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Allentown pair charged with conspiracy, retail theft

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A man and woman from Allentown were charged with criminal conspiracy — retail theft just before 3 p.m. Feb. 22 after they allegedly removed assorted clothing from Burlington, 7150 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Carlos Albert Gutierrez, 30 and Ana Iris Santos-Pacheco, 34, both of the 1400 block of Turner St., Allentown, were attempting to flee from the scene in a vehicle and police conducted a vehicle stop in the store’s parking lot.

2020 Census postcards to be mailed in mid-March

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The U.S. Census Bureau kicked off its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural Village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.

National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.

Robert F. Toth Jr., area census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Allentown Area office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall, told The Press Jan. 17 his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers.

Macungie woman charged with stealing money from Sanctuary at Haafsville

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A former treasurer for an Upper Macungie nonprofit animal rescue group has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing more than $11,000.

According to an affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner’s office, Upper Macungie Police Detective Jason Wheeler stated around April 28, 2018, police received a complaint from Linda Green, president of The Sanctuary of Haafsville.

Lehigh Valley Press reporter peeks into the life of EMT, paramedic

Monday, December 23, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance offers ‘Go for a Ride’ program

Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently offered the Lehigh Valley Press a chance to participate in the “Go for a Ride” program.

Reporters who took part experienced a day in the life of a Cetronia paramedic and emergency medical technician.

After receiving a tour of the ambulance and learning about some of the equipment from Cetronia Paramedic Austin Carpenter and EMT Robert Owen, this reporter, Carpenter and Owen were off to our first call — a patient with abdominal pains, who was transported to a local hospital.

Allentown Rescue Mission to benefit from ‘The Mouse That Roared’

Sunday, December 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, will present “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township.

Freewill donations for admission will be donated to the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Based on Leonard Wibberley’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel, the play tells the story of a tiny country, the Dutchy of Grand Fenwick, and how its citizens declared and won a war with the United States.

Lehigh County Office of Aging pays tribute to Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to unsung heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Building, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Linda E. Hengeveld, Ann E. Bartholomew, William E. Palmer, Melinda K. Bonanni and James W. Harper.

Linda E. Hengeveld

Players of the Stage to perform ‘The Outsiders’

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian home school theater group, will present “The Outsiders” April 11-13 to benefit Hope Kids of Allentown.

This play is based on S.E. Hinton’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel.

The play tells the 1960s story of the conflict between two rival gangs, the working class “Greasers” and the upper class “Socs” as told by Ponyboy Curtis, a young Greaser.

North Whitehall resident Jake Diem, who plays Ponyboy Curtis spoke with The Press about his character.

LCTI forges bond with school districts for new welding center

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute administrators, staff and students and local school administrators broke ground March 14 for a new $4.25 million welding technology center.

Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony included LCTI Executive Director Dr. Thomas J. Rushton, Director of Career and Technical Education Kurt Adam, Joint Operating Committee Vice Chairperson Gary Fedorcha, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani.

Giant Food Stores begins deploying robots

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced recently the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.

Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.