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'Small on Scale' has 'big' showing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For 36 years, dollhouse and miniatures enthusiasts have gathered for their annual show, held this year July 14 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, in Breinigsville.

In 1978, Lehigh Valley "Small on Scale" began when the first dollhouse exhibit was held to raise money for Lehigh Valley Child Care.

Shortly thereafter a club was formed and they have continued to raise funds each year for charitable and educational purposes.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL Commencement ceremony honors graduates

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The excitement in the air at Stabler Arena was electrifying June 9 as 596 members of the Emmaus High School Class of 2013 entered the room to "Pomp and Circumstance."

After the graduates were in place, the Emmaus High School Orchestra and Chorale led the singing of the national anthem and the alma mater.

EHS Principal David F. Piperato welcomed the graduates, honored guests, families, staff, administrators and school board members to the 123rd commencement ceremony.

He especially thanked parents for the love, support and encouragement provided to the graduates.

PRIMARY ELECTION MAY 2013 Lehigh County election results

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County has posted the election results which are unofficial until certified by the Board of Electors.

County executive

Scott Ott (R) - 6,837 votes

Dean N. Browning (R) - 5,429 votes

Tom Muller (D) - 8,481 votes

Voters were asked to choose one candidate.

County commissioner - District 5

Michael P. Schware (R) - 1,073 votes

Nathan Brown, (R) - 928 votes

Norma A. Cusick (R) - 664 votes

Kevin P. Ryan (R) - 625 votes

Wesley Barrett (D) - 1,454 votes

Stephen P. Walters (D) - 668 votes

Editor's View

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Responsible reporting must continue without intervention of the government

Journalists are yet again under attack.

The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cell phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.

Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."


Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner District 5

District 5 encompasses the City of Allentown, wards 5, 7, 12, 13 (districts 3 and 4), the boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg, Macungie, the townships of Lower Milford, Salisbury, Upper Milford and Upper Saucon. Residents will vote for one candidate for a 4-year term.

The Press asked the candidates the following question: "What is the most important issue in this election and why?"

Nathan Brown (R)


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Boston tragedy once again rocks my wonderful world

It is hard to imagine a wonderful world like Louis Armstrong described in his famous song.

This latest mass tragedy, Monday at the Boston Marathon, had me again glued to the television once my fellow editor Deb Palmieri called and told me to put on the television.

Whoever is responsible for creating this havoc in Boston has not only injured 176 people and killed three individuals as of Tuesday morning, they have robbed me of my freedom.

Yes, I understand if I take this stand I am letting them win.

Community mourns the loss of fire victims

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

With the announcement from the Lehigh County Coroner March 19, the Emmaus community learned the names of the four fire victims and began the process of mourning.

Perished in the fire March 17 were Montana Twining, 16, Melissa A. Twining, 48, David Jenkins Jr., 65, and Lena Maria Adamo, 56.

Services were held for Montana, Melissa and Jenkins March 24 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.

Services for Adamo were held March 24 in Garfield, N.J.

Emmaus fire labeled 'not suspicious'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Building inspections in question

The Emmaus Police Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals Unit, representatives from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, has determined the fire at 36-38 South 5th Street, Emmaus March 17 is not suspicious in nature.

"No indication of criminal activity was found during the course of the investigation," a statement from the police department noted. "The fire was determined to have originated on the third floor of 38 S. 5th Street."