Friday, May 17, 2013
Michelle Akers, a former U.S. World Cup and Olympic champion, will conduct a soccer clinic Saturday at Game Time Field House in Breinigsville.
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Friday, May 17
Michelle Akers, a former two-time U.S. women's World Cup champion and member of the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal team, will conduct a soccer camp Saturday at Game Time Field House in Breinigsville. The clinic, which is open youth boys and girls of any level, will focus on goal-scoring and fitness. The cost is $75 for players age 8 through 13 and $100 for players 14 through 18. The age 8 through 13 clinic will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The 14 through 18 clinic will run from noon to 2:30 p.m. For information, call 484-223-1595 or visit www.gtfieldhouse.com. Game Time Fieldhouse is an indoor sports training facility, offering a playing area and numerous amenities to customers in the Brenigsville area. The facility includes two turf fields …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This Breinigsville home is one of the most expensive in the 18031 zip code, according to Zillow.
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Sunday, May 12
This Breinigsville home, located at 9736 Newtown Road, with an asking price of $324,00 is currently one of the priciest homes for sale in the Parkland School District. According to an active Zillow listing for the property, the home was built in 1987, offers 3,014 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The home includes: For information and a showing, contact Connie Archer at Prudential Patt White Real Estate at 610-751-6907.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Grim's Greenhouse in Breinigsville is hosting a spring festival with outdoor fun including scavenger hunts and petting zoo.
Grim's Greenhouse is taking the popular "fall festival" concept and putting a spring spin on it with lots of fun outdoor activities in Breinigsville through May and June. The 80-acre farm's seasonal celebration includes: See the orchard's apple trees in bloom until early May. The greenhouses are bursting with spring bedding plants, flowers and vegetable plants to get your garden growing. The kitchen will be open weekends offering hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, nachos, fresh cut french fries and more. The bakery will be adding strawberry pies to the menu, which already includes apple pie, apple dumplings, and apple cider donuts. New for spring: strawberry donuts and maple bacon donuts. Some activities are available …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A federal lawsuit is seeking retroactive pay for Amazon employees who wait in line for security checks after clocking out of their shift. Do you think this is correct? Take our poll.
On Monday, Upper Macungie Patch reported on the status of a federal lawsuit that would give Amazon workers retroactive pay for having to wait in line to exit the building for a security check after clocking out of their shift. Thefts by employees are a common occurrence at Amazon's Breinigsville fulfillment center at 705 Boulder Drive. Last month, an Amazon.com employee in Breinigsville admitted stealing more than $7,400 worth of electronics from the company. What do you think? Give us your opinion by taking our poll and commenting below.
Monday, April 29, 2013
A federal lawsuit seeking back pay for Amazon employees who had to wait in line to pass through security has been reaffirmed, according to a published report.
Amazon.com and its temporary staffing firm Integrity Staffing Solutions might be on the hook for retroactive pay following the affirmation of a 2010 federal lawsuit, according to a report from The Morning Call. The suit, filed in Nevada in 2010, seeks back pay for employees who must stand in line for security checks at the end of their shifts after clocking out, according to the report. Thefts by employees are a common occurrence at Amazon's Breinigsville fulfillment center at 705 Boulder Drive. Last month, an Amazon.com employee in Breinigsville admitted stealing more than $7,400 worth of electronics from the company. In addition, an alleged sex assault happened in the Amazon.com parking lot in March. High numbers of criminal incidents at…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Nestle Waters is outsourcing its five-gallon Breinigsville distribution route, according to a report. The affected employees will be offered other jobs.
Thursday, April 25
No jobs will be lost and no plants will closing when Nestle Waters eliminates its five-gallon delivery routes from Breinigsville in July, according to a report by Lehigh Valley Business.com. Nestle Waters is outsourcing the five-gallon delivery service beginning July 1, the report said. The nine affected employees will be offered other jobs in the company, the report said.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Upper Macungie Police say $5,000 worth of tools, clothing and personal property were taken over the last month from a shed at 8831 Turkey Ridge Road in Breinigsville.
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Tuesday, April 23
Upper Macungie Police say they are investigating the theft of $5,000 worth of tools, clothing and other personal property from a locked shed in Breinigsville. Police say the thefts were reported on April 18, but that the thefts took place over the last month. Police say the owners of the shed are a Bethlehem couple. Police ask that anyone with knowledge of the situation contact them at 484-661-5911.
Monday, April 15, 2013
The Breinigsville fiber-optics company is being obtained by California-based Avago Technologies for $400 million. No jobs are expected to be lost, the company said.
Monday, April 15
CyOptics, a Breinigsville-based fiber-optics company located in Tek Park, is being sold to California-based Avago Technologies of San Jose, Calif., according to a press release. The purchase price of the privately-held company is $400 million. The acquisition was announced late last week. "We are delighted to join Avago," said CyOptics CEO Ed Coringrato in the release. ""We believe this transaction presents tremendous opportunities for our customers and our employees." The release said the company employs 875 people, 335 of which are in Breinigsville. Coringrato said in the release that no jobs will be lost due to the sale of the company. According to a Philly.com article, CyOptics intended to go public last year in order to raise $100 …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The accident occurred Wednesday on Mosser Road when the driver, a 38-year-old Breiningsville woman, became distracted. She was cited for careless driving, police said.
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Thursday, March 28
Two children, ages 4 and 1, were injured Wednesday when the car they were passengers in ran into a telephone pole in the 900 block of Mosser Road, according to Upper Macungie Police. Police said the driver, a 38-year-old woman from Breinigsville, was traveling east on Mosser Road when she looked down to find her purse. Police said the woman's car veered off the roadway and struck a telephone pole. Both children were taken to a local hospital for evaluation. The woman was cited for careless driving.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Sanctuary at Haafsville is seeking people to provide foster homes for kittens until they can be adopted.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville is currently seeking foster homes for kittens. The foster homes are designed to give the kittens loving homes until they can be adopted. If you are interested in becoming a foster parent to a kitten, please contact Kathy at 610-682-2688 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org The Sanctuary at Haafsville is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located on an eight-acre property at 901 Nestle Way in Breinigsville. It provides adoption services and welcomes volunteers and donations. The organization also promotes environmentally conscious architecture and services.