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Friday, April 19, 2019

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...

CPR class

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


United Church of Christ Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Ave., South Whitehall, is offering a hands only adult CPR class 10 a.m. to noon April 6 at the church.

Get familiar with adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation with no need for mouth-to-mouth contact.

For more information, contact the church at 610-435-1763.

Pennsylvania German Easter sayings

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

Good Friday

Der Karfreidaag kehrt mer all die Schtuwwe aus un verbrennt seller Dreck, no hot mer Glick. Sweeping all the rooms on Good Friday and burning the sweepings brings good luck.

Uff der Karfreidaag darf mer nit mischde, schunscht macht mer de Hexe die Die ruff. Stables must not be cleaned on Good Friday lest the witches enter.

Uff Karfreidaag soll mer ken Fleesch esse ausgenumme Fisch, schunscht hot mer ken Glick mit seim Vieh. Your cattle will not thrive if you...

SEIU workers attend county commissioners’ meeting

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Several employees of Lehigh County’s Department of Human Services Department attended the county commissioners March 27 meeting voicing concern about lack of progress on a contract.

Security was increased around the room with additional deputies inside and outside.

The assembly, however, remained peaceful and respectful.

Their union contract expired Dec. 31, 2018, according to one of the representatives speaking to commissioners during the public comment portion of the...

Registration open for faith-based recovery high school

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in School

The Diocese of Allentown is accepting applications for admission to Kolbe Academy, its new high school for students in recovery from addiction.

Kolbe Academy, the nation’s first faith-based recovery high school, will open in September in Hanover Township.

Admission is open to any high school student who is in recovery from substance addiction.

The school will serve students of all faiths from all five counties of the Diocese: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton and...


Wednesday, March 27, 2019 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.

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

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Age 55 or...

All clear given after hazmat response to bishop’s office

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County Special Operations Team, Cetronia volunteer firefighters, Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, Allentown City paramedics and South Whitehall police responded to a possible hazard materials incident around 11 a.m. March 26 at the office of the bishop for the Allentown Catholic Diocese.

The office, located inside the American Bank building, 4029 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, was evacuated, as was the bank.

The secretary to Bishop Alfred A. Schlert apparently...

LCTI forges bond with school districts for new welding center

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute administrators, staff and students and local school administrators broke ground March 14 for a new $4.25 million Welding Technology Center.

Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included LCTI Executive Director Dr. Thomas J. Rushton, Director of Career and Technical Education Kurt Adam, Joint Operating Committee Vice Chairman Gary Fedorcha, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, and Pa. Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani....

Allentown West Rotarian Barb Kistler receives award

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Allentown West Rotarian Dr. Barbara Kistler of New Tripoli recently received the Emmaus Rotary Club’s International Women’s Day Celebration Rotary Award.

The award honors a fellow woman Rotarian who is a leader in her chosen field and is leading the way in outstanding International and local humanitarian service.

The presentation was made at the Emmaus Rotary Club’s meeting at the Brookside Country Club, Macungie. Emmaus Rotary President Rick Zayaitz presented the award.