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Boy Scouts, leaders honored at dinner

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Two hundred regional Boy Scout leaders and Scouts with the Minsi Trails Council attended a recent awards dinner at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Six local leaders, Dr. Michael Dolan and Michael Faccinetto, both of Bethlehem, Michael Gaugler, of Whitehall, Grant Kotz, of Alburtis, Brian O'Leary, of Easton, and Dr. Donald Snyder, of Orefield, were honored for their outstanding service to the youth in the community and were given the Silver Beaver Award at the Jan. 25 dinner. Kyle...

African violets easy to care for in home

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Despite what many people think, African violets are very easy to care for. The plants can tell you what they need if you watch for their signs.

Bright green foliage, but no flowers, is an indication that the plant needs more light. On the other hand, if the foliage is pale green and yellowing, and you know that you have been fertilizing and watering properly, this is a sign that the plant is receiving too much light.

East-facing windows with a sheer curtain in place are good...

Lehigh County

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such...


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Families of the tiniest babies at Lehigh Valley Hospital are now able to view them in real time on their computer or smart phone through a webcam system developed by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The new system was unveiled at a news conference Feb 5 at the hospital's Cedar Crest campus.

Jacelia Cruz and Samuel Colon, of Bethlehem, whose baby, Janiya, was born two months prematurely in mid-January, marvel at the technology.

"Without being able to see my baby...

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

I am writing regarding Debbie Galbraith's article [Editor's View page A10 East Penn Press, Salisbury Press] on the ASPCA commercials published Jan. 17.

I liked what you reported about the ASPCA, but I am somewhat dissappointed you did not mention Forgotten Felines and Fidos shelter in your list of local animal organizations.

They have resided in Germansville, Heidelberg Township since 2000 and have a lot of cats for adoption, provide low-cost spay/neuter...


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

As Cedar Crest College's William D. Reimert lecture speaker for 2013, documentary filmmaker and philanthropist, Abigail Disney, will be speaking on "Why Women Matter" 7 p.m. March 14 in Samuels Theatre.

Disney, the daughter of Roy E. Disney, will also be receiving an honorary degree from Cedar Crest College before hosting the lecture. Disney spoke to the Lehigh Valley Press preceding the event about topics she will be discussing.

Disney was a producer on the documentary "Pray...


Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township, will be having its fifth annual chili cook-off 5-8 p.m. March 16.

The community is invited to taste 40 chilies from professional, amateur and firehouse chefs and vote for their favorites.

Free-will donations will support the ministries of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.

Log onto asburylv.org for more information.