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Friday, July 19, 2019


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Seniors honored for their generosity of time, spirit

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were honored during the 19th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Part I of the Unsung Heroes story includes local honorees Barry L. Faust, William H. Wehr and Nancy J. Eckert.

Barry L. Faust

Temple Beth El hosts Seder at Country Meadows

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

As a preview to Passover, a Seder was held the evening of April 15 at Country Meadows, Upper Macungie.

The Seder led by Rabbi Re’em and a teen group from Temple Beth El. All residents were invited to attend.

After an introduction to Passover by Rabbi Re’em, Diane McCready, the chaplain at Country Meadows read a prayer.

The rabbi described the food items on the Passover plate and sang while playing his guitar.

The teens read several prayers and sang with the Rabb Re’em.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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.

Plant workshop offered July 24

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Penn State Extension is offering a managing invasive plants workshop 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing invasive plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and to develop strategies for treatment and control.

Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to the state’s natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants.

Commissioners OK first reading of LCA lease extension

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Lehigh County Authority is expected to receive its requested 43-year lease extension.

In a preliminary first reading, Lehigh County commissioners approved, by a 9-0 vote, amending the LCA’s Articles of Incorporation to extend its term of existence 43 years from the date the agreement is approved by Pennsylvania’s Department of State.

The move allows the LCA to negotiate long-term financing at the best rates for capital improvements for its water and wastewater systems serving 14 municipalities in the county.

Boy Scout honored by Weisenberg Township board

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Boy Scout Tom Broadhurst was recognized by Weisenberg supervisors June 10 with a commendation for his project with the township.

He was responsible for planting shade trees at the soccer fields.

Another Boy Scout, Alex Sprosell, presented an overview of the project he would like to do for the township.

He is proposing a flagpole, with flag, be installed at the ball fields in Weisenberg Park.

Flowers would be planted around the perimeter and a small paved section would surround the pole.

The board gave him the go-ahead by approving expenditures up to $1,000.