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'You can get it in a book, but it's not the same as seeing it'

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis volunteer firefighters hold open house

Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department recently held their annual open house educating citizens about some of the situations they regularly encounter.

Fire safety demonstrations were given throughout the day including extinguishing a live grease fire, putting out a Christmas tree fire and executing a rooftop rescue. They also showed an automobile rescue using the Jaws of Life and home safety demonstrations in the "Family Safety House" portable trailer.

EHS EHS determined safe after thorough sweep

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

According to Community Liaison Nicole Bloise, Emmaus High School received a bomb threat Dec. 20 specific to the Emmaus High School building for Friday, Dec. 21. In order to ensure the safety of staff and students, EHS was closed Friday. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to search and sweep the building. All other district buildings were in session. In addition, all EHS day/evening activities were cancelled for Friday.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL No increase in taxes, water and sewer or garbage fees in 2013

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council President Steve Hill announced there will be no increase in taxes, water and sewer or garbage fees in Alburtis in 2013.

"The police department, secretary and maintenance have all been under budget this year. Everyone is really watching their spending," Hill said.

FRIENDS OF THE EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY Book sale and reception features check presentation

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library hosted its sixth annual Holiday Book Sale and Reception recently in the Margaret Knoll Gardner Room of the library. The sale featured used books, some rare, for all interests and ages.

The Emmaus High School Jazz Combo played seasonal music while shoppers sampled wine, cheese and punch.

The Friends presented a check in the amount of $16,000 to the library, the organization's annual contribution. Since the founding of the organization, the Friends have contributed over $445,000 to the library.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem needs volunteers to join planning committees to help make each and every Relay for Life in the Lehigh Valley a huge success. If you are creative, a great leader, a great fundraiser or passionate about ending cancer, they have a position for you. Hours vary and they can work with most schedules. All necessary training will be provided. Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or Lyndsey.cumello@cancer.org.

Understanding heartburn

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ayaz Matin

Q: What is heartburn?

A: Heartburn is often described as a feeling of burning discomfort, localized behind the breastbone, which moves up toward the neck and throat. Some people even experience the bitter or sour taste of acid in the back of the throat. These symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often worsen after eating food. All of us may have occasional heartburn.

Q: What causes heartburn?