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Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Northampton County 4-H program is once again sponsoring the annual tree seedling sale.

Trees must be ordered by March 1 to guarantee availability. All orders must be prepaid.

The pickup date is April 27 at the 4-H Center, 777 Bushkill Center Road, Nazareth; Ace Hardware in Capital Plaza on Route 512, Bangor; and Miller's Supply, on Route 329, Northampton.

Order forms are available at extension.psu. edu/northampton/programs/4-h/fundraisers (go to "tree sale").


Bath column

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Christ United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut St., Bath, will hold a winter festival Saturday, Jan. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Come on out for a fun time with games and food and a snow cone eating contest, too!


Christ United Church of Christ will also host free youth volleyball events on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m.

Every child is invited to attend and have some indoor fun during the winter months. All equipment will be provided. Some light snacks will be...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.


Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

The Moore Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Lehigh Township supervisors meet at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069...


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in School

Pennsylvanians can contribute to a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program account in order to help pay college costs in the future.

The PA 529 GSP is designed to help savings grow to meet the future cost of education, said Sen. Pat Browne (R-16). When used for qualified higher education expenses, PA 529 GSP contributions grow at the rate of tuition inflation, subject to fees and premiums. For example, if you save enough for a semester at one of Pennsylvania's state universities today...


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area.

Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land.

A public forum will be held 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Jan. 24, to develop ideas for the facility. It will take place in the Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli. For additional...

Northampton police

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted the Upper Macungie Township Police Department in a narcotics search of a tractor trailer that had been stopped for a violation.


· Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 200 block of East 20th Street.

· A report of change stolen from a vehicle brought officers to the 1200 block of Franklin Street.


· Officers were called to...

Relay for Life of Whitehall

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

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.

My father was 6 feet 5 inches...

Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

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.


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...

Editor's View

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I started the new year without diabetes.

What makes that remarkable is the fact that I had diabetes in 2012.

I literally walked into St. Luke's Hospital's Allentown campus Dec. 31, 2012, with diabetes and walked out on New Year's Day without the disease.

The reason for the overnight turnaround is metabolic surgery. Specifically, I had gastric bypass, which is a form of bariatric or weight loss surgery. It's important to note, however, that not all weight loss surgeries...