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Differences between Civil War soldiers topic of presentation

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Dressed in garments from the era, Neil and Kathleen Coddington, spoke about the civil war Nov. 28 at The Helfrich Spring Grist Mill, in Whitehall.

The Civil War reenactors and historians are members of the 153rd Pennsylvania's Volunteer Infantry. Their talk was hosted by the Whitehall Historic Preservation Society.

"The common foot soldier carried 70 pounds of equipment, including the riffle, pack and boots," said Neil Coddington. "Now the common soldier was about 5 foot 6 [...

Sheckler News

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LORI RICE Special to The Press in School

Fourth-grade Shecker Elementary School students will perform on stage on Tuesday, Dec. 18 as they put on their Christmas program and band concert. Family members and friends will come out and enjoy the show at 7 p.m. It is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


Students have been busy in art classes with Mr. Kotran, making ornaments to place on the holiday trees placed throughout the halls of the school building. Each grade level is working on a different design, from pointsettas to...

Hanover Column

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

You can cross baking off your holiday to-do list and leave the baking to the kitchen staff at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Volunteers there are baking kiffles, Italian cookies, Moravia sugar cakes and chocolate babka and preparing chocolate-covered cherries.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, just in time for Christmas, it all goes on sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., between Allentown and Bethlehem, 1/4 mile south of Catasauqua Road.

The sale...

Model Railroad

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Carbon Model Railroad Society is having open houses 7-9 p.m., Thursdays through Jan. 3, 2013, at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown, off Route 248 north of Palmerton.

The display will also be open 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday the weekend of Jan. 5, 2013.

The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool.

The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor.

There will be new and pre-owned...

ANOTHER VIEW Infrastructure improvement should be a top priority

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

The railroad bridge collapse in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Nov. 30 should be a wake up call to fix our area's crumbling infrastructure.

As we all know, procrastination can be a dangerous thing.

This spill of vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, into a feeder creek of the Delaware River has the potential to kill wildlife and taint a delicate ecosystem still recovering from the consequences of our country's industrial revolution.

I have taken the time to view many...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· Woman's Club holiday meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua.

· Suburban North Family YMCA fourth annual Tree of Lights – 7 p.m., 880 Walnut St., North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-5221.

· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad...

NASA scientist tells of work behind Mars rover

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern, Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of the "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is exceeding all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet...

Knights of Columbus

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.

Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.

Proof of age (between ages of 10 and 14 as of Jan. 1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.

This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.

Winners of their respective...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

I would like to dedicate this two-column series to the memory of the Lehigh Valley garment workers, including my mother and mother-in-law, who toiled in the industry for many years.


Do you remember when our communities were home to numerous garment factories providing jobs for thousands of employees? The dedicated workers manufactured high-quality shirts, dresses, blouses and slacks. They worked long hours for meager wages.

I had a flashback to the old industry when...