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Friday, April 19, 2019

First responders drill for terrorist attacks

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some three-dozen law enforcement, fire and EMS leaders gathered March 26 and 27 to hone critical decision-making skills that would be required for public safety organizations to effectively combat the unthinkable — a coordinated terrorist attack in the Lehigh Valley.

The two-day course, certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was brought to the Valley by Lehigh County Emergency Management officials.

A classroom in the county’s Joint Operations Center, which also...

New hiking website is launched

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy has announced the launch of A.T. CAMP, a website allowing groups of six to 10 hikers to find and register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail.

This system is designed to help groups plan their hikes and to help minimize the amount of crowding at campsites and shelters along the Appalachian Trail, which causes damage to the environment and interrupts the solitude many seek in the backcountry.

Groups will be able to see how many other...

Annual consignment

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2019 Spring-Summer Kids Closet Sale will be held April 16 through 18 at Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

The sale 5-9 p.m. April 16 is for VIP passholders and new moms. The sale will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18.

The longtime community resource that helps families save money on children’s necessities has a new owner.

The Times News and Lehigh Valley Press purchased the Kids Closet Sale...

Job fair offered on April 4

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College will host a spring job fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 4 in the Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at the college’s main campus in Schnecksville.

Bring resumes and wear professional attire as more than 100 local and regional employers will be available to discuss full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship opportunities at this free event.

For more information, contact the Career Development Center at 610-799-...

Fire destroys mobile home

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SCOTT NAGY in Local News

Laurys Station, Neffs, Schnecksville, Whitehall (Egypt), Lehigh Township, and Greenawalds fire departments were dispatched for a mobile home fire that broke out just before 5:30 a.m. March 19 in the 1000 block of Dogwood St., North Whitehall Township.

The fire was called under control around 6:30 a.m.

... and some are scarce

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

As he contemplated personnel coverage for the 2019-20 school year, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman reported to The Press on difficulties finding staff for all the subjects offered.

“People aren’t going into teaching,” Troutman said.

Finding individuals to teach physics, chemistry, foreign languages and consumer science has become a challenge.

He noted Mansfield University dropped its consumer science program, which for many years trained teachers in what was...


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Tavern night April 12

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The last Tavern Night for the season at the Governor Wolf Historical Society will be held April 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and there will be music 7 to 10 p.m., provided by Pawnshop Bound in a return engagement. There will be food for sale by Macungie Farms.

Pawnshop Bound plays a mix of danceable rockabilly and old blues. The event is BYOB and you must be 21 years old to attend. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Also featured will be a wine basket...