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LVHN offers burn prevention seminar

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network Burn Prevention Center sponsored a seminar aimed at local and regional fire and EMS personnel titled "Wear Your Gear or End Up Here" May 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Keynote speakers were Mitch and Aimee Dryer, of Oneida, N.Y. and Dr. Daniel Lozano, medical director, LVHN Regional Burn Center.

Mitch Dryer was a municipal firefighter in Oneida when he became trapped in a structure collapse and fire in 2007.

Relay team awarded golden sneaker

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Focus Feature

The Relay for Life Team at Cedar Lutheran Church was awarded the "Golden Sneaker" award at the 9 a.m. service Feb. 17.

"Carolyn Self of Church World Service spoke for a few minutes about CWS and the relationship to the CROP Hunger Walk. Debra Olphin, a representative for the Greater Allentown CROP Walk Committee, presented The Golden Sneaker Award to recruiter Cindy Borger and the walkers from Cedar Lutheran Church, said Cindy Borger," chairperson of the Cedar Relay for Life committee.

Scott Ott announces bid for county executive

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Opinion

Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott, a Republican, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County executive recently in front of a room full of supporters at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.

This is the second time Ott is seeking this office.

In 2009, he lost his rookie bid for Lehigh County executive against incumbent Don Cunningham by 862 votes out of 41,000 cast.

Ott ran for county commissioner citing the county's overspending and the 16-percent tax hike as motivation.

Minsi Trail Council holds 19th Wood Badge reunion

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council held its 19th annual Wood Badge reunion dinner, "A Century of Eagle Scouts," recently at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

The reunion, which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Award, the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank, was attended by 155 people.

Wood Badge, the most advanced two-week training course for Scout leaders, started in the United States in 1948.

Master of ceremonies for the reunion dinner was Bryan Hill. Auctioneer for the live auction was Glenn Higbie.

History, memories, restauant items auctioned

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Items from the closed King George Inn, Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards, South Whitehall Township, were auctioned off Dec. 17, 2012.

Restaurant items such as ovens, tables, chairs, flatware and china went out for bid 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

After 3 p.m., antiques and collectables, which adorned the restaurant throughout its history were auctioned.

The one dining room was filled to capacity with bidders with overflow reaching into the adjoining dining room.