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Monday, February 18, 2019

Events planned this month

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events this month.

·The Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered at 5 p.m. Feb. 16, and 23 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, and 27 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·A family fun night with games, movies, refreshments and fellowship will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at St...

Girl Scouts receive Gold Award honors

Friday, February 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Madison A. Kocher and McKenzie E. Greenawalt were two of 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, who recently earned Gold Awards, the highest honor and award a Girl Scout can receive.

To earn the award, the Girl Scouts must demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

Debbie Hassan, board chair of GSEP, was at the ceremony to share her remarks and honor the girls with this...

Game night on Feb. 8

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Krumsville, (across from Greenwich Elementary school) is hosting cabin fever game night 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the church.

Everyone is invited to a night of fun and fellowship playing board games for all ages.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 610-756-6892.

L.V. Press poet featured speaker at AARP meeting

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The featured speaker for the Jan. 3 AARP meeting at St. Timothy’s Church, Allentown, was local poet Shirley Benz Binkley.

She read several of her upbeat and thoroughly enjoyable poems.

Before the meeting there was a social hour where members enjoyed coffee and cake and conversation.

A collection was made of nonperishable food for the Allentown Food Bank.

After the speaker, there was a business meeting conducted by President Jeanne Tilghman.

AARP Chapter...

Group to meet on Feb. 7

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP 5415

Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Feb. 7 at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The program will be Jeff “Elvis” Krick.

Nonmembers and guests are welcome to attend.

Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For information, call 610-437-4265.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church accepting fastnacht orders

Friday, February 1, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

In the movie, “Groundhog’s Day,” the main character has the chance to redo Feb. 2 until he becomes the best version of himself.

Why not give yourself a redo by making a call to a neighbor to check on him or her or by volunteering to help a local organization? It’s never too late for a do-over.


Jacob’s Church, Route 143, Jacksonville, Lynn Township, is having its annual fastnacht sale on March 2.

Order by Feb. 22 by calling Ruth Kaley at 610-562-7406 or Faye...

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Otter Bowl Feb. 2 at L.V. Zoo

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting its eighth annual Otter Bowl 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

Visit the North American River Otter exhibit and cheer on the zoo’s otters, Naya and Luani, as they make their prediction for which team will win the big game.

The zoo will be offering additional conservation crafts and activities such as tours of the kangaroo exhibit and the giraffe vestibule.

There will be penguin bracelet and sand art making, and...