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Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Salisbury grad completes cadet training

Eric Sean Tatum, son of Diane Roberts and Sam Tatum, of Allentown, completed cadet basic training at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, recently.

Tatum entered West Point on July 1. Areas of instruction included first aid, mountaineering, hand grenades, rifle marksmanship and nuclear, biological and chemical training.

Tatum graduated from Salisbury High School in June. He plans to graduate from the military academy in 2017 and be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Emmaus resident goes from Zumba instructor to stroke rehab patient

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus resident Jackie Quinton enjoyed her participation first as a Zumba dancer, then as an instructor for the high-energy fitness program.

It came as a puzzle when she experienced weakness in her right side during one of her fitness classes in April, after two years leading Zumba enthusiasts. She said her right side felt funny," said her daughter, Emily, who was called to assist her mother after class participants noticed that something was wrong. Quinton also fell, but brushed it off as exhaustion from doing too much.

College Corner

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Student attends career camp

Samantha Abert, of Emmaus, who is a senior this fall at Parkland High School, participated in Explore Your Future, a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Rochester, N.Y. Campers test possible careers in computer art design, business, healthcare, laboratory science and computing, engineering. Evening activities included visiting an amusement park, bowling, and a dance.

College Corner

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Local student earns degree and top thesis honors

Amanda Searles, a graduate of Central Catholic High School, recently took top thesis honors and served as featured student speaker at commencement ceremonies for the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Searles, who won the 2013 Outstanding Thesis Award for her work, graduated with distinction. Searles lives in Salisbury Township.

Fate saves Emmaus grad from Washington Navy Yard shooting

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A trick of luck and little else kept Emmaus High School graduate Doug Stroock from arriving on time for work on the morning Aaron Alexis allegedly killed 12 of his colleagues at the Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C.

The morning started off late with a head cold; Stroock was only just ready to walk out the door around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16 when he received a text from a friend asking where he was, and if he was ok. By then, Alexis had already allegedly opened fire in Stroock's building on the very floor where he works every day.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Council approves change to Partners' development agreement

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council approved an amendment altering a development agreement with the Emmaus Main Street Partners at the Sept. 16 meeting.

The change allows the developer of a property on Main Street to continue the project with the expectation of receiving partial compensation through a Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

Council previously approved backing the RACP grant but language needed to be changed to fulfill the state specifications for the grant agreement.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 18

Emmaus Historical Society's 7 p.m. program at St. John's Lutheran Church is "The Deischers - A Family of Educators." They look forward to this opportunity to present the history of this family of dedicated and gifted individuals.

Sept. 19

Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., at 407 Franklin St., Alburtis. For additional information, visit alhs18011.org.

Town Hall meeting with state Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Township Building, 2900 South Pike Ave., Allentown.

Sept. 21

DevonHouse Senior Living thanks emergency responders

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News


Emmaus Ambulance Corps Chief Mike Nonnemacher accepts a donation to the corps from Vickie Snyder, general manager of DevonHouse Senior Living, left, at the end-of-summer picnic for volunteers and emergency services personnel who respond to the facility. The annual appreciation event took place Sept. 9 on the DevonHouse campus, 1930 Bevin Drive, Allentown.