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Tuesday, December 11, 2018


Friday, November 23, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Hallich Betdaag! Happy Thanksgiving!

Wann die Waerm schpotyaahrs noch haus sin, gebt’s en leicher Winder. When earth worms lie near the surface late in fall, the winter will be mild.


Claussville Garden Club will host its annual family and friends dinner 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville.

Bring some Christmas cookies to exchange and a covered dish to share.

There also will be a gift exchange.


Police collecting winter coats

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie police are collecting gently used winter coats and jackets for those in need in the Lehigh Valley, including Upper Macungie residents.

Drop off coats and jackets in the bin in the lobby, (open 24 hours a day) of the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville.

For more information, contact Lt. Peter Nickischer, commander of the Crime and Community Services Division at 484-661-5911 or email ...

Programs being offered

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


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

DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deanne will be playing oldies and requests 7-10 p. m. Nov. 24 in the Trexler Room.

The per person fee includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples welcome to attend.

There will be a knit and chat class 9-11 a.m. Nov. 29.

Work on projects, knit, crochet or embroider, while chatting about work or any other subjects...

Concert offered on Dec. 2

Friday, November 23, 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,” 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.

Events planned for December

Friday, November 23, 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

Light celebration on Nov. 24

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lights in Greenawalds will have its second annual kickoff show 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Rain date is Nov. 25.

There are more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors will feel a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus will make a grand entrance and the Grinch will make his return.

There will be many giveaways, the countdown to lighting all the lights, and, as always, free hot chocolate,...

Lights in the Parkway to brighten the night sky

Friday, November 23, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Allentown’s 22nd season of Lights in the Parkway opens 5:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in Lehigh Parkway.

Drive through this spectacular holiday light show in the comfort of one’s own car.

Dazzling new animated displays will be a part of this glowing show.

These larger-than-life light spectaculars join traditional favorites set to music, transforming more than a mile of one of Allentown’s most beautiful parks, Lehigh Parkway, into a winter wonderland.

Visitors will experience...