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Brooke Piazza

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Grade: 12

Family members: Carol Piazza (mother), Mark Piazza (father) and Kristen Piazza (sister)

Favorite subject: My favorite subject to study is my business classes because I intend to study in the business field once I reach the college level.

Activities: I am involved in Key Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Friends Peer Listeners, Retreat Team, Kairos leader fall 2016, MiniTHON participant, MiniTHON committee, Future Business Leaders of America, a...

Feast Day Mass

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The annual St. Joseph’s Slovenian parish’s feast day commemorative Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 18 at the church, 416 E. Fifth St., on the day preceding the actual feast day. The church was founded in 1913 by Slovenian immigrants.

The celebrant will be The Rev. Clifton “Father Cliff” Bishop of Incarnation of Our Lord R.C. Church. There will be Slovenian and English music.

The service will be followed by a reception at Saucon Valley Acres, 1303...

Volunteer training being offered

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Crime Victims

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley Inc. needs volunteers to help provide support services for victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

The next volunteer training program will be in March.

This 10-session training will be conducted Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Crime Victims Council office, 801 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Topics include child abuse, the emotional aftermath of crime, crisis intervention, the criminal justice system,...

Students perform at PMEA event

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in School

One hundred and thirty high school musicians from District 10, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, performed Feb. 11 at Parkland High School.

Richard Sniscak, superintendent with Parkland School District gave the opening remarks.

Eric Hahn, president with PMEA District 10 also spoke.

The opening numbers were directed by Parkland High School Director Jason Lerew.

He then introduced the guest conductor Dennis Glocke, professor with Penn State University.


Traditions to get independent decider

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Broughal was supposed to decide that motion on March 1, when the hearing was scheduled to resume. But that never happened. Broughal told commissioners that his decision, whatever it is, would be the basis of an appeal. He also predicted that other disqualification motions would soon follow, aimed at others.

Retirement community developer Traditions of America (TOA) is seeking tentative plan approval for a 229-home development on lands owned by Green Pond Country Club. Previous...

DD donates Roast Hunger funds

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Second Harvest Food Bank has received a $26,000 donation from local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees through their “Roast Hunger” program. The funds will help to provide more than 150,000 meals to those in need throughout the Lehigh Valley.

From November 25-December 31, DD Perks members could redeem a special “Roast Hunger” large hot coffee offer. For every offer redeemed, Dunkin’ Donuts donated 50 cents to regional food bank partners. Overall, the “Roast Hunger” program raised...

Transfer of funds to benefit Cedarbrook

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution March 8 transferring $10.6 million from the county stabilization fund to the intergovernmental transfer fund which will go directly to Cedarbrook Nursing Homes.

The bill, sponsored by Commissioner Dan Hartzell, specifically provides for the intergovernmental transfer of funds to the Department of Human Services in order to provide the non-federal share of Medical Assistance payments to nursing homes.