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ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Lockridge Church fate still being discussed

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

On Jan. 30, Alburtis Borough Council discussed the possibility of taking over the Lockridge Church on the corner of Franklin and Church streets and the 17-acre bird sanctuary located between School Street and Fort Sumpter Road from Lehigh County. Council is waiting to see what Lehigh County has to say because the borough wants to be able to afford the repairs needed at the church before making a decision.

Mayor Kathleen Palmer is in favor of taking over the building because it is part of the history of Alburtis.

SnowBlast Winter Festival focuses on the arts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Snowblast Winter Festival held in Emmaus Feb. 1 and 2, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission was packed with free, community-wide art related events. Activities included many favorites such as an appearance by the SnowBlast Ice Princess, sculpted ice demonstrations, musical performances and art projects at the library. See additional photos on A7.

Swain School program commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The Swain School's third annual community commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held at the school Jan. 21.

The program, "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Day of Remembrance, Celebration and Service" was open to families in the community, and included age-appropriate educational sessions, discussions and musical performances around the theme, "Courageous Conversations."

State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-132nd, opened the event, saying any person in the room could become great. The next Martin Luther King Jr. could come from anywhere.

Swain School students design, build Lego robots for Mars mission project

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Eighth grade students at Swain School have been involved in a science project their grandparents probably could not even have imagined in their grade school experience a few generations ago.

Using advanced Lego building kits with servomotors which can be programmed for movements on a simulated Mars surface landscape, the students have emulated NASA's Mars Rover mission to the distant red planet.