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Cement Worker of the Month Jody V. Rebuck

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh-Heidelberg Evansville

Mr. Jody Rebuck was reared in Gowen City and graduated third in his class from Shamokin High School in 1988.

"I was always interested in math and mechanical science," he says. "During my school days I was employed at a local garage."

Jody enrolled at Pennsylvania State University and earned a degree in electrical engineering. During the summer months he worked as an intern for PPL at the Sunbury and Montour power plants.

The young engineer started his career at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg, in 1993.

Coplay column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future uncertain for former hobby shop location

With the passing of Tony Stanz, uncertainty remains over whether the borough will be without another business.

Stanz was owner of Tony's Hobby Shop, which was a fixture for decades in Coplay.

Commercial enterprises thrived for many years on Second Street when the pavement was filled with shoppers and those enjoying a night out.

It might be too soon to ascertain whether the hobby shop, once a pool hall, becomes a casualty to larger commercial enterprises.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sports sign-ups are next week

Sign-ups for spring sports are under way at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 (must turn 12 after May 1) are eligible to play T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.

Registration is being held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.

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The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its fifth annual benefit antique show March 2 and 3 at its campus at 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Ventriloquist, magician to entertain

Amazing Events by Linda Holliday, a well-known ventriloquist and magician, will be presented 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua.

Tickets can be purchased for just the show or for a dinner/show.

The dinner will include hot dogs, chips, relish tray/dip, homemade desserts and a drink. Proceeds will go to benefit the Lutheran Congregational Services Disaster Relief Fund and Holy Trinity's Heating Fund.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Zumba classes continue

Zumba fitness classes for all ages are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a cost at Bethany Wesleyan Church.

For more information, call 610-767-1239, or visit www.bethanywes.org.

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Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, did not have the activities schedule ready at press time.

Crafts and puzzles are available everyday.

For additional information on the center, call Edith Knauss at 610-767-2977.

Moore column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

PTA seeks volunteers

Moore Elementary PTA is seeking volunteers to assist with attendance tracking during the free fitness classes being offered 3:15-4:25 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 28-Feb. 20.

If interested, email Dianna Schoenen at diannaschoenen@yahoo.com or call 610-360-3846.

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Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Valley View Drive (Route 946) will hold blood pressure screenings Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The church will also hold two Ash Wednesday services Feb. 13. The times are 1 and 7 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Gov. Wolf antique show set for March 2, 3

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its fifth annual benefit antique show March 2 and 3 at its campus at 6600 Jacksonville Road.

The show will be held in the society's three historic buildings, many in room settings on all floors of the 18th-century Ralston McKeen House, the Governor Wolf Academy and in the Monocacy School.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Relay for Life of Whitehall

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

Relayer shares cancer story

To illustrate the toll that cancer takes and how the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life can help, I have asked my friend, Gene, to tell me about being a caregiver for his dad, who passed away battling lung cancer. This is Gene's story:

I'm writing this article on what would have been my father's 72nd birthday. This was my very first experience – up close and personal – with cancer and it has forever changed me on a very fundamental level.

Remembering

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by BY ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Ironton Railroad was a vital link for cement plants

In this second column, I'm down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mike Bednar on the roots of the hamlet. His grandfather immigrated to Darktown and was employed by the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua in the year 1900.

A vital artery supplying the plant with limestone, coal and ore was the Ironton Railroad. Many of my readers enjoy walking the popular Ironton Rail-Trail in the township. The trail is the former bed of Ironton Railroad.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire company to host dinner buffet

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat Italian themed dinner buffet on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 till 8 p.m.

The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrées and desserts. All proceeds benefit the fire company.

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Plan to attend a special program on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., in the Kuntz Hall of Hope Lutheran Church to hear volunteers from the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company discuss the important work they do and how they serve the community.