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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Classes resume on Aug. 27.

Orientation will be on Aug. 22. Freshman orientation will take place 8 a.m. to noon; middle school 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Northwestern Elementary kindergarten orientation will be 2-3 p.m. and Weisenberg Elementary will be from 2-3:30 p.m.

There will be open houses 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools.

Chromebook distribution for middle school students will take place 8:30-11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the gym...

Free health, fitness program offered at Weis

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Individuals who want to get fit, prevent diabetes and lower their risk of heart disease can get some free help in a program being piloted in Lehigh County.

Wilkes University is partnering with Weis Markets in Schnecksville and First 13 Athletics to pilot the Group Lifestyle Balance program.

Staff will work with individuals to make lifestyle changes to prevent disease and lower risk factors.

The first 10 participants to enroll and meet eligibility criteria will receive a...

Lowhill to update July board minutes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes began the board’s Aug. 2 meeting asking for a motion to approve the minutes from July.

Treasurer Robb Werley said it should be included in the minutes that he abstained from voting for approval of the land development final plan for a proposed office at 6768 Kernsville Road on behalf of him and his wife, Brenda.

When that correction is made, Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner motioned to approve the minutes. Werley seconded it....

Concerts are rescheduled

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

The Municipal Band has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series is rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band is rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at West Park.

For more...

Love of country brings veterans together at Mickey D’s

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Love for the American flag and their service in the Army, Navy and Air Force has brought a group of strangers together over coffee and Big Macs.

Ron Hanna of South Whitehall, spokesman for the group which meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at McDonald’s, 721 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, said their relationship began about five years ago.

“It is a fun group,” Hanna said. “We discuss anything and everything, and what is happening in people’s daily lives and with their loved ones...

Back the Blue

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Back the Blue supporters came out this weekend to show their backing for law enforcement in general and rookie South Whitehall Police Officer Jonathan Roselle, in particular.

The Aug. 12 rally, at the entrance to the Comfort Suites, 3712 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township, was organized by Cory Fatzinger of New Tripoli.

Roselle was charged with voluntary manslaughter following the July 28 shooting death of Joseph Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., near the hotel.


Cat adoptions on Aug. 18, 25

Wednesday, August 15, 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. Aug. 18 and 25 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 610-...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

If you know someone who is suffering alone

And calls you to tell you their grief;

Don’t criticize or say you are busy,

Give them relief,

Just listen!

Let them tell you their story and get it all out;

Even if you’ve heard it before.

When someone is suffering,

they need you to care

So, open your heart,

Just listen!

As people get older, they seem to repeat,

and say the same things all the time.

If it...