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Boy Scouts of America

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Silver Beaver Ceremony includes local Scout leaders

Leaders and officials of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts honored Eagle Scout Connor Savage for heroism during the council recognition dinner and annual business meeting Jan. 31.

Savage was awarded the National Medal of Merit for his lifesaving actions when a girl, while on a school bus in Stroudsburg, was taken ill and began to “move uncontrollably.” Savage directed others to call 9-1-1 while he gave medical assistance to the girl.

The Scouts and their supporters were assembled for the annual recognition dinner at the East Hills Moravian Church on Butztown Road.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Grandparents come for lunch and talent abounds

St. Ann Catholic School in Emmaus recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a variety of activities focused on family unity, student accomplishment and community outreach. The program for the festivities Jan. 25 included an invitation for grandparents and their grandchildren to enjoy lunch together followed by a student talent show. Children enrolled in grades 3 through 8 gave polished performances which showcased the range and depth of talent possessed by St. Ann School students.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 6

The Charles Henry Schaeffer American Legion Post #191 will meet 7 p.m. at Citizen’s Fire Co. #2, 1017 Pennsylvania Ave., Emmaus. The new meeting nights are the first Thursday of the month.

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. “Good Vibrations Chorus” will entertain. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

2020 Census postcards to be mailed in mid-March

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The U.S. Census Bureau kicked off its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural Village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.

National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.

Robert F. Toth Jr., area census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Allentown Area office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall, told The Press Jan. 17 his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers.

Legislator contacts

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123


Rep. Bob Freeman, D-136th

Office: 215 Northampton St., Easton

Phones: 610-253-5543; 717-783-3815


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Peering into the future

Emmaus Borough Council members were given a presentation on the future vision of Emmaus at the council meeting held Feb. 3.

Mike Gibson, chairman of the Emmaus Visioning Committee, appeared before council in August 2019 to give an update on the progress of the committee.

The Emmaus Visioning Committee was the combined effort of 15 people including local business owners, developers, residents, the Emmaus Planning Commission, community volunteers, local school personnel and Emmaus Borough Council.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Wyatt Henseler

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. I live with my dad Joe, my mom Karine, my brothers Shepard and Cooper and my dog Kizzy.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I’ve really enjoyed the freedom and time I’ve had with classmates throughout senior year so far. There have been many opportunities to get involved in and connect with everyone I’ve grown up with.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.