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Friday, February 23, 2018

Applications being accepted

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Friends of Music of Bethlehem invite voice students up to age 20 and instrumentalists up to age 19 to apply to audition for the Outstanding Young Artist Competition.

Video auditions and applications are due no later than Feb. 28.

The winner, who will receive a cash award of $600, will be presented in a formal public recital 3 p.m. April 29 at Wesley United Methodist Church.

In the event of a tie, judges may recommend a joint recital with shorter playing...

Yahdee says ...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Continuing the long Pennsylvania German tradition of predicting the end of winter, Grundsau (Groundhog) Lodge No.16, took mascot Yahdee and his “grandson” Lee to the banks of Jordan Creek, South Whitehall Township.

If, as legend has it, Yahdee would see his shadow, there would be six more weeks of winter. If no shadow appears, we would be in for an early spring.

As the temperature were in the low 20s on Groundhog Day, most on hand at the early hour of 7 a.m. were hoping for a...

Northwestern Elementary honors America’s veterans

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

Northwestern Elementary School recently celebrated Veterans Day.

Cub Scout Pack 588 posted the colors and students who were members of several local Girl Scout Troops led The Pledge of Allegiance.

Fifth grade students wrote essays about what the flag meant to them.

Fourth grade students performed The Star-Spangled Banner, This Land is Your Land, and You’re a Grand Old Flag throughout the celebration.

Third grade students were asked to write letters to the veterans...

Hope Church hosts 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, recently sponsored its 11th Sportsmen’s Banquet.

The evening started with an introduction and welcome by Bill VanArtsdalen followed by a blessing by Pastor Ken Kalisz.

Dinner was then served with various wild game was on the menu.

Wild boar sausage, venison meatloaf, venison stroganoff, venison chili, bear chili, roast turkey and rabbit pot pie along with other savory treats dominated the aromas wafting throughout the church....

Events planned for February

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Healing Place at Living Stone Fellowship, 6925 Flint Hill Road, New Tripoli, will have a Men’s Bible Study 8 a.m. Feb. 10.

Also, at 6 p.m. that night, they will have a Family and Community Get-Together with a meatloaf dinner.

Dessert will feature a bake-off contest with judging of submitted entries of cakes, pies and cookies.

Entries must be prepared off-site within 24 hours of the contest and brought to the dinner ready to be served.,


Musicians, singers needed

Saturday, February 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, has opportunities for residents who like to sing or play a musical instrument.

The “Good Vibrations” Chorus, led by Nancy Shumaker, invites all singers to have fun and make some new friends, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 26.

“Latin Salsa Band,” led by Hector Rosado, is looking for musicians to join this newly formed Latin Salsa Band, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20 and 27. Bring your instrument.


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church selling fastnachts

Saturday, February 10, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynn is not a “cold” community. Yes, it’s freezing. Yes, we’re destined for six more weeks of winter, if you believe a certain rodent’s prognostications.

Keep your heart and hands warm by volunteering.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, is having its annual Fastnacht sale on Feb. 10.

Supplies are limited so, consider preordering by calling Ruth at 610-562-7406 or Faye at 610-298-2271.


St. Peter’s UCC, Lynn ville, will be having an ice cream social...

S. Whitehall veterinarian publishes her first poetry book

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A South Whitehall Township veterinarian has published her first book of poetry.

Dr. Debby Cougar, a small animal veterinarian since 1996, said she accidentally wrote “14 Cats,” a 34-page book of personal loves, losses and heartaches.

“I don’t read poetry,” Cougar said. “If you told me I would write this five years ago, I would have laughed at you.”

The first poem, “Colors,” just came to her one fall day.

She shared it with her family and they liked it.