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Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Local News

Demczyszyn honored by Lions Club

The Lehigh Township Lioness Club honored a Northampton Area High School senior May 2.

This has been the annual tradition of the club for many years.

Amanda Demczyszyn of Lehigh Township was presented with a gift from the club. Accompanying Amanda were Tara Mushko, an English teacher, and Tara Mrazik, who teaches marketing.

The committee for the evening consisted of Pat Amey, Louise Rabenold and Beverly Putt.

Members brought guests to the meeting and flowers were presented to each person.


Pickup truck added to borough fire company fleet

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Fire Department has added another vehicle to its fleet.

This time around it is not an aerial fire truck, but rather a pickup truck that has been obtained free of charge, borough council was advised at its May 16 meeting.

The fire department was able to obtain a 1986 four-wheel-drive pickup truck free of charge from government surplus. Fire Chief Robert Solderich said the truck will be outfitted for fighting brush fires along the railroad tracks.

Flowers, crafts bloom at event

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The campus of the Gov. Wolf Historical Society was turned into a brilliant display of various flowers and unique creations of arts and crafts Friday and Saturday.

The occasion was the society's first annual "country garden faire" at its location at 6600 Jacksonville Road, Allen Township.

Organizer Cathy Wilhelm said the creation of the garden faire came about after members saw something similar in Lancaster County. The society decided to offer a similar event to those in the Lehigh Valley, she said.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Communities That Care presentation – 7 p.m. Trinity United Church of Christ, 17 N. Third St., Coplay. Part of the experiencing community service. Information: Janet Ebert at 610-262-8933.

· Taco dinner – 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. Information: 610-865-3603, or

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

Moore Township Column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Local News

Carnival set for June 5

The Moore PTA is sponsoring a spring carnival and Egyptian night at the museum 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.

It will include food and games, an obstacle course, dunk tank, prizes and music and more.

For more information, email Beverly Jenkins at


This Saturday, May 25, is the last day to sign up for Moore Township Athletic Association fall football, cheerleading and soccer.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

A Moore Township man was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association for a book he wrote. The organization presented the annual Excellence in Craft Award to Tim Herd during its spring conference banquet in Franklin May 4.

Awards Chair Brad Isles distributed awards to 16 individuals in 18 categories. There were 220 total entries.

Family faces two brain tumors

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Within a week of each other, two of Diane Fragnito's kids were diagnosed with brain tumors.

In 2010, her son, Anthony, now 16, was dealing with headaches and fevers from Lyme disease. During the course of treatment, doctors discovered a brain tumor on his pituitary gland, said Fragnito, a Whitehall resident and owner of Fragnito's Place in Coplay

Describing the tumor as "common," doctors recommended an MRI to make sure the tumor was not interfering with the gland.

At the same time, her daughter, Christina, now 17, was also dealing with headaches.