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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications...

Cat adoptions on Oct. 20, 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Feline and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will have cat and kitten adoptions noon-4 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 at the shelter.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.

To adopt that day, veterinarian records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

To adopt on any other day, contact Therese at 610-248-7399.

The shelter only accepts cash or checks, no credit or debit cards.

For more information, call...

School board treated to dinner and a tour at LCTI

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Oct. 10 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting was held at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

This is an annual event that begins with dinner prepared by the culinary department at LCTI.

Then there was student-led tours of three departments. This year, the tours were in the horticultural department with Kayla Leibensperger leading, plumbing and heating with Noah Reiter, and precision machining with Wesley Shaffer as guide.

NWL Superintendent Jennifer Holman...

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Ghosties and ghoulies to roam Lynn Township

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Youngsters dressed in their Halloween finery will roam Lynn Township 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27.

If you are driving through the area, watch out for the little ghosts, goblins and fairy princesses.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, invites kids of all ages in the community to treats from the outside pavilion 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27. There will also be hot and cold beverages.

After school homework help, a new program for community families of tutoring, homework help, materials and...

Band wants to play at Disney World

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Students from Northwestern Lehigh High School and some middle schoolers spent several weeks before the beginning of the school year learning band music and practicing for the field show they would perform during this year’s football games.

The students began by learning the drill positions on the field by counting beats, followed by singing their parts as they marched.

Once band director, James Lykins and Drum Major Jess Eberle say they are ready, band members pick up their...

Parkland grad remains on call at hospital during hurricane

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

When Hurricane Florence appeared to be closing in on Charleston, S.C,, an evacuation became necessary.

James Benner MD., a cardiac vascular cardiothoracic surgeon at Trident Hospital in that city knew e could not leave and would have to remain near to the hospital.

His wife, Veronica Poole Benner, took their children to a safer spot — south to Walt Disney World.

Dr. Benner is a graduate of Parkland High School as is his wife.

His parents Bob and Dolores Benner,...

Local teens compete in library cupcake war

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lots of fun for teens happened Sept. 15 during Teen’s Cupcake Wars at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Three cupcakes, already baked, were given to the seven contestants to decorate.

One was to be decorated with the contestant’s favorite book theme.

The second was to be decorated with a creative theme and the final cupcake was to be decorated just to enjoy eating.

White icing could be tinted with a favorite color, and a wide choice of candies, as...