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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.

Happenings

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

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

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

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

·Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, Bible study, 10 a.m. Call 610-285-6157.

End nears for LCA wastewater plant hearings in North Whitehall

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

The public hearing on the proposed LCA wastewater treatment plant for some 5 acres of land to be subdivided from KidsPeace property in Schnecksville was re-opened Sept. 10.

Jeanene Bauer, of the citizens group, The Voice of The Jordan, took a seat before the board and presented some additional evidence.

She acquired additional copies of paperwork from the Department of Environmental Protection concerning alleged violations on operations at LCA wastewater treatment plants.

Wyatt's Jamboree fundraiser celebrates fifth anniversary

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Ride raises money to battle pediatric cancer

He came in riding on a fire truck escorted by the last group of motorcycles in the Ride for a Cure fundraiser to fight pediatic cancer.

That he would be going to the Jamboree inside a Lynnport fire truck was a big surprise for Wyatt Newhard, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer when he was 3 years old.

"His eyes got real big," Joe Madar, organizer of the Jamboree and Ride for a Cure, said.

Wyatt's father, Michael, said friends and neighbors make the annual event possible.

Rodale's Farm Field Day offers organic lessons

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

More than 100 people gathered recently on a drizzly day at Rodale Institute's 333-acre farm near Kutztown for its annual Farm Field Day.

The all-day event was filled with presentations on Rodale's ongoing research into organic agriculture.

Participants, more than half of them active farmers, came from 10 states and traveled from as far as Canada and Missouri, including a busload from the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario.

"It's a great learning experience," said Ronald Axtell, who farms a few hundred acres in Binghamton, N.Y.

Happenings

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, SEPT. 20

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

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

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.

·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.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Movie Sept. 22 at Christ's Church

Christ's Church at Lowhill, UCC, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli is sponsoring a free movie night under the stars Sept. 22 at the pavilion, which will open 6 p.m. "The Lorax" will be shown 7:15 p.m.

There will be free hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks available or bring goodies.

Bring lawn chairs, a small flashlight and dress for the weather.

In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown indoors .

For more information, call 610-298-2527.

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Slatedale-Emerald Lions seek service projects

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club wants to become better known in the community.

The group is looking for service projects in Washington and Heidelberg townships, Jen Lynch said at a recent Lions Club bingo.

To help the community, two season tickets for the IronPigs are being offered as a raffle fundraiser.

The drawing will take place March 24, 2013.

To provide information on a service project or to take part in the raffle, call Lynch at 484-866-1545.

Parkland grad charged with homicide

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 2007 Parkland High School graduate has been charged with homicide for the death of his half-brother.

Cory J. Maletsky, 23, of 1521 N. Leh St., South Whitehall Township, was arrested Sept. 15 after allegedly stabbing Christopher Scot Lloyd II, 31, of 2214 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township.

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond's office, South Whitehall Police Officer Mark J. Keeler was dispatched at 3:36 a.m. for a disturbance at the Walbert Avenue address.