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Taking a ride with A&A Limousine Service

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For Bethlehem resident Tom Brady, getting to the Philadelphia International Airport on time is one thing this frequent flier does not have to think about.

That is the job of A&A Limousine Service driver Ed Vermillion, of Bethlehem.

On Oct. 22, Vermillion called Brady and confirmed the flight information and pickup time at Brady’s Bethlehem home.

A&A and Brady allowed The Press to tag along to uncover the ins and outs of the limousine business.

Brady said he has used the services of A&A several times and “every trip has been awesome.”

Article By: DEBBIE GALBRAITH dgalbraith@tnonline.com

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Five candidates are on the ballot for a seat on Alburtis Borough Council in the Nov. 3 municipal election. Voters will choose four who will each serve a four year term.

Democrats are Stephen Kaufman and incumbent David E. Lehr.

Republicans are Ronald J. DeIaco and incumbents Peg McCormack and Sherryann Oels.

The Press asked each of the candidates the following question: What will be your first order of business if elected to office?

Stephen Kaufman

Seven candidates on ballot for EPSD school board race

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Seven candidates are on the ballot for five positions of school director in the East Penn School District in the Nov. 3 municipal election. Each position is a 4-year term.

Richard Mathesz and Incumbent Wally R. Vinovskis are running on the Democratic ticket.

Carol Allen and Chris Donatelli are running on the Republican ticket.

Incumbents Ken Bacher and Charles H. Ballard as well as Paul Champagne are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.

Via marathon benefits families in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Via Walk was held Sept. 12 at the Hoover-Mason Trestle at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehemm.

A 5K Run was also held at ArtsQuest Sept 12 as well as a kids race.

The marathon, team relay and half marathon were held Sept. 13 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest.

The Via Walk raises money for Via’s services for children and adults with disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.

Via has served the community since 1954.

Emmaus fixture closes its doors Sept. 26

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

After 40 years of being the “go to” place for women’s fashions, Once is Not Enuff, in Emmaus, will officially close its doors Sept. 26.

Nancy Owen, owner of the boutique for 35 years, retired in 2014 to spend more time with her husband and grandchildren.

Owen’s daughter, Heather Browne, then took the reins and has continued to provide quality resale fashions at affordable prices.

The consignment store has been a win-win for both shoppers and consigners.

Shopper Maryanne Steinert, of Northampton, said she fell in love with the store three or four years ago.

Community bank takes customer security seriously

Thursday, September 10, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion, according to an August 2013 Nilson Report. Data from the Federal Reserve suggests data fraud is one of the biggest concerns among consumers.

New Tripoli Bank has gone above and beyond to assure their customers measures are in place to prevent and/or stop fraud and keep customers’ information secure.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Celebrating 100 years with The Allentown Band

It was an exciting evening at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., Salisbury Township, Aug. 11, as Lehigh Valley residents gathered in the outdoor tabernacle to celebrate the 100th performance of The Allentown Band at the park.

Waldheim Park, established in 1904, has over 80 cottages and an outdoor tabernacle used for weekly services and concerts.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Swimming lessons build confidence, increase safety

Concerned about the safety of residents, a local aquatic club is ready to teach you to swim.

The Emmaus Aquatic Club is passionate about teaching students how to swim correctly, the first time, in a fun rewarding atmosphere.

All instructors at EMAC are trained and certified by SwimAmerica and teach the same progressive skills proven to be one of, if not the most, effective learn-to-swim program in the nation.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Degree in supply chain management puts students on fast track to success

For many, it is not necessary to know how the item on sale at the local store made its way there. But for supply chain managers, they make it their business to know as they are responsible for everything involved in getting the product to the consumer.

Supply chain managers' activities include planning, forecasting, purchasing, assembly, moving, storage and tracking products.

They are in high demand and there is a limited supply of qualified individuals.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Baccalaureate service honors graduates, families and God

Allentown Central Catholic High School seniors, their families and friends celebrated a Baccalaureate Mass June 4 at St. Thomas More Church, Allentown.

Rev. Allen J. Hoffa, chaplain, ACCHS, provided the homily.

Hoffa said this year's challenge to the seniors was the theme, "Behold, I make all things new."

Hoffa challenged the students to look at themselves and one another and think about how they could be made new.

"Class of 2015, you have done very well in the challenge," Hoffa said.