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Monday, June 18, 2018

Poetry reading, lunch on June 20

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown, will be hosting Shirley Binkley for a poetry reading 12:15 p.m. June 20.

Seniors are invited to listen to a number of poems written and published by Binkley, then enjoy ice cream to celebrate the last day of spring.

Consider having lunch at 11:30 a.m. before attending the free poetry reading.

Meal cost includes ham, yams, asparagus and angel food cake.

Call two days in advance for reservations to...

Bittner, Werley

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The 114th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will take place 12:30 p.m. June 24 at Earl Adams Memorial Park in the lower pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

Historical society presentation celebrates Pa. Dutch culture

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Neil Oswald, president of the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society, welcomed members, friends and families to the group’s 19th annual banquet.

The program, given by Dr. William Donner, was on the “Evolution of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture.”

Donner is coordinator of the Pennsylvania German Studies at Kutztown University.

Oswald told a short story about a man who visited the Grand Canyon and took a wrong step and fell.

He caught a bush and yelled for help. A voice came...

Guest View I

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.

I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.

There are two things I have found about research in the meantime: 1.) One can easily find “research” to back up pretty much...

Plate honors National Guard

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have new license plates featuring the standard Pennsylvania license plate colors of blue, white, and yellow along with a National Guard-approved emblem on the left-hand side of the plate.

Pennsylvania is printed at the top of the plate, while PA National Guard is printed at the bottom.

This plate may only be used on passenger vehicles and trucks with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds.


Guest View II

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia.

For nearly three centuries, communities have relied on volunteer fire companies to protect property and save lives. Today, this volunteer model is in jeopardy.

Across the state, local fire companies are struggling. Volunteers are dwindling. Costs are soaring. Training requirements...

Yard, bake sale on June 16

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Asbury UMC

The Asbury United Methodist Church In Missions indoor yard sale will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16 in the Wesley Center, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Household items, furniture, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, puzzles, sporting goods, garage tools, small appliances, and much more may be available.

There will be no clothes, TVs, computers or exercise equipment.

Proceeds benefit community and worldwide mission programs.

The Great...