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BREAKING NEWS: Senior Centers close

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services has issued the following statement:

Lehigh County wants to assure all residents that we are taking every precaution when it comes to our vulnerable elder population. As such, we will be closing our senior centers starting from March 13 through March 23.

For any questions or concerns regarding elder safety, contact the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services directly at 610-782-3034.

BREAKING NEWS: Schlossberg issues statement on COVID-19, announces office operation plans

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, has released the following statement on COVID-19 and the temporary closure of his district office:

“We have unquestionably entered an uncharted moment in modern history. It is not an exaggeration to say that how we act now will determine the fate of thousands, if not millions.

BREAKING NEWS: Nonessential visitation suspended at Cedarbrook

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation has announced that effective 1 p.m. March 12 visitation of all non-medical guests and volunteers to the South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations has been suspended.

According to information provided by Lehigh County, visitor restrictions include Brookview apartments tenants visiting the nursing home. Visitor restriction measures are taken as a precaution to protect residents and staff from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

There are currently no confirmed cases and no suspected cases of COVID-19 within the facilities.

Lily’s Hope prepares for gala

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Staff and volunteers with Lily’s Hope Foundation gathered March 7 at their headquarters along Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township, to prepare for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for Preemies Gala.

Lily’s Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization which supports families of premature babies with care packages tailored to the needs of each individual family.

Lily’s Hope was founded in 2013 when it became apparent to Jen Driscoll that preemies required a great deal of care while in a hospital and when going home.

Girl Scouts learn about notable women

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently participated in World Thinking Day 2020 at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

This year’s focus was on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Scouts learned about notable women, such as Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and Ruby Bridges, the first black child to integrate a white school in Louisiana in 1960.

Both overcame gender-based obstacles.

Concession stand needs

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News


Beth Downing, Amy Fatzinger, Jessica Fronina and Dawn Pizzuto from the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association attended the February meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission.

They asked about opening the concession stand beginning with the first baseball game of the season.

They reported when they inspected the building, they found mold, equipment that was not working and there is a leak in the roof.

The recreation commission will take care of the leak in the roof, but the equipment — stoves and refrigerators — belong to the NYAA.

New Life welcomes new pastor

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

A new chapter has begun for the congregation of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli.

Members recently welcomed the Rev. Lauren Applegate into their fold as the new pastor.

New Life is Applegate’s second call as pastor. Her first call was to New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Saucon Township from 2015-2020.

Applegate was raised in Freehold, N.J., where she attended Hope Lutheran Church.

She lives in Bethlehem with her husband and two children and the couple is expecting a third.