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Wednesday, August 21, 2019


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered in Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met.

The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and...

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Father’s Day was celebrated at the Lehigh Valley Zoo with activities geared to Dads and families. The “Avenger” Captain Marvel and Captain America were on hand to keep the families safe from unwanted aliens as well as pose with dads and families for photos. Despite the threat of rain, most of the day remained dry and the zoo filled with families wanting to enjoy time with the residents of the zoo.

Coroner says toddler’s death due to drowning in pool at home

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich says the 1-year-old Weisenberg Township toddler who was found unresponsive in the swimming pool at his home died from drowning.

According to Minnich, King Reyes was pronounced dead 4:18 p.m. July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The baby’s autopsy was performed July 22 and Minnich ruled his death an accident.

In addition to the coroner’s office, State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, investigated.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, please contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

THIRD STREET ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN, INC., Easton, is looking for individuals or groups to...

Oasis Community Center For families impacted by substance use disorder

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Oasis Community Center charted new ground when it opened with a ceremony attended by more than 150 guests recently.

Located in the historic Park Plaza Farmhouse, at 3400 Bath Pike, the center is the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and will serve families and individuals impacted by Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

Special speakers at the June 28 grand opening included Jennifer Smith, secretary, PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs; Lamont McClure, Northampton County...

Council welcomes part-time officer

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by AMIT KAR in Local News

Mayor Carolee Gifford and Police Chief Ed Bachert, amid cheers and congratulations of family and friends, swore in Isaac Jimenez, a Marine veteran, as a new part-time police officer for Fountain Hill Borough July 24.

Discussions indicated that the borough faces not an insignificant amount of turnover of its relatively small police department, requiring frequent hiring. Concerns about maintaining an adequate force to keep the borough self-reliant on public safety, albeit with a strain...


Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Named to ‘Best Hospital’ list

Lehigh Valley Hospital−Cedar Crest has been named as a Best Hospital in the 30th annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings list for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. For the rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for...

CHAMBER Walla Gazoo set for August 19

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bethlehem Business Community’s annual Walla Gazoo golf tournament and backyard barbecue will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Bethlehem Golf Club, 400 Illicks Mill Road, 18017. The event supports the Bethlehem Chamber.

The golf tournament, which is sold out, begins with registration at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. It closes with an awards ceremony behind the clubhouse by the 18th hole. There are tickets available for the barbecue, which includes dinner,...

Voting Machine Demonstrations in Northampton County

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lamont McClure and the Department of Elections will hold demonstrations of the new Election Systems & Software (ES&S) ExpressVote XL voting machines at sites around Northampton County before the Nov. 5 election.

Members of the public will be able to cast a mock ballot so they can see how the machine functions. Employees from the Election Office will be on hand to provide guidance and answer any questions.

An ExpressVote XL machine will also be on display in the Rotunda...