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St. Ann School

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Students walk to raise funds for student activities and mark a milestone

Students at St. Ann Catholic School had a perfect day, Sept 26, for the school's 10th annual walkathon to raise funds for student activities.

Escorted by Emmaus Police Department K-9 police officer Craig Blose, students walked from their Sixth Street campus to the Rodale Park along 10th Street in the borough where they found cold drinks, fruit and snacks as they walked the laps around the park for which they had solicited sponsorship from friends, family and neighbors.

Preparing for the worst

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

County volunteer first responders get disaster response training

Lehigh Valley Health Network's department of Public Safety and Emergency Operations, in partnership with Lehigh County Special Operations, recently provided area first responders and community members, such as the Lehigh County Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps, a chance to tour and train with LVHN's emergency response equipment.

Thousands run for Via in Lehigh Valley Health Network Marathon

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Thousands of runners lined up Sept. 7 to test their personal stamina and endurance in the Lehigh Valley Health Network marathon for Via.

The race began shortly after 7 a.m. at the Lehigh Valley Hospital's Cedar Crest Campus, with the finish line later in the day in downtown Easton.

More than 4,500 runners and walkers participated in the event Sept. 6 and 7.

Ice Bucket Challenge

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Internet social media phenomenon raising unprecedented ALS donations

It may be warm in parts of the country, but some people are not drenching themselves in ice or cold water to cool down from elevated temperatures. A new phenomenon has hit the Internet social media circuit – the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting the video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness.

Vera Cruz welcomes one and all to its 63rd annual homecoming

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Seated in lawn chairs throughout Mystic Chain Park in Vera Cruz, hundreds of native and non-native residents of the tiny village in Upper Milford Township, south of Emmaus, enjoyed good weather, musical entertainment, festival food and lots and lots of reminiscing at the 63rd annual Vera Cruz Homecoming community celebration Aug. 17.

WHEELS OF TIME Car enthusiasts enjoy annual event in Macungie

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

After two days of off-and-on rain Aug. 22 and 23, bright and comfortable weather Aug. 24 brought out an "exceptional" number of fans for the 36th annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Car Jamboree at Macungie Memorial Park.

Wheels of Time club president Ken Martin said "because of yesterday's [Saturday] weather, people apparently held off and came today," saying attendance for the final day of the annual three-day weekend show was better than normal.

An up close and personal look at the al Qaeda hijacking of a Syrian revolution

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

"Whatever you have heard in the media about the efforts to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, it's probably distorted, inaccurate or just plain wrong." That's the assessment of Pastor Gus Al- Khal, of Salisbury Township, who has made two fact-finding and humanitarian trips to his war-torn homeland in 2013, and again earlier this year.

EMMAUS POLICE Officers now patrolling on new Harley Davidson cycle

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Police Log

After first being considered more than a decade ago by Emmaus Police Chief David Faust, conditions came together earlier this year for the Emmaus Police Department to launch a multi-purpose motorcycle patrol unit to join existing automobile and SUV patrols on the streets of Emmaus.

"The new police motorcycle gives the department another tool to use for our day-to-day law enforcement efforts," Faust said.

Police Sgt. Charles Palmer and Patrol Officer Jeremy Schilling have been selected to be the designated motorcycle patrol unit operators.

Fire volunteers complete training

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Nineteen area volunteer fire companies added 47 newly trained firefighters to their rosters when they completed a rigorous six-month, 194-hour course and received their certificates of completion at a ceremony June 25 at Lower Macungie Community Center.

This was the fourth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held every Sunday and Wednesday at the Allentown Fire Department Fire Academy at the Allentown Fire Department's Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.