When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.
My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.
I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day." It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather that I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.
It's time for a flu shot.
You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.
More than 200,000 flu victims are hospitalized annually in the United States; about 36,000 people die from it. As much as 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May.
The Catherine Boulay 5K/Walk was held Sept. 15 along Lehigh Parkway
@$:St. Ann Church festival always a popular event.
The Emmaus Lions Club is now accepting orders for their 2012 fall chowder sale.
The chowder recipe has been untouched for the past 40 years and will be sold by the quart.
Chowder orders can be placed with any Emmaus Lion or by calling 610-965-7355.
Orders can be picked up between 7 a.m. and noon Oct. 6 at Emmaus Community Park.
By PETER MCCONNELL
Special to The Press
Despite rousing cries for action from opponents and supporters, East Penn school board will not discuss the question of whether to include two hotly contested materials on the curriculum until their next meeting.
At the Sept. 10 meeting, parents of East Penn students presented excerpts from two books on the suggested summer reading list for ninth and 10th grades allegedly featuring material of a sexually explicit nature.
The fifth National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 when Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 16 sites in the county.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
The program, as has been the case in the last four collections, will be anonymous, and no questions will be asked of individuals disposing of medications.
So many of us remember those days sitting at a piano, where our legs would swing freely in front of the bench because they were just too short to reach the floor.
Little, pudgy fingers would cautiously press on the piano keys, halting for seconds, and sometimes even minutes between chords. Looks of extreme concentration would adorn our faces as we struggled with figuring out the notes on the printed page of the music in front of us.
The 3-0 Lower Mac 125s dominated the Bethlehem Steelers by racing out quickly for the second week in a row to a 20-0 halftime lead and holding on for a 26-6 win.
They overpowered the Steelers up front with their big linemen Dennis Csensits and Josh Gross leading the charge. Josh Artis ran the ball with authority putting it in the end zone three times. The highlight of the game was a 65-yard touchdown pass from Stefan Rollins to Cody Gross, who made a spectacular over the shoulder running catch for the touchdown.