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Saturday, April 21, 2018


Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Boutique at the Rink, Bethlehem, April 30 to June 4, needs many volunteers to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down.

Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or

·Greater Valley YMCA, Allentown, needs volunteers to help with registration, activities, refreshments and event setup and cleanup for its free community event, Healthy Kids...

Kitten Kapers on April 21

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


Forgotten Feline and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be having Kitten Kapers adoptions noon-4 p.m. April 21 at the shelter.

Adopt a kitten, adult or foster one.

To adopt that day, vet records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

For more information, call 610-760-9009.

To adopt any other day, call Therese at 610-248-7399.

Celebrating the Seder with the Hirsch family

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated during the full moon of the first month of spring.

Although it is difficult to tell it is spring this year, the Hirsch family did have its traditional meal.

The special dinner, called a Seder, on the first two nights of Passover are observed to celebrate the Exodus and the release of the Jewish people from Egyptian bondage.

This year, on the second night, this reporter and husband, Sy, went to New York City, where we had...

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Lutheran Church having penny party April 21

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

The secret’s out! Heidelberg Lutheran Church’s penny party will take place April 21 in fellowship hall.

All ages are welcome to attend.

Doors open at noon for lunch with the game starting at 1 p.m.

Bring your own pennies or purchase some there, and bid on loads of household items, foods, trinkets and seasonal stuff.

As always, donations of any kind are appreciated.

For further information, contact Linda Fritzinger at 610-767-9086.



Group to meet

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

TORCH club

Lehigh Valley Torch Club will meet 6:30 p.m. May 3 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The lecture topic will be Security Trumps Liberty.

Korematzu vs. US. was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case concerning the constitutionality of Executive Order 9066, which ordered Japanese Americans into internment camps during World War II regardless of citizenship.

Advanced registration is required.

To inquire about the club or...

HVAC unit failure leads to N. Lehigh school evacuation

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A failure in an HVAC unit on the roof caused Northern Lehigh High School to be evacuated Monday morning.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. April 16, according to Superintendent Matthew Link, who said students and staff exited the building, and a short time later, entered the middle school auditorium.

“The cause of the fire alarm was due to a failure in an HVAC unit on the roof that sent smoke and an odor into sections of the building,” Link said. “The evacuation went as...

Events planned for May

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

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events during May.

·A Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered 5 p.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·There will be a grand opening of “The Redeemers Closet,” a Ministry of St. Peter’s 9 a.m.-noon May 12 in Emerald.

·The former clothing give away will now be permanently located at 4019 Main St., Slatedale in the Salem...