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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Love of country brings veterans together at Mickey D’s

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Love for the American flag and their service in the Army, Navy and Air Force has brought a group of strangers together over coffee and Big Macs.

Ron Hanna of South Whitehall, spokesman for the group which meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at McDonald’s, 721 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, said their relationship began about five years ago.

“It is a fun group,” Hanna said. “We discuss anything and everything, and what is happening in people’s daily lives and with their loved ones.”

Slatington, Walnutport Main Street Bridge closure set for Aug. 15

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 has announced work is delayed until Aug. 15 to make repairs to the Main Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in Slatington Borough, Lehigh County, and Walnutport Borough, Northampton County.

The bridge is one of four in the Lehigh Valley being repaired under a $2.5 million contract.

On Aug. 15, Main Street will be closed and detoured between Route 873/Walnut Street in Slatington and Railroad Street in Walnutport. The bridge is estimated to be opened in October.

The detour will use Routes 873, 248 and 145.

Germansville family opens home to New York teen

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Germansville residents, Jim and Laura George, could not wait to welcome back their Fresh Air child, B.J, this summer through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

The George family has hosted B.J, 13, from the Bronx, N.Y. since 2016.

B.J has gone hiking, kayaking, camping and exploring with the George family.

“Going kayaking was a great memory,” Laura said. “B.J was nervous at first but once he overcame that, he really enjoyed it.

“It was neat to witness B.J conquer a fear.”

Board discusses trails

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Speeding traffic along Apple Road was discussed at the Weisenberg Township supervisors June meeting.

Adding a stop sign at the intersection with Red Haven Road was contemplated by the board. However, according to township engineer Stan Wojciechowski, multiple stop signs at intersections should not be used to control speed according to the PennDOT manual.

Striping of the roads to control the width would be a better option, according to Wojciechowski.


Thursday, August 9, 2018 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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Let the music play!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Musikfest celebrates 35th anniversary

The country’s largest free music festival is celebrating its 35th year.

In the big tent at Festplatz last Friday evening, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert energized the early crowd with palpable excitement during the opening ceremony.

“I think it’s time to get this started!” she shouted. By “this” she meant a brief ceremony honoring so many years of success and those who have made it possible, namely former Mayor Paul Marcincin and 13 volunteers who have participated in every single Musikfest.