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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Proposed development needs assistance from district

A question of tax increment financing was brought before the East Penn School District Aug. 13 with the intent to start the discussion rolling on a new development project proposed for the area of the Route 222 bypass immediately adjacent to Krocks Road.

The project, presented by Tim Harrison, a private developer from Staten Island, N.Y., and representatives of the Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, will create a high-end shopping center anchored by Costco, Target, and ShopRite to name a few, along with a handful of smaller retailers and at least four restaurants.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rochester Institute of Technology

Local student graduates

Jacob Martin, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal crafts and jewelry.

Connecticut College

Local student graduates

Jonathan Markson, of Allentown, received his Bachelor of Arts degree.



Local student graduates

John Pidcock, son of Jeffrey and Gillian Pidcock, of Allentown, graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy.

College of William & Mary

Local student graduates

House Majority Policy Committee hosts forum on economic development

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The House Majority Policy Committee convened recently to discuss economic development focusing on regulatory issues, workforce development and tax reform.

The group of Pennsylvania representatives and local panelists met in the conference room of the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

"Unemployment in Pennsylvania is still at a rate that is too high, and that doesn't even address the problem of underemployment; people who are working part time who would like to be full time," Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, said.

St. Margaret's Nursery School

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Celebrating 30 years of nurturing children

For 30 years, St. Margaret's Nursery School has been nurturing young children. The nursery school is an outreach mission of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 150 Elm St., Emmaus.

The school is staffed by a director, teachers, assistants and volunteers.

Judy McKay was the original director of the nursery school when it opened 30 years ago. The current director is Linda Reinbold, who has been with the church for the past 24 years.

Paranormal investigator brings 'spirit voices' to Emmaus Library

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

If there were any skeptics in the audience at a recent Emmaus Library lecture, they must have left wondering if they really heard what they had heard.

Albert Rauber, of Northampton, widely acclaimed paranormal studies investigator for the past 45 years, presented a lecture on the supposed haunting of the Lizzie Borden House, in Fall River, Mass., 120 years after Lizzie's father and stepmother were murdered in a gruesome manner in the home Aug. 4, 1892.

Emmaus woman receives citizen crime protection volunteer recognition award

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

An Emmaus woman who has been a longtime advocate of crime protection and has served on numerous boards and task forces in the Lehigh Valley and other states recently received a state award for lifelong service to the community.

At a ceremony recently in Harrisburg, Judith Lieberman, 92, was one of 10 people given the 2012 Governor's Citizen Crime Protection Volunteer Recognition Award.

Lieberman was nominated by Pennsylvania State Trooper Marc Allen of Troop M, Bethlehem.

Alburtis hosts annual luau

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

The third annual luau at Alburtis pool was a joint effort of Alburtis Police Department and Alburtis Area Community Center recently.

The weather was hot and the Hawaiian music playing seemed to authenticate the occasion for some attendees.

"This is awesome! Just like Hawaii," David Walker, of Macungie, said while eating a free pulled pork sandwich under the shade of a tree.