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Dash and Splash 5K and health fair

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News


The inaugural Memorial Day Dash and Splash 5K and Emmaus Gets Fit Health Fair took place May 25 at Emmaus Community Park in the borough. The event was organized in support of the Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission's Sunday Concert Series. The event included the opening of the Emmaus Community Pool and a performance by the band "School's Out."

Emmaus resident shares gift of music

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Jay Lapp of Emmaus, sings Indie style music at the Mayfair Festival of the Arts May 26. This was the first year for the event to be held at The Allentown Fairgrounds. According to organizers, Lapp was winner of a Lehigh Valley Acoustic Competition with his original songs, masterful guitar work and heartfelt vocals. His music is defined by driving acoustic guitar, thoughtfully passionate lyrics and a great outlook on life.

Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Annual Memorial Day event honors veterans

Sheila Berg remembers the protocol with a precision reserved for those of the military.

Berg, of Weisenberg Township, was serving in the Air Force stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during Operation Iraqi Freedom. War conditions dictated that Berg remain on the base. When fallen troops arrived from overseas service members would stop what they were doing and, often, salute, especially if near the base mortuary.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Support needed to maintain home

The Knauss Homestead is asking the community for support both financially and with membership.

The cost of maintaining this historic house requires at least 200 annual paying members to sustain the costs associated with heat, security, electricity and telephone.

The security system which provides basic protection from break in or fire alert requires a land line phone which is a monthly expense, as well as the monthly service charge paid to the security company.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS County executive search underway

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

For the second time in as many years, the search is on for a new Lehigh County Executive.

William Hansell resigned May 18 due to failing health and the county commissioners have until July 2 to fill the vacancy.

"First and foremost, our thoughts and hopes and prayers go out to Bill Hansell and his family," County Chairwoman Lisa Scheller said.

BOROUGH OF ALBURTIS Celebrating 100 years

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough's three-day centennial celebration began 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Borough Hall on Franklin Street.

Following opening remarks by chairman of the centennial committee Scott Stoneback, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, read the history of Alburtis from a congratulatory plaque beginning with Alburtis being incorporated May 9, 1913. At the time, 700 citizens lived within its one square mile; since then the population has grown to 2,300 people.