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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Opinion

Fishing: It’s not just about dinner

“Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.” — Herbert Hoover

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I’ve only gone fishing three times in my life. The opening day of trout season in the Lehigh Valley Saturday got me to thinking, though, about the attraction and significance of the sport.

I only recall going fishing with my father one time. We were on a family vacation, and he took four of us, ranging in age from about 5 to 10, to fish along a creek bank. I was 9.

Early sprouting is no need for worry

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Horticultural expert Art Wolk, quoted on the You Bet Your Garden website, had this to say about daffodils and tulips popping up in January: “Tell everyone who has greenery up already not to worry and not to do anything to try and ‘help’ the bulbs,” he says. “They may bloom a month earlier than usual, or they may bloom pretty much on schedule if it takes the soil an especially long time to warm up in the spring, but they should bloom just fine.”

The leaves popping up above the soil now are tough, and the stems and flowers are safe inside the bulbs.

VBS begins July 6

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Traditional summertime events are on the calendar at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Egypt.

Vacation Bible School will take place July 6-10, 6-8:30 p.m. Open to children age 3 through just having completed sixth grade will discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life, with a program entitled "Everest." Teens can also participate as crew leaders to assist with the younger children at VBS.

The children will also participate in a mission project for Operation Kid-to-Kid that will lend a helping hand to children in Thailand.

Egypt Column

Thursday, June 18, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Cement Belt Fair Monday

The Cement Belt Fair will come to life Monday, June 22, to Saturday, June 27, 5-10 p.m. each day.

Tuesday will be Kids' Night, with appearances by magician Tom Yurasits, IronPigs mascots Ferrous and Fefe and reptile pets and petting zoo exhibits.

Wednesday is Public Service Recognition Night, featuring a roaming brass band, a mock vehicle rescue with a MedEvac landing and a police K-9 demo. Also planned are a hamburger-eating contest, stilt walkers and hoop dancers and a hoop dance workshop.

New details emerge in home invasion

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

DA says officers who shot suspect used reasonable force

The Catasauqua police officer who was injured in a confrontation that led to the death of a man Feb. 23 remains on medical leave, recovering from his injuries, according to Catasauqua Police Chief Douglas Kish.

The chief told The Press last week 36-year-old Scott Rothrock was still under the supervision of a doctor at that time.

Egypt Column

Thursday, March 26, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Park cleanup planned Saturday

Help is needed for the annual cleanup day at the Egypt Memorial Park on Saturday, March 28. Volunteers are being sought, beginning at 8 a.m. Bring shovels, rakes, paint brushes and gloves, and be prepared to assist with getting the playground ready for the upcoming spring season.

Visit the park website at www.egyptpark.org for more upcoming events this year.

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Egypt Community Church, 4129 South Church St., Whitehall, will be hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

Egypt column

Thursday, February 26, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Egypt church to serve up beef

Egypt Community Church will host a roast beef dinner 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28.

In case of inclement weather, the snow date is March 7.

The cost includes the meal, beverages and dessert.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Takeout meals will also be available.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the church's missions.

Call 610-262-4961 for ticket cost and more information.

The church is located at 4129 S. Church St. in the village of Egypt, Whitehall.

Egypt column

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Laurel Fire Co. to host bingo

Egypt Park will be holding baseball sign-up days on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. until noon in the snack stand at the park playground.

Also, remember the indoor banquet hall is now available for winter rentals and both pavilions are available from spring till fall for picnics and reunions.

Check out the website at www.egyptpark.org for details on rentals and to download baseball registration forms.

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The Laurel Fire Company will be hosting its annual adult bingo games Feb. 7.

Egypt column

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

It's sign-up time for baseball

Egypt Park will be holding baseball sign-up days on Saturdays, Jan. 17, 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. until noon in the snack stand at the park playground. Also, remember the indoor banquet hall is now available for winter rentals and both pavilions are available from spring till fall for picnics and reunions.

Check out the website at www.egyptpark.org for details on rentals and to download baseball registration forms.

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Egypt column

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Laurel to host adult bingo games Feb. 7

The Laurel Fire Company will be hosting its annual adult bingo game night Feb. 7.

Participants will be treated to a variety of 20 bingo games as well as big ticket bingo items.

The doors and kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will start at 7 p.m.

Your ticket purchase includes 20 games of bingo and refreshments which will be offered during the games. Tickets can be purchased by calling the bar at 610-262-2077 or Jake at 610-657-7986.

Participants must be 21 to play.

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