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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

Startups for Soldiers helps veterans to own businesses

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

With November commemorating Veterans Day and highlighting National Veterans Small Business Week, I wanted to spotlight a program I created to help those veterans seeking to start a business in Pennsylvania.

The Startups for Soldiers program was signed into law in 2016.

The law waives state business startup fees for individuals transitioning to the civilian workforce from the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as those serving in reserve units and the National Guard.

Startups for...

District News

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

High School

Northwestern Lehigh High School fall drama, “The Last Christmas Carol,” will be presented 7 p.m. Nov. 29, 30; and Dec. 1 in the auditorium.

The winter band and chorus concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 12 in the auditorium.

Middle School

The winter band and chorus concert will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the auditorium. Snow date is Dec. 13.

Northwestern Elementary

Fifth-grade band and chorus students will give their winter concert...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion


Some people think of success,

As being wealthy and rich,

But that’s not always true.

Success can mean completing a challenge,

That was very difficult for you.

Success can mean being happy

In a world full of turmoil,

Or winning a competition

That was full of pitfalls

And spoils.

Not everyone can have success,

People sometimes fail

At accomplishing a project

With major intricate detail....


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

You know it is bad when a tweet like this appears in your feed.

“Statewide PENNDOT update. Speed Restrictions. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph throughout PA.”

Twitter users received that message Nov. 15 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when a powerful snowstorm blasted into the state.

Drivers experienced the pounding weather firsthand. Area roadways went from snow dusted, to covered, to dangerously slippery in what seemed like a flash. Roads...

Concert offered on Dec. 2

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


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform “Americans We Tribute to Veterans Holiday Concert,” at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

There will be performances by Dan Rodriques, America’s tenor; Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Touring Choir; and Lehigh Valley El Sistema Chorus.

Programs planned for December

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

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in December.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Dec. 5: KATO

Dec. 8: The Steel City Band

Dec. 15: King Henry and Jacob

Dec. 19: King Henry Duo

Saturday dances will be 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be...

Lynn board reviews three plans

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Three plans were on the agenda at the Lynn Township Nov. 8 meeting.

First was the Follweiler lot line adjustment on Gun Club Road.

Scott Dietrich of JHA Beitler Company represented the subdivider.

Second was the Bausch lot line adjustment on Bausch Road. This plan was represented by Art Swallow.

Lastly, Brandon Kistler’s plan for property along Allemaengel Road was shown by Larry Turoscy.

This involved the flood plain demarcation on the property.