We asked Santa Claus questions from some of our youngest readers who responded to our request on our Facebook page. What follows are the questions and Santa’s answers.
Q. What is your favorite cookie?
A. Chocolate chip.
Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
A. The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3.
Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?
A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.
Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?
Every year, orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa asks his referring dentists to take the challenge of decorating a pumpkin for a patient at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. This year’s event was called Ai Funny Fall Faces 2017.
Every year, the dentist offices respond with even more creative pumpkin designs than the year before.
This year was no exception with 50 decorated pumpkins returning to Ai Orthodontics for a judging contest in the office, on social media and with a number of local judges.
The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Drake retired from First Presbyterian Church of Allentown in September and sat down with The Press recently for an interview about his years of service.
Drake grew up in Greenville, Pa. with a Presbyterian father and a Methodist mother.
He studied piano and organ as a child and was involved in church school and youth groups.
Drake was a music major at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.
It was during his college years he started to contemplate a career in the church perhaps as an associate pastor and minister of music.
We asked the candidates the following question - What can you do as mayor for the Macungie residents?
Democrat Cynthia Bogert
Candidates Hector Vazquez, Kathleen Raines, Steven R. Hill and John J. Aleszczyk are running for three seats on council - four year term.
We asked the candidates the following question - What is the most important issue facing the borough of Alburtis?
Democrat Hector Vazquez
Democrat Kathleen Raines
We asked the candidates the following question - What do you hope to accomplish as mayor of Alburtis in the next four years?
Democrat Kathleen Palmer
Candidates Alisa Bowman, Ellen Zimmer Lewis, Z.W.Munson, Adam Smith and Alan Earnshaw are running for four seats on the board - four year term.
We asked the candidates the following question - How should public education be funded?
Democrat/Republican Alisa Bowman
Candidates Joyce K. Moore and Joseph Flok are running for one seat - six year term.
We asked the candidates the following question - What is the most important issue facing the Upper Milford?
Democrat Joyce K. Moore
We asked the candidates the following question - Why should voters choose you as the Macungie tax collector?
Democrat Cynthia Hartzell
The tax collector work is all done on the computer. I have a good understanding of the computer program and other aspects of the position that must be done since assisting the current tax collector at times. I am a long time resident of the Borough and will be able to put all my attention to the tax collector position since I will be retiring from Borough employment at the end of 2017 if appointed.
Republican Harry Buchin
Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.
The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey.
The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received.
Terms have not been disclosed.