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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Baskets and bingo benefit fire department and the community

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by CINDY SINGLES Special to The Press in Local News

The Lower Macungie Fire Department Women's Association held its annual basket bingo April 7 at the Wescosville station.

It's a win-win event where those attending have a chance to win baskets of goodies while supporting the Lower Macungie Fire Department Women's Association benefiting firefighters and community members. Raffle tickets offered more opportunity to go home with more prizes.

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHHBORS Nina Johnson leads the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Clara Barton, school teacher, first woman clerk in the U.S. Patent office, Civil War nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross, said, "An institution...that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering..."

Members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross identify and respond to those struggling in the wake of man made and natural disasters; they bridge the gap from loss to reconstruction.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Emmaus Fire Survivors Benefit Run will be held May 11

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council unanimously voted to support a run benefitting the survivors of the March 17 fire on 5th Street at its April 15 meeting.

The Emmaus Fire Survivors Benefit Run, which is being coordinated by the Emmaus Main Street Partners, will be held between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. May 11.

"It's not a race," Council member Wesley Barrett said. "We're just trying to raise some money for a good cause and have some fun too."

The run will not have a registration fee; participants will be expected to donate if they want to run or walk in the event.

Spending an afternoon celebrating 'Bags and White Ice'

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by The Press in Local News

PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH

Emmaus Main Street Partners and Lafayette Ambassador Bank hosted an afternoon of "Bags and 'White Ice' bingo April 14 at St. John's UCC, Emmaus. The church's fellowship hall was filled with people hoping to win one of the many donated prizes including Vera Bradley bags, various pendants, Coach bags and the grand prize of a 14K diamond pendant with a $650 value sponsored by the Emmaus Jewel Shop.

Residents concerned about loss of vegetation

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by The Press in Local News

PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ

Due to a federal mandate, PPL was forced to remove mature trees and other invasive vegetation along the Wescosville-Trexlertown transmission line. Residents of the affected properties are concerned about the aesthetics and safety of the area. The trees were a buffer for accidents and a buffer from noise, dust and traffic. Residents from the affected neighborhoods say they are forming an alliance and will appear at the next commissioners meeting to ask for assistance.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL 'Legally Blonde' moves from movie to stage production

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The popular 2001 movie, Legally Blonde, which featured Resse Witherspoon as a sorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by entering Harvard Law School, is a funny romp that is being presented this week from Wednesday through Saturday by students of the Emmaus High School Theater Department.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Food service workers raise awareness to board's pending decision to outsource food management

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Parents and concerned citizens alike appeared before the East Penn School Board April 8, but the directors made no action on issues garnering public attention in recent weeks – the pending fate of 64 district-employed cafeteria workers and a slew of comments from board director Julian Stolz on both his Twitter account and recently created blog that have incited district parents.