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Monday, June 18, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church having picnic, basket social June 3

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Mark your calendar! Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irving Road, in the Saegersville area, is having a church picnic and basket social, rain or shine, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 3.

All are welcome to come out and enjoy a fun and relaxing afternoon in the country.

Dress casually and bring lawn chairs, family and friends.

A tasty selection of food will be available for purchase.

The musical group Jack and Friends will entertain with lots of toe-tapping music...

Guest View

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Millions of Americans are counting down the days until their summer vacations begin, with most U.S. travelers planning trips to warm-weather destinations.

Orlando has retained its top spot as the most visited domestic travel destination, while Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, have both grown in popularity compared to last summer.

“With the end of the long winter, this is shaping up to be another strong year for travel to sunny destinations,” said Bevi Powell, AAA East Central senior...

Students attend artists’ reception

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Maria Pulli, principal at Northwestern Elementary, headed the agenda for the Northwestern Lehigh School Board at its May 16 meeting.

She introduced Tracy Smoyer, elementary art instructor, who had brought 26 of her kindergarten to fifth grade art students to the meeting.

She said there had been 550 works of art put up in the school for the annual art show.

Students told about their work on a video. The kindergartners, Daniel Clare and Cameron Kahl, had made aquariums....

Editor’s View

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The weekend of May 18 to May 20 was a study in the contrast between love and hate, good vs. evil.

On Friday, hate prevailed as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, walked into the school’s art complex with a shotgun and a handgun and began shooting at his fellow students.

In the end, 10 people were slaughtered. Another 13 were wounded. Pagourtzis was taken into custody following a shootout with police.

Cable news stations...

Washington board makes donations

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During a recent meeting, Washington Township supervisors have given approval to release a $1,000 budgeted donation to the Northern Lehigh swimming pool association. Also receiving a donation was the Slatington Public Library which gets $3,000

The amount of $20,000 was approved for Citizen’s Fire Company, Slatedale.

An intermunicipal planning agreement was approved for the Northwest Lehigh County comprehensive planning group consisting of Slatington, Lynn, Heidelberg, Washington...


Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In my dream I could see it “clear as day”

There it was on the calendar

The 33rd day of May

I wonder ... Is this some metaphor? ... or a portent?

So much happening outside our frame of reference

Terrorist attacks

Climate and environmental changes

Severe seismic shifts

Another Arab Spring?

“Wars and rumors of wars”

Person’s sensibilities are shaken

The Mayan calendar ended Dec. 21, 2012 (winter solstice)

Will a...

Creighton recertified as district judge

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Thomas C. Creighton of Slatington was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.

Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges is held in Harrisburg.

The weeklong instructional program is designed to ensure magisterial...


Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous....

Lehigh County honors senior heroes

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them. The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at the Zentz Building at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Dora M. Gensemer, of South Whitehall, is a Master Gardener and co-chairs the Peace Garden Ministry at Jordan United Church of Christ. She is also active with the church offering rides to those in need,...