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Ai Orthodontics holds pumpkin decorating contest

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For six years, orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and his staff, of Emmaus, have asked referring dentists to decorate pumpkins which are then donated to the Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest.

To make it fun, Issa holds a contest where community judges, staff and patients vote for their favorites.

Two seek 131st District seat

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Democrat Joanne Jackson is challenging incumbent Republican Justin J. Simmons for the 131st Legislative District in the general election Nov. 8.

The 131st Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, Townships of Lower Milford, Salisbury (Ward 3, division 1), Upper Milford, Upper Saucon, Boroughs of Coopersburg and Emmaus; In Northampton County, Lower Saucon Township, districts, 1, 2, 4, 7 and 8; in Montgomery County, Township of Upper Hanover, Boroughs of EAst Greenville, Pennsburg and Red Hill.

Mackenzie runs unopposed for 134th District seat

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Republican Ryan E. Mackenzie is running unopposed in the 134th Legislative District in the general election Nov. 8.

The 134th Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, Alburtis, Lower Macungie Township, Macungie, Salisbury Township (Wards 4 and 5) and South Whitehall (Districts 3 and 4); in Berks County, Hereford Township, Longswamp Township, Richmond Township, Rockland Township and Topton.

Collecting for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

The Press collects for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

New police officers, director of emergency services/fire chief welcomed

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Four new police officers and a new director of emergency services/fire chief were welcomed at the Oct. 3 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.

Police officers Carlos Marrero, Don MaGee, Melanie Sayres and Kevin Miller were sworn in by Mayor Winfield Iobst followed by applause from borough council members, audience members and a number of officers who came to the meeting to support the new members of the police department.

Also sworn in was John Price, director of emergency services/fire chief.

Following the meeting, Price talked to The Press about the appointment.

Board member announces resignation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a surprise announcement Aug. 22 at the East Penn School District Board of Directors meeting, Francee Fuller announced her resignation from the board effective at the close of the Sept. 12 meeting.

In her letter to Board President Alan Earnshaw, Fuller said, “It has been my privilege to serve on the board of directors of the East Penn School District for 15 years. Tonight’s meeting is a kind of anniversary for me as I was sworn into office on the second meeting of August, 2001.”