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10 Years of Fall Festival

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

In 2002, Gloria Zimmerman approached people with interest in past eras about forming a historical society and having a festival.

She offered to help by donating the Zimmerman's Hotel, once owned by her late father Sterling, to the fledging society.

The 2002 festival was an open house.

2003: A parade took place from Seipstown to Leather Corner Post to celebrate the 250th anniversaries of Weisenberg and Lowhill townships.

2004: The garden created by Boy Scout...

Lehigh Gap

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

Scott Weidensaul will be the Sept. 29 speaker at the Migration Fest at Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

He will talk about "Living on the Wind, The Migration of Birds" at 7:30 p.m.

Weidensaul has written two dozen books on natural history including, "Living on the Wind, Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds," a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

This program re-quires registration and there is a fee.

On Sept. 30, at 3 p.m., Rex Lord will speak about "Following Vampire Bats...

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...

Three townships celebrate Emergency Preparedness

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four days days after the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the morning after the emergency response to Parkland High School, volunteer firefighters and fire police from South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie townships, Northern Valley and Cetronia ambulance corps personnel, State Police Troop M, South Whitehall Police, and Berks-Lehigh Regional Police, township staff, including public works, CERT teams, responded to 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall.


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

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...