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Taste of Hamburg-er not dampened by rain

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

As people got off the shuttle bus the first drops of rain came down, but it did not last, although drizzle was felt several other times throughout the day.

The 14th annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival, in downtown Hamburg, took place Sept. 2 with streets closed to provide a site for vendors and activity groups to set up.

The Haines family — Justin, Ashley, Robert and Todd — were eating burgers and fries from Spuds of Kutztown.

Robert Haines said they always dress up for the festival and enjoy the day. Many people wore hamburger hats such the one worn by Todd Haines.

Nine injured in 2-vehicle crash

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Three adults and six children were injured after a 2014 Ford Fusion struck their 2015 Chevrolet Traverse 1:45 p.m. Sept. 4 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

According to State Police Troop M Fogelsville, the car driven by Joseph Jeffrey Farese, 21, of Riegelsville, left its lane of travel and side swiped the SUV driven by Camelo Juarez-Pena, 46, of Bayonne, N.J.

The SUV then hit a metal guardrail causing extensive damage.

Police say one occupant in the SUV was partially ejected.

Senior adult lecture offered

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

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Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is holding a lecture Sept. 15 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The lecture “Picture This: The Evolution of Photography 1980-present” will be given by Christos Karfakis, a contemporary photo-historian.

The demise of Kodak, the Space/Spy program, “a camera in every pocket,” and modern day photographers and their works will be covered.

Historical society fall festival planned for Sept. 9 and 10

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society is hosting their fall festival noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10 at 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli.

There will be food, a bake sale and children’s activities including a fish pond, pumpkin and hex sign painting, bean bags, straw maze and watermelon eating contest for all ages.

4-H’ers take home ribbons in potato grading

Thursday, September 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The 2017 4-H Potato Grading and Identification Contest was held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show earlier this year.

Seventy-three 4-H members comprising 16 teams from Bradford, Dauphin, Indiana, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton and Union Counties, all tested their knowledge of spuds, in this exciting contest.

The contest was comprised of two divisions: basic and honors.

Those who competed in the honors division were winners from previous years.

Competitors in the basic division tested their skills at three stations.