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The weather was great for the Christmas House Tour, the Friday night one for patrons, volunteers and homeowners and the public tour Saturday morning and afternoon. It’s been warmer than usual for November and December, and we’ll take it! . . . .It was a bit foggy last Tuesday morning, and rain on the roads, so it probably led to people driving too fast for conditions, as there was a three-car accident up along Rt. 248 just west of Concordia Lutheran Church. Didn’t hear about any injuries, but I hope there weren’t any. . . .  Sadly, a fire broke out in an East Allen Township home on Friday night at supper time and the lady of the house, Joanne Stofanak, died from smoke inhalation. She was the aunt to the lady who does the hearth cooking at the house tour and is related to the Stofanak’s who have a cabinet business along the Nazareth-Bethlehem pike. Our sympathy to all of those who lost their loved one. . . . Our condolences also to the family of the young man from Bushkill Township who was killed in a hit and run accident along Jacobsburg Road on Saturday morning. Tragedies at Christmas time, it is so sad. They need our support as they grieve. . . .More and more homes are showing Christmas lights as the owners enjoy the good weather to put ‘em up. It’s one bright side of the holiday. . . .I see the Bath and Klecknersville firemen are gonna have Santa runs, where they deliver presents to the youngsters who have been registered. It’s a really neat idea. . . . The Roger Unangst’s and Larry Kemmerer’s and others who raise trees are busy as folks get ready to put up their Christmas trees and decorate them, then wait for Santa to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. . . .Model railroad shows are going on over at Stockertown and down along Macada Road in Bethlehem. Kids and kids at heart really enjoy watching all the nice trains and the realistic settings through which they travel. . . .Congrats to Sterling Heckman for being honored to turn on Bath’s tree lights last week. He sure has done a lot in town, and deserved it, like Mayor Fi said. . . . The Eagles played a great game on Sunday, beating the Patriots. I think they played better because it was a real challenge. They let down the two weeks before, probably thinking they could win, then lost big time! . . .Enjoy the hustle and bustle. Only two more weeks ’til Christmas!


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