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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

M. Minerva Fries

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

M. Minerva Fries, 100, of Emmaus, died Dec. 28, 2018, in The Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Schwartz and Alfred Fries. Born in Upper Milford Township, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Minnie (Nuss) Wagner.

She worked at the Emmaus Pajama Factory and as an assembler for Allen Organ Company for 20 years, retiring in 1984.

She was the oldest member of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church and a member of the Emmaus Historical Society and life member of Citizens Fire Co. #2.


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Construction continues


Lower Macungie Library will be closed for four weeks starting Jan. 21 to complete the construction/renovation project.

The library will reopen Feb. 18.

The library has suspended its lending policy to allow patrons to “stock up” during the closure. No items will be due until Feb. 18.

Accepting race

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

pediatric cancer

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Cookbook now available

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The centennial cookbook is priced to sell.

The spiral-bound book contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

There also is an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes, modern dishes and tried-and-true favorites, including German potato salad, chicken divan, pork barbecue and Moravian sugar cake.

All proceeds benefit the library.

Classes being

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

The price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers and a field trip to the club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit www.lehighvalleybeekeepers.org.


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Baby names show a trend


What’s in a name? Well, there’s certainly something about Emma.

For the third year in a row in 2018, Emma was the most popular girls name given newborns at Lehigh Valley Hospital − Cedar Crest and Lehigh Valley Hospital −Muhlenberg.

Actually Emma tied as the most popular name for girls last year with Olivia. But Emma has claimed or shared the top spot three straight years.

At press time, the trendsetting name for boys among the more than 4,500 babies born at the two hospital campuses in 2018 was Jackson with various spellings.

Lehigh County office seeking nominations

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Unsung Heroes

The Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Services is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program.

The program is part of Older Americans Month celebrated during the month of May.

In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Must be at least 60 years of age.

•Must be a Lehigh County resident.

•The achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis, not paid.

Ben Franklin to invest $220,000 in area firms

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $220,000 in support of regional economic development.

BFTP-NEP announces the following early-stage company investment that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.Those in the Lehigh Valley Press circulaton area include:


Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar present gifts donated by PPL Corp., B. Braun Medical Inc.