce and homemade dessert.

For info, call Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.


Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville, is having a ham and string bean dinner, 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 29. Meal includes applesauce, bread, dessert and beverages. Take-out will be available.


Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society's Pioneer Day will take place from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Church basket social on Oct. 5

The public is invited! On Sept. 30, the Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association is sponsoring a "Basket Bingo" at the Lynnport Fire Company, 7164 Behler Road, Lynnport.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts 1 p.m. Tickets will be held at the door.

In addition to 20 games and all baskets being filled, there will be door prizes, three specials, hostess raffles and a Chinese auction. Food will also be available for purchase.

Bring a canned good to benefit Christ's Church at Lowhill Food Pantry and get a free raffle ticket.

Independent contractor is hired to provide employee vaccinations

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

An independent contractor will provide some medical services to employees, the Northwestern School Board was told at the Sept. 19 meeting.

There will be no cost to the district as it will come under the health insurance coverage.

Immunization clinics will be held at the school and will provide vaccinations against shingles, flu, pneumonia, tetanus and Hepatitis A and B.

"We took a look at it and decided how it should be expanded beyond flu shots," Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said.