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Sunday, July 21, 2019

‘Liberty Bell’ Church celebrates America’s independence

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Congresswoman Susan Wild, D-7th, was the keynote speaker at Zion’s “Liberty Bell” United Church of Christ Declaration of Independence Sunday.

The annual event commemorates the reading of the Declaration of Independence in front of the church on July 8, 1776.

Eleven bells were brought from Philadelphia in 1777 to prevent the British from melting them down to be made into cannons.

The bells were hidden under the floorboards of Zion Reformed UCC.

Among those bells...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

My dad was the ultimate meat and potatoes guy. Beef and potatoes, sausage and potatoes, pork and potatoes … pretty much every meal.

If I wanted spaghetti one night, I was usually told “you’ll have what mom makes for dinner … this isn’t a buffet.”

Legislation is a lot like dinner was in my house growing up: you ate the platter that mom served.

As much as I would like to, I simply can’t pick and choose the parts of a bill I support; it’s always take it or leave it.


Band at Haines Mill

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band will perform a free, open-air concert July 21 at Historic Haines Mill, Cetronia.

Hosted by the Lehigh County Historical Society, the concert starts at 6:30 p.m. in the public park surrounding Haines Mill.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Haines Mill is located at Haines Mill and Dorney Park roads. Park in the lot accessed from the driveway south of the mill signed “Cedar Creek Parkway East,” and walk along the paved path from the parking...

Lynnport Fire Company celebrating 75th anniversary

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

By the time the celebration of the Lynnport Fire Company’s 75th anniversary is over, President Darryl Schafer said he expects the building to look like new.

Schafer said it was the first-ever bingo held by the fire company. The money will go toward renovations such as a new floor, roof, a stove, and office.

“It has been three decades since improvements were made and we are doing this to pay for them,” said Schafer, adding the work is being done because people are investing in...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


Yesterday is gone for good,

It’s gone for evermore!

But today is now upon us,

It’s today we must endure.

Each day that comes has a story to tell,

There is something new every day.

Capture the moment, enjoy every hour,

’Cause today will soon go away!

Tomorrow will come,

We’ll live life again,

Today will be out of our way;

No matter what, no matter how,

Each day turns to yesterday!


Solar ovens are hot stuff at Parkland Library

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township, recently offered some summer fun for kids at their Solar Oven Tinker Lab program.

Parkland Head of Youth Services Librarian Jackie Hoimes explained how to make the solar oven using a small cardboard box which she gave to each child.

Then, she explained where to glue two squares of aluminum foil, and a sheet of plastic wrap.

And, she finally gave everyone a stick to prop open the oven.

There were more than 20...


Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by Lehigh Valley Zoo President and CEO Melissa Borland, the July 4 article in The Press regarding the zoo and the Lehigh County commissioners meeting incorrectly stated the land and animals are owned by the county and leased to the zoo for $1 a year.

“This is not fully the case. The animals are owned by AZA and the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society, not the county,” Borland emailed The Press. “However, the elk and the bison in the preserve, are owned...

Scout Troop 57 has flag retirement, ashes to graves ceremonies

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

Under the leadership of Scoutmaster Karl Schmidt, Boy Scouts with Troop 57 and Cub Scout Pack 57 of Neffs continued their annual flag retirement ceremony on June 4.

This was followed by their unique and now traditional June 10 ashes to graves ceremony, which was created in 2008.

A patriotic program, including the folding of Old Glory by the Scouts and a message from retired Rear Adm. David Keller USN, a Scout in New Tripoli who graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School,...

Garden tour delivers a ‘kaleidoscope of color’

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” offered eight gardens on July 13 for visitors to tour and enjoy.

“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns, and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” said Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour.

The 1-acre property in the 5000 block of Elmhurst Drive, Schnecksville, featured colorful perennial flower beds, 200...