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East Penn postpones eliminating busing to Willow Lane Elementary students

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The East Penn School District has postponed eliminating busing for certain students attending Willow Lane Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year.

With the exception of children residing in Brandywine Village II, the district will continue busing students until the start of the 2013-2014 school year.

The East Penn School District held an informational meeting for parents and guardians of students residing in Brandywine Village II.

Queen City Airport is site for Scout aviation badge

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, partnering with PennDOT aviation officials, held a three-day aviation and youth activity as part of the department's National Aviation Day celebrations held Aug. 18 through 20 at 11 airports statewide.

The event, now in its third year in Pennsylvania, offers students the opportunity to participate in activities designed to meet Scouting aviation badge requirements, learn about aviation and share in the 74th annual nationwide celebration.

National Breast-Feeding Month

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Victoria Geiger, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Q: What are the benefits of breast-feeding for the baby?

A: There are many benefits of breast-feeding for babies. Just a few of them are: decreased allergies, decreased ear infections, decreased risk of obesity, decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, decreased risk of several cancers, decreased risk of juvenile diabetes and increased IQ. Preterm babies who receive breast milk have better survival rates and fewer of the complications common to preterm babies. In addition to the health benefits to infants, breastfeeding increases the bonding of mothers and babies.

Alburtis postmaster retires

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

For 24 years, Carol Miller, of Alburtis, has worked for the United States Postal Service.

She started her career in Neffs, and proceeded to work in Fogelsville, Macungie and Alburtis.

She has been a part-time mail carrier, full-time mail carrier, has been assigned to special detail and was postmaster in Neffs for four years and Alburtis for three years.

"My goal was to become postmaster in my hometown," Miller said, and she accomplished her goal.

Her last day was July 31.

Lehigh Valley Zoo featured on 'The Browne Report'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A recent visit and tour of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, in Schnecksville, by Senator Pat Browne, R-16th, is featured during this month's installment of "The Browne Report" television show.

Browne was afforded the opportunity to see everything the Lehigh Valley Zoo has to offer for people of all ages as he took a walking tour through the zoo.

Led by Richard Molchany, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Browne learned about the history of the zoo, which started as the Trexler Game Preserve back in 1906, as well as the changes and advancements the zoo has made over the years.

Crop Walk

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rally Aug. 26 at St. Timothy's

Crop Walk recruiters will rally 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Ott and Walnut streets, Allentown.

This is the kick off for this year's Oct. 14 Crop Walk against hunger, also at St. Timothy's.

For more information, call the Rev. Diane Kareha at 610- 391-8210.