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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Key Club blood drive is a success

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

As cold rain beat on the windows at Northwestern Lehigh High School, students and adults were safely inside donating blood to support their community.

In the rooms sectioned off for the Key Club’s blood drive, lights glowed and the buzz of activity continued from morning until evening on Nov. 7.

“Whatever is donated here, stays here,” said Robert Biese, high school math teacher and Key Club moderator.

“This is my 28th drive. The Key Club has three events each school year...


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites is currently training holiday volunteers to give tours and greet visitors during the 2019 Holiday Season.

Call Kristen Walsh at 610-882-0450 ext. 15.

·Holiday Hope Chests need volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need.

To participate, go to and fill out a 2019 Donor Pledge Form.

·Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, is...

Supervisors, fire company to meet on Nov. 21

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The 2020 budget was reviewed by Weisenberg supervisors during their Nov. 11 meeting.

Fire company support was discussed as it related to the budget.

Money budgeted for the township fire company sometimes does not meet the expenses.

Initiation of a fire tax was discussed and will be heard at a proposed joint meeting with the fire company 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Long-term funding of the fire company will be on the agenda.

Supervisor Linda Gorgas commented.


Area state senators

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Offices: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl;

2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary...

Another View

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Cigarette smokers, have you ever thought of quitting smoking, even for just one day?

Well, this Thursday, Nov. 21, is your chance to join thousands of other smokers around the country who are also attempting to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout.

The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout challenges individuals to quit smoking for 24 hours.

According to, the Great American Smokeout stems from a 1970 event in Randolph, Mass., when...

Pewter communion set returns to Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The most important part of the Rally Day and 250th anniversary celebration at Christ’s Church at Lowhill was the return of the pewter, altar elements of a communion set that dates back to 1769.

One plate has words inscribed “Before the Reformation, German in Weisenberg and Lowhill.”

Pastor Chris Cocca said the pieces had been stored in the New Tripoli Bank vault to be safe.

The items were donated by Weisenberg Lutheran Church in September 1769.

The church at that...

Guest View

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I started receiving those glossy brochures from colleges and universities sometime in my sophomore year of high school.

Each promised an excellent education, a true college experience and lifetime support for job placement.

To me, a blue-collar kid who never even visited New York City or Washington, D.C., it sounded amazing.

Then, my parents and I saw the price tags and panic hit.

How could we afford tens of thousands of dollars for a college degree?


Lynn board meeting quick and to the point

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting in October was a quick one.

The board attended to business and quickly adjourned.

Lynnport Fire Company lauded the success of its 75th anniversary event.

The fire company received a $95,000 grant to repair the station roof and another $15,000 grant for renovating the bathrooms.

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported firefighters responded to 113 fire calls this year so far.

Their guns and cash fundraiser was a big...

A first-place winner for your Thanksgiving feast Positively Peachy Cheesecake Pie

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pie Crust:

2 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp. sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup vegetable shortening (butter flavored)

1 egg, beaten

1-1/2 tsp. apple-cider vinegar

1/4 cup cold water

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or knives until mixture looks like course crumbs. Mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to dry ingredients. Mix just until dough comes together. Chill for at least an hour, then roll out into a 9” or 10” pie pan...

Korean War stories featured at SteelStacks on Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The stories of local veterans from the Korean War were the focus of a special Veterans Day presentation Nov. 11 at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

“The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” featured firsthand accounts of veterans’ experiences during the war while protecting and serving our nation, as well as a screening of the feature film “Unforgettable: The Korean War.”

The presentations were taped and will be rebroadcast on PBS39.

This year’s special guests were...