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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. For information, call 610-751-0912.

·Lehigh Valley Blue Star Mothers support group for members and veterans of armed services and their families, 7 p.m. Weichert Realtors, 2330 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. MARCH 15

·Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7 a.m...

REAL IDs now available for Pennsylvania residents

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1,...

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been...

Lynnport Fire Co. inaugurates new bingo machine

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by DARRYL SCHAFER in Local News

Some 150 individuals, seeking to win big at a March 10 gift card bingo, were also lucky enough to inaugurate the Lynnport Fire Company’s new bingo machine.

Gift cards ranging in value from $50 to over $200 were the prizes players were seeking to take home.

Fire company President Darryl Schafer called all the games.

For questions concerning future Lynnport Fire Company bingo games, go to

Grundsau Lodsch 16 members celebrate the groundhog

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 groundhog mascot, however, did not give away any addition weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity.

Just two evenings...

SangriaFest coming to Grange Park

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township, South Italy Imports and ArtsQuest are partnering to take SteelStacks’ popular SangriaFest on the road when SangriaFest Upper Macungie makes its debut June 8 at the township’s Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.

Attendees can sample 10 different sangrias all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards in Italy.

A sampling includes the Strawberry Sangria made with Italian Rosato wine, Cocchi Americano,...

Guest View

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages.

Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.

To help advance this new agenda, I have reintroduced my legislation to help expose middle and high school students to...

Fourth generation joins family funeral home

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling of Weisenberg Township has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.


lunch menus

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also.

Friday, March 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, March 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken patty sandwich. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Tuesday, March 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadillas. H.S.: Dipping sauce, also. Elem., M.S.:...