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Ai Orthodontics holds Funny Fall Faces Contest

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

The office of Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa, Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, held its annual Funny Fall Faces Contest to the delight of many.

Thirty-nine pumpkins were delivered to referring dentists’ offices with instructions to decorate a pumpkin which would ultimately be delivered to children who are patients at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest.

The decorated pumpkins were delivered back to Ai Orthodontics for judging by patients both on social media and in the office. In addition, the patients of the referring dentists could also vote via social media.

Alburtis Tavern unveils banquet facilities

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Alburtis Tavern has grown with the addition of banquet facilities which officially opened Nov. 23.

Terry Bender opened the Alburtis Tavern in November 2013.

In an interview with The Press in December 2013, owner Terry Bender told Press reporter Loretta Fenstermacher it took six months to rebuild, restore and prepare the Alburtis Tavern and Lodge, a former hotel, for its reopening.

Buckeye Tavern owner plans to rebuild

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Buckeye Tavern owner Terry Bender said he plans to rebuild at the old site at 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie.

Bender and longtime friend Jeff Trainer, owner of the Sands Convention Center, will work together to build a new establishment and will try and save what they can from the remaining structure following a fire May 12.

“I didn’t know if I wanted to do another venture by myself. We have plans and architects. We will go to the township in December,” Bender said.

Bender said recent reports of him selling the property are untrue.

Giving thanks to seniors

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

East Penn School District invited senior citizens to a Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 17 at Emmaus High School, Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School.

Community Liason Laura Groh welcomed guests to EHS and introduced Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder who said he was glad to have the seniors for lunch.

Director of Student Services Dr. Thomas Mirabella provided the invocation and introduced the EHS Esquires Jazz Band under the direction of Ryan Harrington.

High school reopens Nov. 2

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

Emmaus High School reopened Nov. 2 with an increased police presence and guidance counselors and administrators available to talk to students about recent events at the school.

On the morning of Oct. 29, one box of .22 caliber ammunition was spilled on a hallway floor in the Emmaus High School.

Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder said students and staff were locked down while police and administration officials interviewed students who might have been able to provide information as to who brought the ammunition to school.

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.