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Monday, March 18, 2019

Day, Geiger receive 4-H awards

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County 4-H recently presented the Friend of 4-H Award to someone who continually supports the 4-H program and the youth involved.

“For many years, we have interacted with this individual at 4-H events,” said Kelly M. Weisner, extension educator with 4-H youth development at the Lehigh County Cooperative Extension. “On many occasions, he speaks to others about the value of this great program.

“We recognize state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, as the Lehigh County Friend of 4-H.”


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News


FEB. 14

Happy Valentine’s Day

·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 meets 8-9 p.m.

Girl Scouts receive Gold Award honors

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Madison A. Kocher and McKenzie E. Greenawalt were two of 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, who recently earned Gold Awards, the highest honor and award a Girl Scout can receive.

To earn the award, the Girl Scouts must demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

Debbie Hassan, board chair of GSEP, was at the ceremony to share her remarks and honor the girls with this prestigious award.

4-H Club tours Weis Market

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Members of the 4-H Superkids Club recently took a tour of Weis Markets in Schnecksville.

The Superkids Club is for 4-H Cloverbuds ages 5 to 8.

4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension, a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing.

Kids complete hands-on projects in areas such as health, science, agriculture, and citizenship, in a positive environment, where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

Seniors do it themselves

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Library offers fun projects, friendly conversation

Once a month, seniors get together on a Thursday afternoon at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, to make a DIY project under the leadership of Becky Wanamaker.

Wanamaker is in charge of adult programs and services at the library.

January’s project was to make a coaster from recycled CDs.

Wanamaker handed out CDs, various fabrics and material, glue and Mod Podge.

The group of women who were engrossed in the project, enjoyed the conversation, too.

All materials are provided at these DIY projects.

Middle school art displayed in board room

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Before the opening exercises of the January Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting, President Bill Dellicker said having young people attending the meeting was a pleasure.

Middle school art instructor Christiana Fogel had artwork created by her students displayed on the wall of the board meeting room and the artists were there to receive audience accolades.

David Dovico, middle school principal, said he was excited to see the artwork all around the middle school and anyone with a chance to visit the school should take time to see the art.

Lowhill organizes for 2019

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During 2019, Lowhill Township employees will receive 3 percent more in pay than they received last year.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Hughes will continue in that role as will Treasurer Robb Werley and Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner .

Jill Seymour will continue as secretary and Joe Kalusky again serves as road foreman.

Jeff Hontz will serve as assistant road foreman and Jeff Hontz, Tim Wessner and Mike Hontz are the road crew members.

Glen Grim is a part-time road crew member.

Jahde says

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

‘Six more weeks of winter’

Members of the Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden (Groundhog Lodge No. 16 on the Jordan) celebrated the annual Pennsylvania German tradition of looking for the groundhog’s shadow.

Jahde and nephew, Lee, traversed the frozen Jordan Creek near Wehr’s Dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall, Feb. 2 to reveal their prognostication for this year’s Groundhog’s Day celebration.

Though Punxsutawney Phil had predicted an early spring this year, Jahde was adamant there will be an additional six weeks of winter as he saw his shadow during the beautiful sunrise on the Jordan.

Disney-bound Northwestern band celebrates the season

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The excitement at the Lynnport Fire Hall was palatable when the Northwestern Lehigh High School band and the boosters gathered early in January to celebrate the end of a memorable season.

Band booster President Sean King said in his opening remarks the banquet was “a celebration of family and love of music.”

That was a sentiment echoed over and over again throughout the banquet.

“We sold over 2,000 chicken dinners, marched in two parades, and performed at 11 half-times,” King said, summarizing the season.

Band Director Jim Lykins also discussed the season.