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Friday, February 23, 2018


Thursday, February 1, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ei! Yi! Yi! Sis schunt zeit fer Grundsau Daag un zu raus finne wan Frieyaahr kummt. Ich denk ass mir Acht gewwe mus zum Herr Grundsau mariyefrieh. Ei! Yi! Yi!

It is already time for Groundhog Day and to find out when spring is coming. I think we will need to pay attention to Mr. Groundhog tomorrow morning.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, will be open for genealogical research 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 10. Wi-Fi is...

Events planned for February

Thursday, February 1, 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.,


Parker takes second at annual poetry competition

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Jessica Parker has earned a second place for her recitation of three separate poems at the annual Poetry Out Loud competition Jan. 18. As in the past, the regional contest was held at the Allentown Art Museum.

Dressed in a black dressed patterned with embroidered flowers, Parker seemed to embody the themes of the three poems she memorized for her recitation.

These included Lord Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty,” and two newer works, one by Ellen Bass about a butterfly, and another...

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Zoo offering guests a meal with giraffes Murphy and Tatu

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is offering a unique giraffe experience for two at various times during February.

Guests will get to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside the St. Luke’s Giraffe Barn with the zoo’s very own Murphy and Tatu at select times Feb. 1-28.

They will have a private setting with just the giraffes and a member of the zoo keeper team.

Breakfast will include a yogurt parfait, bagels, muffins and fresh cut fruit.



Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Call 610-298-2710.

·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. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call 610-751-...

LVHN surges ahead of the flu

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Large tents have been set up outside the emergency rooms at the Cedar Crest campus of Lehigh Valley Health Network, in Salisbury Township, and at the network’s Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem, to handle the large surge of patients visiting the hospitals with flu-related symptoms.

LVHN Spokesman Brian Downs comented on the tents.

“We set up a surge hospital outside the ER at our LVH-Cedar Crest site on Jan. 15 due to high patient volume,” Downs said.

“The last time we did...

Ways to avoid the flu

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

According to the Centers for Disease Control, getting a flu shot remains the best deterrent to contracting the flu. In addition, there are other ways to help avoid the flu:

·Wash hands often with soap and water

·Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth. Germs on hands can easily spread this way.

·Avoid close contact with sick people.

If you are showing flu symptoms, seek medical care.

‘My spiritual life-giving guardian’

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Local News

Molly Troxell never thought that when she first met John Garrity their working relationship would become a 40-year friendship.

Troxell, who recently began her 18th year as an elementary school art instructor, was Garrity’s student teacher at Northern Lehigh Elementary School.

“I student-taught in England for half a year before I met Mr. Garrity,” said Troxell, who teaches in the Bethlehem school district and is a resident of Emmaus. “At the time, Northern Lehigh was an open...