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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

The Allentown Rescue Mission has new director

The Allentown Rescue Mission, located at 355 Hamilton St., Allentown, has welcomed a new director who attended the Feb. 12 T.R.I.A.D. meeting.

Chris Aylward, of Syracuse, N.Y., officially started his job as chief executive officer at the mission in January. Aylward has over 20 years of experience assisting homeless and impoverished people and has come to Allentown to continue to fulfill his passion of helping people in need.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Radio personality Mike Kelly visits first grade

Ignoring the threat of bad weather Feb. 8, radio personality Mike Kelly of B104 arrived at Alburtis Elementary School at 12:15 p.m. to read stories to three classes of first grade students and share with them the importance of reading.

The trio of classes totaling 61 students wore handmade crowns shaped like a bee with "We," a red heart and "B104." The students were accompanied by their teachers Pamela Briody, Deb Barlup and Kendra Bergman.

Lodge No. 1 members celebrate Groundhog Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Grundsow Lodge Nummer Ains an da Lechaw gathers for 77th year

It was a night of fun and reminiscing at the Germansville Fire Hall recently.

Approximately 215 people gathered to celebrate the 77th annual Versommling of Grundsow Lodge Nummer Ains an da Lechaw.

Members were serenaded by The Rhine-landers, a group who plays German songs popular with the patrons.

They topped off their repertoire with the timeless classic, "Schnitzelbank."

Dennis Hartman administered the oath to the members after the Rev. Russell Heintzelman gave the invocation.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by ANITA HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Festival celebrated for 31 years

The Twelfth Night Festival presented each year in January at Christ Lutheran Church, 13th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, is a highlight of the season. This year, the 31st annual festival was performed to a sold- out crowd.

Families enjoy participating in the performance together. For example, the four members of the Lea family from Salisbury Township all take part in Twelfth Night. Father Victor is Casper, one of the three kings, wife Susan is the Peacock Lady-in-Waiting, son Luke Lea is a king's page and daughter Alexandra is the Christkind.