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Saturday, April 21, 2018

March of Dimes walk on April 29

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

March of Dimes Lehigh Valley March for Babies, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network, will take place April 29 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. The 2.5-mile walk will start 10:30 a.m.

There will also be the annual 5k Run for Babies in conjunction with the walk.

For information, go to marchforbabies.org.

Group to meet on May 1

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host author Carleton Young for a discussion titled “Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys” May 1 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by April 26. Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program...

Tree climbing

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

The Penn State Extension Tree Climbing School will be holding an intensive three-day class designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 7-9 at Cedar Beach Park, 2600 Parkway Blvd., Allentown.

Major emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.

The cost for the school will include classroom and fieldwork covering safety/safe climbing practices, equipment/use of hand tools, tree...

For the Record

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh School District Business Administrator Leslie Frisbie has provided the following corrections to the school board story in the April 12 edition of the Northwestern Press.

According to Frisbee, the article was written based on the budget presentation for the 2018-19 budget, however, the article references “this year” which may be confusing to the reader.

In addition, Frisbie is the business administrator. Her title was incorrect in the article.

The...

Election Policy

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the May 15 General Primary Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publishing columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week to publish columns by local government officials running for office was the April 12 edition. We will continue to cover local races in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor written by...

Various topics discussed at Lowhill

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

At the start of the Lowhill Township April 12 supervisors’ meeting, Chairman Richard Hughes introduced Lowhill resident Diana Marshall. She attended to discuss independent redistricting.

Marshall brought along Terry Schettini, who represents Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan, citizen-led, statewide coalition, which is working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial and fair.

Schettini’s presentation involved topics about what gerrymandering including...