Lehigh County officials unveiled in back-to-back press events Aug. 28 the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.
President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.
Hansell replaces Don Cunningham who, after six years, left the position to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic...
In the Girl Scout bridging event in the Aug. 29 issue of the Press, we incorrectly noted the founder of Girl Scouts 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon Low. The Press apologizes for this error.
The Saucon Valley Conservancy's sixth annual barn tour will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. The event will begin at the Beethoven Waldheim Club, 1984 Waldheim Road, Hellertown.
This year's tour includes two early twentieth century open frame dairy barns, a granary and a corn crib, an extended supported forebay barn, a unique posted forebay standard barn, a restored frame standard barn with an accompanying summer kitchen, and the Heller barn.
Proceeds will be...
East Penn School District students board the bus for the new school year Aug. 27.
A Colonial Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770s, the time of Allentown's...
Franklin Collado-Duran, 31, of Bronx, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at State Route 222 north, Lower Macungie Township, 3:59 a.m. Aug. 12. Collado-Duran was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol when troopers stopped to assist him. Collado-Duran's BMW 325i was pulled over on the shoulder of the I-78 ramp.
Jeremy Melendez, 20, of Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Princeton Road at Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township, 1:17 a.m. Aug. 25....
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary had the Valley in a buzz to celebrate National Honey Bee Day Aug. 18.
The event was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association. This is the fourth year the sanctuary has celebrated Honey Bee Day.
Live bees on display allowed for viewing and observation for an up-close and personal look. Bee colonies have three members, the queen, worker bees and drones.
Members of the Beekeepers Association gave explanations on bee life, equipment used...
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Frank J. and Judith A. Scheck, of Bethlehem, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 18 with a buffet luncheon at the Hotel Bethlehem.
After the luncheon, there was a gathering at the home of their son, Jeff, and his wife, Julie, of Bethlehem.
The couple also has a daughter, Kerry, and her husband, Robinson Cooper, of Dublin, Ohio.
Judy is the daughter of the late Maude and Floyd Warnke. Her husband is...
Eleven years have passed since the 9/11 Islamic extremists' terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the crash of hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 into a farmer's field near Shanksville, Somerset County.
Last year's 10th anniversary memorial tributes to those lost in the tragedy were televised; I doubt there will be as much broadcast this year.
The pain and sense of loss, however, continues for the families...
Area children and their families gathered in Whitehall recently for the annual Kick for Kancer soccer camp.
Hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the camp served as an advance kickoff for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in September.
The event, held at Schadt Avenue Park and Playground, focused on teamwork, friendship and quality-of-life activities for children who have cancer.
Founded in 2003, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh...