Twenty-three Lehigh Valley and 15 Texas students left June 27 from the Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall for a trip to China. The group left June 27 and returned July 13.
Barbara Campbell, former Parkland elementary teacher, and her husband, Tom, an engineer for Mack Trucks, led the group.
While in China, they visited Shanghai where they had a breathtaking view of the city on the glass sky walk of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest in Asia and the third tallest in the world.
The Intergovernmental and Appointments Committee of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners met Aug. 1 to interview candidates for the vacant position of Lehigh County Executive Aug. 1.
Four candidates were interviewed for the position.
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The much-used Devonshire Road bridge over the Little Lehigh at Keystone Road, in the western portion of the township, was closed July 16 for repairs to the bridge roadway and parapet. Although the contractor has until Nov. 9 to finish the work and reopen the thoroughfare, a worker for RGC Group, of Bath, said recently that, barring an unforeseen period of bad weather, the work could be completed and the bridge reopened by late September or early October.
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Brady Kitz, Mollie Fisher, Colby Brisendine and Margaret Wright hold onto the handles of a parachute while they wait patiently for the game of cat and mouse to begin in Patty Feichtel's class July 30 at "Operation Overboard" Vacation Bible School at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township.
Acting Superintendent Dr. Louise Beauchemin informed parents Aug. 3 of a book salesman going to homes posing as a representative of local school districts. The district has received calls from several parents that this man came to their home saying he was connected to the Salisbury Township School District and wanted to sell books connected to the district curriculum.
Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.
The team rallies when no one believes.
At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.
The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.
Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference is how we respond, how we react.
John Reynard, of Emmaus, has been chosen by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the candidate to face Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, in the November election.
Berks County is expected to approve Reynard in a poll vote and the state party's executive committee is expected to make a decision this week to secure Reynard's place on the ballot in November.
Reynard sat down with The Press Aug. 6 to discuss his background, qualifications and goals for the 134th district.
To the Editor:
I am a Buckeye who arrived in the Lehigh Valley about 35 years ago and feel that JoePa is getting worse treatment than Adolph Hitler.
Most articles dealing with the Penn State situation frequently starts out with Joe Paterno and blank, blank and it appears that he was the bad guy. Seldom are the others mentioned at the outset.
Jonathan Nunez, 20, of Allentown, was arrested for the homicide of a Whitehall Township woman found murdered July 5 in the 2700 block of Lanze Lane, Salisbury Township.
Kimberly Cardona, 20, was found dead with numerous injuries to her head, face, neck, hands, legs and torso. Lehigh County Coroner Scot Grim said Cardona died from blunt force trauma to head and sharp force trauma to the neck.