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Friday, October 18, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Library hosts hands-only CPR training

The Emmaus Public Library recently sponsored a hands-only CPR course.

Craig Deppe and Tara Apgar from the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Jeffrey Baker a member of the Emmaus Board of Health instructed approximately 15 participants in the correct way to administer hands-only CPR.

Hands-only CPR involves doing CPR compressions without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. According to a hand-out publicizing the event, “It [Hands-Only CPR] has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home.”

Children’s Integrated Center for Success holds ducky derby benefit

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some 150 children and parents participated in the first annual Lucky Ducky Derby, near Klein’s Bridge in the Little Lehigh Parkway, in a fundraising benefit held recently for the Children’s Integrated Center for Success, which is headquartered at 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., in Salisbury Township.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 10

St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery’s third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness event 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Homewood Suites in Center Valley. The event is focused on providing a fun evening for breast cancer survivors and also on educating them about their options following a mastectomy and/or lumpectomy. Proceeds will support the St. Luke’s Breast Cancer Compassion Fund, established to provide charitable support for programs and services that help St. Luke’s patients throughout their cancer journeys.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Jaindl’s request for traffic impact fee adjustment approved

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Oct. 3 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, David Jaindl appeared to request relief from traffic impact fees for the area around Hamilton Boulevard and Commerce Center Drive North. The request was in consideration of previous traffic improvements at the future Air Products development at the Route 222 and Mill Creek intersection made through Jaindl.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Goodbye bear

Macungie Institute’s black bear is crumbling. Public works recommended the bear be removed due to safety concerns. Children have been seen climbing on the bear which poses safety concerns.

Council voted to replace the bear at the Oct. 7 Macungie Borough Council meeting. There was no decision on the replacement at this time as Angela Faidley, Out of Our Minds Art Studio, has a proposal for the space.

The refuse contract in Macungie is up for renewal with a 3 percent increase. The yearly rate is $192.50 and the quarterly rate is $48.13. This was approved by council.


Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Creative Arts & Innovation Center coming to former Rodale property

It was first announced at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Oct. 7. The Emmaus Creative Arts & Innovation Center will be arriving to the borough in the foreseeable future.

The proposed center will occupy the 35,000 square foot vacant warehouse building on South 10th Street, located directly across from Phoebe Ministries new senior living community Chestnut Ridge at Rodale.

The ECAIC group, which received 501(c)3 nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service in August, is led by local investment advisor Jim Baker.