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Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous....

Police investigating arson in Maxatawny Township

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

State Police Troop L, Reading, are investigating an arson fire which occurred Aug. 4 at a home at 15619 Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township, Berks County.

At 11:40 a.m. that day, police received a 911 call from one of the residents of the home, who had fled in order to make the call.

A male, who allegedly had advised his wife to leave the home, was reported to have splashed himself with gasoline and was seen carrying propane tanks into the home, police say.


Donut Derby on Sept. 3

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Wheelmen are having its 2018 Donut Derby 9 a.m. Sept. 3, Labor Day, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

The Donut Derby is a fun 36-mile race with a twist: get a 3-minute time credit for each doughnut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.

Doughnut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.

Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the ride.

After the derby, children ages 10 and under are...


Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email

·Celtic Cultural Alliance, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival Sept. 28, 29 and 30....

Concerts are rescheduled

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

The Municipal Band has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series is rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band is rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at West Park.

For more...

Workshop on Aug. 11

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are offering a workshop on plant propagation 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 11 at the Trexlertown Environmental Center, 4931 Orchard Drive, Schnecksville.

The session will start with a PowerPoint presentation on the propagation of rhododendrons and will be followed by a hands-on session on how to root favorite annuals, houseplants and other soft tissue plants.

Participants will be given cuttings, pots, and soil to put together at...


Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Please cut out this article and post at your workplaces, faith-based organizations, banks and post offices — but more importantly, give it to people you know who would help WIC recipients and seniors. Many may not receive this paper to know about this program.

The WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provide WIC recipients and low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from approved...