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Independent contractor is hired to provide employee vaccinations

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

An independent contractor will provide some medical services to employees, the Northwestern School Board was told at the Sept. 19 meeting.

There will be no cost to the district as it will come under the health insurance coverage.

Immunization clinics will be held at the school and will provide vaccinations against shingles, flu, pneumonia, tetanus and Hepatitis A and B.

"We took a look at it and decided how it should be expanded beyond flu shots," Superintendent Mary...

Schpotyaahr Fescht celebrates a decade of history

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"All aboard for Werleys Corner," Bill Townsend said at the end of the song, "The Orange Blossom Special," played by The Majestics at the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society's annual festival.

A storm cut short the festivities on Sept. 8 but the grounds were crowded on Sunday.

Townsend asked for a round of applause for the volunteers who "had some bad weather last night.

"Let's hear it for the historical society."

"Orange Blossom Special" was played in response...

Guest View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by Julie Harhart State Rep. R-183rd in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this was a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the...

Berks County

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Berks County Parks and Recreation Department will have its 31st annual Heritage Festival 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 and Oct. 7 rain or shine at the Berks County Heritage Center, 1102 Red Bridge Road, off Route 183, Bern Township.

The festival will feature live music, draft horses, a mule-powered carousel and much more. Admission is free.

A fee per car will be charged to park.

For information or directions, call 610-374-8839 or visit countyofberks.com/parks.

Heidelberg Township

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

The public is invited! On Sept. 30, the Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association is sponsoring a "Basket Bingo" at the Lynnport Fire Company, 7164 Behler Road, Lynnport.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts 1 p.m. Tickets will be held at the door.

In addition to 20 games and all baskets being filled, there will be door prizes, three specials, hostess raffles and a Chinese auction. Food will also be available for purchase.

Bring a canned good to benefit Christ's Church at...

Fire police sponsor fundraiser for Kernsville student

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown Fire Police sponsored a fundraiser Sept. 22 for Toseef Mughal of South Whitehall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Toseef, a fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School, told The Press he was excited about the fundraiser before he went to play with his cousin Muzammil Mughal.

Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal said his son Toseef contracted sepsis after having what appeared to be a cold and cough in February.

The youngster actually had strep throat, which...

Elementary News

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in School

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools will dismiss at noon Oct. 5. There will be no school Oct. 8 for a teacher in-service day.

NWL Alumni basket bingo is scheduled for Sept. 30 at the Lynnport Fire Company, 7164 Behler Road, Lynnport.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Bingo will start at 1 p.m. There will be three specials, hostess raffles and a Chinese auction.

Food will be available for purchase and there will be are door prizes. Bring a canned good for the Christ's...

Rescue Mission

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

WAEB 790 AM radio is having its annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission 4-7:30 p.m. Oct 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The dinner will feature morning radio personality Bobby Gunther Walsh, thousands of his famous, secret-recipe, homemade meatballs and all-you-can-eat spaghetti.

There is no fee for dinner, but a free-will offering is encouraged.

This year's event holds a very special meaning...

Motorcyclist is killed in North Whitehall crash

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Washington Township man died Sept. 22 when his motorcycle crashed at 2754 Old Post Road, North Whitehall Township.

Richard John Holloway, 59, of 3521 Morris Court, died from multiple blunt force injuries, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman said.

Holloway was pronouced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene by Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich.

His death was ruled an accident, Hoffman said.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Holloway apparently...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.

SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 27

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, 7 p.m. at the Lynn Township Building, 7911 Kings Highway, Lynnport.

OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 3

Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. workshop to discuss codification of ordinances.

THURSDAY 4

Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.