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Zion's UCC salutes Honorary First Defenders

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Allentown chapter of the Honorary First Defenders was recently honored during a commemorative service at Zion's "Liberty Bell" United Church of Christ, Allentown.

The service, featuring choral music from the popular musical "Shenandoah," and the Civil War re-enactors' color guard from the 96th Pennsylvania Regiment, was based on the soldiers' prayer books from the Civil War.

Terry Lee, photographer for the Honorary First Defenders spoke with The Press at the service.

LCTI evacuated after suspicious object found

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

students and personnel at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, were evacuated as a safety precaution just after 2 p.m. Feb. 6 after a suspicious object was found.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say the area where the item was located was contained and secured.

The object was determined to be safe and was removed from the scene, police say.

Police say a juvenile is responsible for leaving the object at the campus.

This incident remains under investigation.

Six women charged with prostitution at S.W. spa

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Six women from the Aries Spa in the Dorneyville Shopping Center, South Whitehall, have been charged with prostitution following an investigation by the Lehigh County Drug Task Force and South Whitehall Township police.

According to Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security assisted with the investigation, which led to the Jan. 8 arrest of Xu Mya Gui Yue, 51; Jinyu Candy Yang, 43; Kim Young Soon, 55; Sun Mi Gege Lee, 36; and Xian Sara Shun Zi, 37; all of Queens, N.Y., and Pun Son Hutcheson, 61, of Vernon, Conn.

DUI Victims Moving Memorial stops in Fogelsville

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Pennsylvania DUI Association, in conjunction with Upper Macungie Township Police Department, recently brought the association's DUI Victims Moving Memorial to the Lehigh Valley to raise awareness about impaired driving.

Lehigh Valley residents could visit the memorial Dec. 23, 2014, in the lot of Weis Market, Fogelsville.

An interior handpainted garden in the memorial features a 25-foot wall printed with 2,000 names of men, women and children killed in DUI crashes over the years in the commonwealth.

Theater students follow the 'Yellow Brick Road'

Thursday, November 27, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Theater students from the Allentown Jewish Community Center recently performed the musical "The Wizard of Oz."

This two-act musical tells the story of Dorothy Gale from Kansas, who is separated from her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry Gale during a tornado.

As she tries to find her way back home through Munchkinland, a cornfield, apple orchard and forest, she meets a scarecrow without a brain, tin man without a heart and a cowardly lion.

This musical was based on the original motion picture "The Wizard of Oz," from the book by L. Frank Baum.

Challenge benefits SEAL families

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

More than 100 athletes came together Sept. 7 for the 10th annual Navy SEAL Benefit Challenge at VFW Post 7293, Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Nine teams, consisting of seven or more athletes ranging in age from 12 to 62, participated in the three-event challenge, consisting of the Grinder Physical Training, an obstacle course and a 4-mile run in team formation.

Dr. Raymond Fritz, of Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall, said he and Steve Turoscy were directors of the challenge.

Cedar Crerst: 'Hair' to be performed Aug. 8-17

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

TKO Productions and Town Square Players are presenting their version of the musical "Hair" at Cedar Crest College.

This two-act musical, set in New York in the 1960s portrays the story about a "Tribe" a group of political active long hair hippies living a bohemian life and fighting against conscription during the Vietnam War.

The musical is based on the Broadway musical of the same name written by James Rado and Germone Ragni with music by Gait MacDermont.

Tyler Fernandez plays George Berger and Justin Brinker portrays Claude in the show.

Club welcomes fellow Rotarians from Turkey

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West recently hosted a Friendship Exchange Team from Turkey at its meeting at Luther Crest Retirement Center, South Whitehall Township.

Prior to the meeting at Luther Crest, South Whitehall, Assistant Governor for Area 1 Sue Weber told The Press 11 Rotarians from the Friendship Exchange Team from local Rotary Clubs went to Turkey in March.

Local head to SkillsUSA event

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Fifteen students from four area trade schools were recognized at a recent "Breakfast of Champions" celebration prior to leaving to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

The breakfast sponsored by Air Products, energized and prepared the students as they headed to Kansas City where they recently competed against more than 5,600 contestants from all 50 states and three territories in 99 separate events June 23-28.

Club welcomes fellow Rotarians from Turkey

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rotary Club of Allentown West recently hosted a Friendship Exchange Team from Turkey at its meeting at Luther Crest Retirement Center, South Whitehall Township.

Prior to the meeting at Luther Crest, South Whitehall, Assistant Governor for Area 1 Sue Weber told The Press 11 Rotarians from the Friendship Exchange Team from local Rotary Clubs went to Turkey in March.