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CNN Heroes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland High School 2010 graduate Samir Lakhani is running for CNN’s 2017 Hero of the Year Award for his founding and work with Eco-Soap Bank.

He is one of 10 individuals chosen.

The bank is a global initiative that recycles leftover hotel soap and distributes them to Cambodia and other villages in need of improved hygiene.

The winner will be revealed during “CNN Heroes: An All-Start Tribute,” airing live Dec. 17.

There is more information about his program...

Article By: Elsa Kerschner

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Twenty-two people contributed to the goodies being sold at the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society headquarters on Dec. 9. Eighteen of those people baked cookies and four made soup.

There were six tables filled with cookies of many varieties. MaryCathrine Mederofik baked 60 to 70 dozen with at least 36 dozen of cream cheese thumb-print cookies.

Chicken noodle, chicken corn noodle, vegetable beef, vegetable and barley, and hamburger vegetable were the featured homemade soups...

Jerusalem “Red” Church celebrates Reformation Sunday

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Rev. Bob Billig said Jerusalem “Red” Church, Kempton, was celebrating the 500th year since the Reformation began.

This year marks the anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the door of the All Saint’s Church in Wittenburg, Germany.

This act caused a more urgent plea for changes in the Roman Catholic Church and spearheaded the Reformation, or the Birth of the Protestant Church.

The celebration at Jerusalem “Red” Church was held a week early, on Oct. 22...

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Church members to go caroling

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Big hearted! Members of Heidelberg Union Church will be Christmas caroling for homebound members Dec. 16.

Those wishing to spread some cheer, should meet 1 p.m. at the church.

For information, call Sheri Hausman at 610-440-0648.


Picture perfect! Germansville Fire Company, 6011 Memorial Road, Germansville, is hosting a Breakfast with Santa 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 17.

To have Santa to give your child a gift, be sure to give it to Santa’s elf the day of the event...

Burning ordinance attracts full house

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washington Township Solicitor John Ashley gave an overview of the burning ordinance to a full house at the supervisors’ meeting on Dec. 5. The major question people asked was if there could be equal enforcement.

Resident Chad Christman said there had to be specific definitions for the various types of fires.

He said people took a relaxed attitude to burning and lately they have been tattling on each other.

Even people who have been burning for years are getting...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous.


lunch menus

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 14: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Hoagie, lettuce, tomato, snack bag, sweet potato waffle fries, fruit, milk.

Friday, Dec. 15: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza, tossed salad, cucumber slices, fruit, milk.

Monday, Dec. 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken with roll, mashed potatoes, gravy, steamed corn, applesauce, milk.

Tuesday, Dec. 19: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Meatball sandwich, baked fries, steamed broccoli with cheese sauce, fruit, milk.

Wednesday, Dec. 20: Elem.: M.S...

NOVA has roundtable luncheon

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by KRISTIE WILK in Police Log

Northern Valley EMS Inc. recently had its annual roundtable luncheon at their headquarters in Ormrod.

NOVA presents objectives of the organization, community outreach activities, legislative concerns, and financial standings to local community officials and representatives during a lunch prepared by the NOVA Auxiliary volunteers.

In addition to the board of directors, representatives from the offices of state Sen. Pat Brown, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, and state...

School board members take oath

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck attended the Dec. 6 meeting of the Northwestern Lehigh School Board to swear in newly elected members Alan Rex, Marci Piescienski and Dr. James Warfel, plus returning members Todd Hernandez and Phillip Toll.

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright thanked every one who ran for the office.

“I appreciate your willingness and look forward to six months of working with you,” she told the new board members.

Their shared work is for only six months...