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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.

A sad day

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Soccer practice helps begin healing

Every Tuesday this spring, Coach Sam Kennedy meets with his Upper Milford Youth Association U12 girls soccer team at Jasper Park.

On May 19, Kennedy gathered the girls, their families and members of the community on the field at the park to begin healing.

"This is a sad day for us," Kennedy said, talking to the children who were teammates and friends of Abbie Zukowski who died May 18 after being struck by a car on Chestnut Street in Emmaus.

Abbie's family also attended, carrying their daughter's soccer jersey.

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS Candidates poised for November election

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Election results from the May 19 primary clear the way for candidates to begin their campaigns for the November election. Note: Results were obtained from Lehigh County; these results are unofficial until certified by the Board of Elections.

Lehigh County Commissioner - four seats

Democrat Dan Hartzel, 8,319 votes

Democrat Joanne Jackson, 7,634 votes

Democrat Bob Martin, 7,552 votes

Democrat Hillary Smith, 8,030 votes

Republican, Dean Browning, 6,204 votes

Republican Amanda Holt, 8,154 votes

Republican Vic Mazziotti, 6,675 votes


Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Two pedestrians struck in Chestnut Street accident

At approximately 4:04 p.m. May 18, two Jefferson Elementary School students were crossing the intersection of Sixth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus, when struck by a motor vehicle.

One of the students, Abigail Zukowski, 11, was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. May 18 at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. According to Chief Deputy Coroner Andrew Kehm, D-ABMDI, the cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Celebrating pioneers at Wear Red for Women Day

According to the American Heart Association, one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year.

In 2003, the AHA and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year– a disease women were not paying attention to. The National Wear Red Day was born and is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women.


Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Pack 431 Scouts learn about law enforcement

Cub Scouts with Pack 431, their leaders and parents visited the Salisbury Township Police Department Jan. 20 to learn about law enforcement.

The Scouts meet at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville.

Detective Kevin Kress welcomed the visitors to the station and gave the Scouts an idea of what police officers do for the community.

He explained the gear officers wear and discussed situations where police officers can help the boys and their families.

Kress told the boys never to be afraid to call the police if they are scared or nervous about a situation.