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Players of the Stage to present 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a one-act show, is being presented by local Christian theater group, Players of the Stage.

Based on Barbara Robinson's work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there will be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School's Christmas play.

Laurel Strickland portrays Beth Bradley. Natalie Sampsell plays Grace Bradley.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Hamilton Crossings project close to construction start

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Hamilton Crossings project is a step closer to beginning construction as reported at the Nov. 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The project will consist of Target and Costco as the anchor stores with the facades of these stores to be adapted to the area. There have been changes from the original plan to allow for adapting to the land. The ballfield area may be relocated due to unresolved issues.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Local artist unveils artwork for Emmaus Christmas card

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Bob Boehmer, an Emmaus artist and member of the Emmaus Arts Commission, unveiled his original artwork for the Emmaus Christmas card at the Nov. 19 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.

Boehmer released number eight in the Christmas card series highlighting the Remembrance Garden at the Knauss Homestead. "An Emmaus Christmas to Remember" is the title of his newest creation.

He said he was inspired to paint the Remembrance Garden because he and his wife laid two bricks there this year. He placed one for his father and his wife placed one for her father. Both served in World War II.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Annual pageant set for Dec. 8, 9

The 34th annual Live Christmas Pageant will be held 1:45 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Eighth Avenue Rose Garden Band Shell between Union Boulevard and W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.

The LBCP committee is seeking seven major and other sponsors to cover costs. They are also looking for new committee members as well as two baby boys age three to six months and walk-in volunteers of all ages for various roles such as shepherds, angels, townspeople and behind the scenes support.

Contributions may be sent to LBCP, P.O. Box 263, Bethlehem, 18016-0263. For information, call 610-865-0274.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 29

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Nov. 30

The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter wonderland display 5 to 9 p.m. at their museum, 563 Chestnut St., Emmaus.

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Macungie

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by TIM SINGLES Special to The Press in Local News

This year's 84th annual Sheeprock Trek started at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 22 with a clear starlit sky and temperatures in the mid-20s, a perfect start for more than 230 men, women and children to begin their trek up to Sheeprock Overlook for the 84th annual Thanksgiving sunrise service.

The annual trek is sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 71 and Girl Scout Troops 690 and 6413.

This trek started last week for most of the Scouts who spent the weekend raking leaves from the trail and making any necessary repairs to trails and bridges so everyone could have a safe and enjoyable walk.

Bikers gather together to make Christmas joyous for children

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

A.B.A.T.E. members deliver gifts to The Children's Center

The sound of engines filled the beautiful sunny afternoon as some 500 motorcycles loaded with toys set out to deliver these packages to some very excited children.

The 29th annual toy run led by A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) started in the Dorney Park parking lot Nov. 17. This event occurs every year through sunshine, rain, snow, sleet and any other weather. Nothing keeps the cyclists away from the smiling children's faces, their families and the staff at the center.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lease approved for detox center in Salisbury Township

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

With budget season behind them, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners convened Nov. 20, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.

The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.