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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Events planned

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding a vaccination clinic 10 a.m. to noon for dogs and noon to 2 p.m. for cats Sept. 15.

They will also be celebrating its 25th anniversary noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

The party will feature live music by The Acoustic Project, spirits tastings courtesy of Blue Mountain Vineyards, 8 Oaks Distillery and Saucony Creek Brewery, a guest appearance by B104’s Steph (of Mike & Steph in the...

Court upholds Lehigh County’s right to display seal with Latin cross

Friday, August 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh County’s official seal, which features a Latin cross and other symbols relating to the county’s history may continue to be displayed in public.

According to information provided by Becket Law, which represented the county in the lawsuit brought by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Third Circuit of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 on Aug. 8 that the county can maintain the Latin cross in the seal.

This ruling followed a June 20 Supreme Court 7-2 ruling favoring...

Day camp

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Come join Lehigh County 4-H at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center for a day full of excellent AG-ventures.

The Lehigh County Extension office is offering a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 for youth ages 8-18 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, South Whitehall.

The day is full of different agricultural adventures as youth learn about the world around them.

Learning about different farm animals and how to make butter are a couple...

Peach festival

Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s UCC

St. John’s UCC, 15 S. 2nd St., Slatington, will be holding its peach festival and quilt show 3-7 p.m. Aug. 24.

There will be a raffle for a king size quilt and gift cards.

Food, Chinese auction and music will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-5554.

Shinefest brightens the day at Jacob’s Church

Friday, August 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The field behind Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, was brightly colored with bouncy houses for kids, and occasionally adults, to play on during the annual Shinefest presented Aug. 10.

There was a tropical bounce house with palm leaves and a waterfall. The water led to screams of delight but a few said it was too cold.

On another, kids jumped up a step and then tried to see how high they could jump and stick themselves to a “wall.”

Special suits made with hook...

On the hunt for the spotted lanternfly

Friday, August 16, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Penn State Extension Specialist Heather Leach, MS, is traveling the Lehigh Valley and Berks County educating residents about the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly.

Leach, an entomologist at Penn State, is currently working with other extension program specialists in an effort to bring the spotted lanternfly explosion under control.

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, sponsored Leach’s presentation Aug. 8 at Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown.

Leach’s program...


Friday, August 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.