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Monday, September 23, 2019

Walkers program helps students be more physically active

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in School

Every Wednesday during recess, weather permitting, there is a group of purpose-driven Weisenberg Elementary students doing laps around the entire playground.

These purpose-driven youngsters are rewarded with beads which they can use to craft a necklace of their favorite colors, school colors or even spell out their names.

The walking program started about four years ago as a way to encourage students to be more active.

Angela Schmoyer, coordinator and PTO volunteer, has...

The Neffs National Bank bids farewell to longtime banker

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Neffs National Bank has announced the retirement of Ronald Gildner.

After 45 years of service, the vice president of retail lending is hanging up his suit and tie in an effort to spend more time with his family and the community.

Gildner started as a bank teller in July 1974 and rose to security officer and vice president of retail lending.

Over the years, Gildner helped generations of local families meet their financial needs.

Gildner also has spent much of...

Halloween bash on Oct. 19

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kempton Community Center is presenting its fourth annual trunk or treat event 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the center, 83 Community Center Drive, Kempton.

There will be hayrides, games, music and prizes.

Costume parade starts at 6 p.m. Set up your vehicle trunk between 4:30-6 p.m.

Admission is free to attend. Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

Bring a carved pumpkin to enter for a prize.

Register by Sept. 21

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Everyone is invited to welcome fall at the Herbstfest (fall festival) 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Schnecksville Fire Hall, 4550 Old Packhouse Road, Schnecksville. Doors open at 2 p.m.

A German-style light lunch will be served from 2-3 p.m. and there will be music, dancing and entertainment with Joe Kroboth from 3-6 p.m.

Reservation deadline is on Sept. 21. To purchase tickets, call 610-767-6981.

lunch menus

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Spaghetti with meat sauce. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also.

Friday, Sept. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza.

Monday, Sept. 23: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Tacos.

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Breakfast sandwich with bacon on a croissant.

Thursday, Sept. 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger, baked beans.

Friday, Sept. 27: Elem., M.S., H.S.:...

Clay shoot on Oct. 13

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation is sponsoring its annual clay shoot fundraiser 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, 2750 Limestone St., Coplay.

There will be four-person teams, lots of ways to win, and a feast for lunch.

For more information or to register, go to

Car seat checks

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Health Bureau and its partner agencies will conduct a car seat check event as part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 15-21.

The safety check will take place 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Lehigh Valley Pediatrics, 401 N 17th St, Allentown.

For appointments at this safety check, call 484-523-5254.

The car seat check event is open to the public.

In Pennsylvania, children under the age of two must be secured in...

Albany Twp residents express concerns about spotted lanternfly

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

John Nissen, service forester with the state Bureau of Forestry, Berks County, did not want to spend a lot of time talking about the spotted lanternfly when he recently visited the Kempton Fire Company social hall.

Albany Township Environmental Advisory Council hosted Nissen for a conversation titled “Protecting Your Backyard Trees and Woodlots.”

Still, a packed house of concerned residents, peppered Nissen with a variety of questions about that one pest.

Most wanted to...

Resource fair on Sept. 28

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will host a free spinal cord injury resource fair from 1-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the health and technology center, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown.

Information on the latest technology, services, community organizations and treatments will be available.

Patients, families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend.

There will be demonstrations of the Ekso Bionics Exoskeleton®, which helps individuals with lower extremity...