Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Audrey Penn Family members remember her as a strong, loving woman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

She was a strong, independent woman.

“She learned how to be strong,” LaFond said about her mother. “She told us not to depend on anyone but yourself. Take one day at a time and pray on it. Do the best you can. She worried about me because I was the only girl.”

“I learned a good work ethic from my mom,” son Karl said. “She often told me not to depend on someone else. She also taught me how to clean.”

“I really appreciate that,” Karl’s wife Tracey said.

Audrey Penn Family members remember her as a strong, loving woman

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

She was a strong, independent woman.

“ learned how to be strong,” LaFond said about her mother. “She told us not to depend on anyone but yourself. Take one day at a time and pray on it. Do the best you can. She worried about me because I was the only girl.”

“I learned a good work ethic from my mom,” son Karl said. “She often told me not to depend on someone else. She also taught me how to clean.”

“I really appreciate that,” Karl’s wife Tracey said.

Family questions go unanswered

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.

Family questions go unanswered

Monday, September 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.

ANOTHER view

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Equifax: Life will never be the same

Are you worried a complete stranger has your personal information?

It is very possible you are one of 143 million U.S. consumers to have had your birthday, Social Security number, driver’s license number, address and other personal information stolen from Equifax Inc.

I am “potentially” one of those consumers, according to the Equifax website.

Buckeye Tavern set to open May 22

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.

The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.

Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.

“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.

Buckeye Tavern receives certificate of ‘Haunt’ thenticity

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”

The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.

LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.

Lucky’s adventure ends well

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Everyone loves a little adventure now and then, especially when you are a 3-1/2-year-old black and tan tabby named Lucky from Lower Macungie.

Oh, and did I mention he is blind?

On March 1, Lucky began his adventure around 1:15 a.m., somehow living the life of an escape artist and leaving the comforts of his home in the Ancient Oaks West development.

A flier was placed on social media sites and sent to various news outlets asking for help in locating the escapee March 2.

Area school districts voice concerns about tax proposal

Monday, February 20, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Representatives from Salisbury, Panther Valley, Parkland, Bethlehem and Nazareth Area school districts, along with circuit riders for the Pennsylvania Campaign for Fair Education Funding met Feb. 1 at the Salisbury Township Administration Building to talk about the impact of Senate Bill 76 on school districts.

The goal of Senate Bill 76, according to state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29th, is to eliminate all school property taxes across the commonwealth and replace those taxes with a combination of funding from personal income tax and sales and use tax.