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NASA scientist tells of work behind latest Mars rover

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from Earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is beating all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Santa Claus will make calls, write letters

Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call and/or letter from Santa Claus. For a donation, you will brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause. For over 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in our Lehigh Valley office. We have volunteers come to our office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.

If you would like to be a volunteer Santa, or would like to volunteer during Santa Calls week Dec. 3 to 6, call Rosemary at 610-921-2329, ext. 3109 or email rosemarie.murphy@cancerorg.

Eleven deceased animals found in Lower Macungie Twp.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH and TYLER MARTIN in Local News

State police are asking for the public's help regarding the discovery of 11 deceased, juvenile animals 4 p.m. Nov. 23 off Quarry Road in the area of Lower Macungie Park, Lower Macungie Township.

The animals were discovered with their fur removed, some partially inside a plastic bag, according to state police.

Christine Wiggins, humane officer with the Lehigh County Humane Society spoke with the Press Nov. 26 regarding this incident.

Players of the Stage to present 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," a one-act show, is being presented by local Christian theater group, Players of the Stage.

Based on Barbara Robinson's work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there will be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School's Christmas play.

Laurel Strickland portrays Beth Bradley. Natalie Sampsell plays Grace Bradley.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Hamilton Crossings project close to construction start

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Hamilton Crossings project is a step closer to beginning construction as reported at the Nov. 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

The project will consist of Target and Costco as the anchor stores with the facades of these stores to be adapted to the area. There have been changes from the original plan to allow for adapting to the land. The ballfield area may be relocated due to unresolved issues.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Local artist unveils artwork for Emmaus Christmas card

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Bob Boehmer, an Emmaus artist and member of the Emmaus Arts Commission, unveiled his original artwork for the Emmaus Christmas card at the Nov. 19 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.

Boehmer released number eight in the Christmas card series highlighting the Remembrance Garden at the Knauss Homestead. "An Emmaus Christmas to Remember" is the title of his newest creation.

He said he was inspired to paint the Remembrance Garden because he and his wife laid two bricks there this year. He placed one for his father and his wife placed one for her father. Both served in World War II.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Annual pageant set for Dec. 8, 9

The 34th annual Live Christmas Pageant will be held 1:45 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Eighth Avenue Rose Garden Band Shell between Union Boulevard and W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.

The LBCP committee is seeking seven major and other sponsors to cover costs. They are also looking for new committee members as well as two baby boys age three to six months and walk-in volunteers of all ages for various roles such as shepherds, angels, townspeople and behind the scenes support.

Contributions may be sent to LBCP, P.O. Box 263, Bethlehem, 18016-0263. For information, call 610-865-0274.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 29

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Nov. 30

The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter wonderland display 5 to 9 p.m. at their museum, 563 Chestnut St., Emmaus.