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Students dig deep for history at 1803 House

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

True to their school's name, students dug through soil horizons and found artifacts representing what could have been seven generations of life at the historic 1803 House.

In preparation for a future herb garden, sixth and seventh grade students at Seven Generations Charter School excavated next to one of Emmaus' treasured historic landmarks with an archeological dig.

Educational Specialist and Middle School Spanish Teacher Ryan Loughren guided the students using the Pythagorean theorem to map out a five-site grid, marking the four corners and middle of the planned garden.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 13

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society will hold their general membership meeting 7 p.m. at their headquarters. Contact Kevin Shoemaker at alhs18011@aol.com for more information.

Dec. 15

Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, will host a bake sale and an all you can eat breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. There will be a cost for guests six and over. The public is welcome to attend.

Dec. 16

BOROUGH OF ALBURTIS

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis holds successful annual holiday festival

There were many Santa sightings by those attending the annual holiday festival in Alburtis Dec. 2.

Santa was seen very early in the community center visiting with children to hear what they wanted for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were also spotted having breakfast in the early hours of the busy day.

Each child attending the event received a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Residents volunteer to help coordinate emergency response

After the extended power outage in the wake of the freak October 2011 snowstorm, Upper Milford Township residents Andy Young and David Lindstrom came to a supervisors meeting and asked if they could help coordinate responses to such emergencies to help their neighbors find shelter and other assistance.

Young and Lindstrom were back Dec. 6, in the wake of the lengthy power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy, asking whether there is a plan and how they could help.

"I'm concerned about what we can do," Young said.

STATE

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rebate deadline now Dec. 31

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities from June 30 until Dec. 31.

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Applicants may acquire Property Tax, Rent Rebate claim forms and related information at revenue.state.pa.us or by calling 1-888-222-9190.