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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Visitors invited to open house at old New Tripoli Bank

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The spirit of Christmas past will come alive during the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society free open house set for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1.

Everyone is invited to wander through the rooms of the Old New Tripoli Bank building to share some holiday cheer and view treasures housed in the historic building will interest children and adults alike.

Children and adults can get up close to examine artifacts dating back from another era.

“Visitors can tour the old bank vault and...

‘The Last Christmas Carol’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

As chilly November days give way to festive December ones, Northwestern Lehigh High School joins in celebrating the holiday season with a play called, “The Last Christmas Carol,” which premieres Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 1.

If the title seems familiar, it is certainly deliberate.

“This is a play about an uninspired director of children’s theater doing an umpteenth production of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ losing vision, patience and creativity in the process,” Director Bill...

Daisy Troop collects supplies for FF&F

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Young Scouts with Girl Scout Daisy Troop 650 completed their first Take Action project in November for the Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter in Germansville.

The troop includes 15 girls in kindergarten through first grade from the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Girls in the troop include Kaylynn, Clara, Kara, Addilyn, Raelynn, Emily, Cameron, Brynn, Ella. Elle, Isa, Audrey, Riley, Micayla and Eva.

They created donation posters to help collect more than 130...

Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.

Johnny Renzi, 10, of Upper Hanover...

Rep. Day reopens New Tripoli office

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, has announced his full-time district office in Star Plaza at the intersection of Routes 309 and 100, New Tripoli, is reopened for constituents.

The district office closed in March after a fire broke out at a next door restaurant.

“I want to thank residents for their cooperation during our temporary closure, and to the Good Will Fire Company in Trexlertown for allowing us to use their fire hall for the six months we were without a home,” Day said. “...

Tree lighting on Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

S. Whitehall

South Whitehall Township’s tree and bridge lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. Dec. 1 at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall.

There will be airbrush tattoos, pictures with Santa, bubble festival, live reindeer, dance performances, S’more stations and free hot dogs.

For more information, contact the department of parks and recreation at 610-398-0401 or email durflingerp@southwhitehall...

Events planned for December

Wednesday, November 28, 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.

·Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered 5 p.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for ages 4- to 11 years old will meet 6-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at St. Peter’s, Emerald.

For information, call 610-737-1450 or visit