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Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified...


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering noncredit classes for persons with an interest in drawing and painting, and music.

·Drawing and Painting, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4-March 11

For noncredit course and registration information, call 610-799-1197, email ncregistrar@ or visit LCCC's website at


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Vum heere saage un iwwer saage liegt mer gern. Repeating hearsay usually leads to lies.

Es Maul halde is en schee Ding, awwer net yeders kann's. It is a fine thing to hold one's tongue, but not everyone can do so.


Just a reminder to order your hoagies from the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company by Jan. 28.

Choices are Italian, ham and American cheese, turkey, roast beef and tuna salad.

Pickup is 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the fire station.

Call Pat...


Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden is having its annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, 7 a.m. on Feb. 2.

They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.

Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.

Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.

For additional information, call Dave Adam...

Living the Vintage Years

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

I read an obituary in a newspaper last night. It took me all of four seconds.

Just 12 words long, this final tribute, so to speak, listed only the man's name, age, most recent town of residence and date of death. It told us nothing about the person.

Whenever I see one of those tiny obits, especially on a page with others that take up an entire column or two, I feel sad.

Although the little obits at the bottom of the page may be sparse, they speak volumes.



Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, is offering a variety of noncredit fitness classes this semester.

The following classes will take place at LCCC's main campus, unless noted otherwise.

·Balance and Mobility: 1-2 p.m. Feb. 4-March 11;

·Belly Dancing: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 5-March 26;

·Ballroom Sampler I: 7-8:30 p.m. March 1-22;

·Ballroom Sampler II: 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 25-March 18;

·Ballroom Latin III: from 7-8:30 p.m. April 9-30;


South Whitehall Township man charged with running methamphetamine lab

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by The Press in Local News

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, a South Whitehall Township man has been charged with operating a methamphetamine laboratory out of his home.

Martin says police seized an assault rifle with a loaded magazine, chemicals, packaging materials and other items used to manufacture methamphetamine Jan. 17 when they entered the home.

Steven Brad Kresge, 39, of 4703 Fair Drive, South Whitehall Township, was charged the evening of Jan. 17, after police entered the...

Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government...