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EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL Bomb scare closes school again

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For the third time in the 2012-2013 school year, Emmaus High School has received a bomb threat.

For that reason, Emmaus High School was closed March 6 for a sweep of the building to ensure students' safety.

The threat was received March 5.

The first bomb threat was received Dec. 22, 2012 and school was closed Dec. 23, 2012 for a sweep of the building.

Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger said "this was particularly egregious because of its proximity to Sandy Hook [Dec. 14, 2012]."

The second threat was received Feb. 21; however, school was not closed.

A man and his mission

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Using the cross to share hope with others

For many Christians, the cross is the symbol of their faith. It represents the sacrifice and suffering of Christ and gives hope to many others.

For Doug Lapp, of Coopersburg, the cross represents how he shares his faith with others through his talents.

Lapp makes wooden crosses and gives them away.

He was born and raised in the Nazarene church with three uncles and a cousin holding the position of minister.

In 1976, he married Tammy and the two began attending Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church in Allentown.

Writers encourage future authors

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group met at the Lower Macungie Library Feb. 27 for a workshop on writing and publishing tips.

The forum was led by David Miller II, of Macungie, author of "Time Birds" and "A Gift of Love" on the Lutheran Home of Topton.

Francis J. Waller, Ph.D. of Lower Macungie, attended with questions on publishing. He has written various books on chemistry.

Pat Waller, of Lower Macungie, a writer of articles for the National Association of Biology Teachers, also attended.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

Jane Doe identified; police seek information

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has identified the body of the woman found in a wooded area in Salisbury Township Dec. 27, 2012 as Jennifer Velez-Negron, 26, of Reading.

Her burning body was found in the vicinity of 75 Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township.

An autopsy performed Dec. 28, 2012 showed her death was attributed to suffocation and thermal injuries and her death was ruled a homicide. At the time of the autopsy, DNA samples were collected for identification purposes.

FRIENDS OF THE EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY Book sale and reception features check presentation

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library hosted its sixth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception recently in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. The sale featured used books, some rare, for all interests and ages.

The Emmaus High School Jazz Combo played seasonal music while shoppers sampled wine, cheese and punch.

The Friends presented a check in the amount of $16,000 to the library, the organization's annual contribution. Since the founding of the organization, the Friends have contributed over $445,000 to the library.

KidsPeace offers assistance to parents in wake of school shooting

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Many parents have been asking for guidance on how to talk to their children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and understand the short and long term impact of the events.

Jodi S. W. Campbell, MS, KidsPeace leader of the critical incident response team, assistant director of organizational development and training, shared with The Press tips for parents to help children in the wake of a large scale tragedy such as this.

Ai Orthodontics celebrates National Orthodontic Month

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Decorated pumpkins donated to Lehigh Valley Health Network

Decorated pumpkins took over the waiting room at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, recently in honor of National Orthodontic Month.

Pumpkins were delivered to Ai's referring dentists who were asked to decorate and return them. There were no rules other than to have a good time, according to orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and practice administrator Melissa McCalley.

131ST DISTRICT Race still not called between Justin Simmons and Kevin Deely

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Republican Justin Simmons faced a challenge from Democrat Kevin Deely in the election for state representative in the 131st district Nov. 6 a race which has still not been called.

According to Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration, as of Nov. 9, votes including machine, absentee and provisional ballots showed Simmons with 12,972 votes and Deely with 12,971 votes. Canvassing of military and overseass ballots begins 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

In Northampton County, results show Simmons with 1,282 votes and Deely with 852 votes.