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Monday, October 22, 2018

Lowhill board discusses bridge repairs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors discussed necessary bridge repairs for Valley Road and Bear bridges during their Oct. 4 meeting.

Supervisors started the meeting by notifying everyone a budget workshop meeting took place earlier that evening and they will have another one on Nov. 1.

Solicitor Charles Waters said the board should have an ordinance prepared to vacate Winchester Road in November.

The road needs to be vacated temporarily so the township can push back the...

Shared meal

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

The Shared Outreach Group of Mt. Zion Lutheran and New Jerusalem Zion UCC Churches are offering a free shared abundance community meal open to everyone in the community between 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 at New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Lenhartsville.

For more information, call 610-756-6892.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Apple dumplings aplenty at Christ’s Church

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having a homemade apple dumpling sale.

Orders are due by Oct. 14. Pickup will be in social hall 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19.

To order, call Sue at 610-395-0723 or Wanda at 610-842-4781.


Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is celebrating Ottertoberfest Oct. 13 featuring 20 local gourmet food and craft vendors.

There will also be activities and crafts for children...


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

The 2017-18 flu season is on record as...

Board OKs subdivision

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Albert Paul has asked Washington Township supervisors, during their Oct. 2 meeting to permit the farm from his mother’s estate to be subdivided.

Ten acres and a house at 6011 Creek Road, zoned rural village, were to be sold as his mother had indicated she did not want it rented. Payment is to be divided with his brother.

The property has been surveyed and the township planning commission gave a recommendation for the subdivision to supervisors.

The sewage planning module...

Day offering information fair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is sponsoring a senior fair jointly with state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18, at Country Meadows, Building 4, at 410 North Krocks Road, Allentown.

In addition to information tables and representatives from local, state and federal governments, as well as private agencies, the event will include door prizes and free refreshments.

Free flu shots will be provided by Lehigh Valley Health Network, as well as free...

Guest View I

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Newspapers explore many of the topics that affect your senses.

The stories we report may get your blood rushing, wrinkle your brow, inspire you to call a friend about an event or simply entice you to relax and read about your favorite team that pulled out a victory destined to be a loss.

We cover the hard stuff. As curious watchdogs who investigate and report the truth, we are sometimes taken down any number of roads that may not be very popular.

This may cause you angst...