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Scary stories at Log House

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by ANN BARTHOLOMEW Special to The Press in Local News

Charles Kiernan entertained members and friends of the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society recently with scary stories told in the Bortz Log House in Wescosville.

Kiernan, a board member of the historical society, is a member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild. Among the tales he told in his inimitable style were some derived from the tales of the Brothers Grimm, others based on ancient English and Irish myths and one set in his own creation, the village of Lost Dollar...


Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Every year, Alburtis bestows the honor of "May Day Queen" on a high school senior who is recognized at the annual Lockridge May Festival during the Lockridge Theatre Group's Renaissance performance at the Lockridge Furnace property ruins.

This year the May Day Queen will go down in history as the Alburtis Centennial Queen. This year's May Festival is being held May 12, 2013 as part of Alburtis' 100th birthday celebration.

The Centennial Queen must be a senior in high school,...

hurricane sandy Red Cross responds to Sandy

Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The American Red Cross has opened an evacuation shelter at UGI, 2121 City Line Road, Bethlehem, for people needing to leave their home during the weather events related to Sandy. A second shelter was opened at the Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown.

The Red Cross will provide cots and blankets, meals and emotional care. Anyone evacuating to a Red Cross shelter should bring essential items for each member of the family, including prescriptions and emergency medications;...


Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkland High School Class of 1956 has scheduled a 56th year reunion luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, at The Masters at Shepherd Hills, 1160 S. Krocks Road, Wescosville.

Call Louise Wotring Knopf at 610-799-3661 or Lucy Hersh Ritter at 610-395-4083 for more information.


Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.

Letters to the Editor, written by members of the community in support of a candidate, needed to have been received at Lehigh...


Sunday, November 4, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Minsi Trails Boy Scouts and volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food Nov. 10 for the 26th annual Scouting for Food community food drive.

In addition to the door to door pickups, there will be dropoff areas at area Walmarts, Wegmans, Lafayette Ambassador and Team Capital branch banks, United Way of the L.V., Minsi Trails Council, Ray Price Dealerships and Bennet Toyota. For information, visit www.scouting4food.com or call 610-264-8551...