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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Emmaus Flag Day celebration unites community

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Emmaus residents and friends celebrated Flag Day with music, poetry, essays and special recognitions June 14 at Emmaus Community Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Emmaus Woman’s Club of Emmaus Flag Day Committee co-chairs Pat Stasko and Pat Waller, attendees were unified in an appreciation of the history and values embodied by the American flag.

The program opened with an invocation by Monsignor Edward Coyle, pastor of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.



Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the June 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was issued by the commissioners honoring Craig and Ann Bartholomew for their work in preserving the history of the township. Their work has been formulated into a book. A new museum has been formed in their name at Camp Olympic. The new museum will be called Bartholomew Center for the Preservation of Lower Macungie Township History.

A resolution was made to fill the vacancy of the position created by...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved a five-year lease renewal with the Seven Generations Charter School at its June 19 meeting.

This lease agreement allows the school to use a section of the borough owned building on 33 E. Minor Street. The lease starts July 1 with an annual rent of $155,428, which will have a 1.5 percent increase annually until the end of the contract, which will have the rent up to $220,156 by 2021.

Council President Brent Labenberg said the lease...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.

Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.

There is now less than the 2.5 acres which...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 21

Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Hot dogs will be provided; bring covered dish. Bingo will be played. Many day trips are offered throughout the year. Call 610-966-4996 for more information.

June 24

The Alburtis Police Department and the Alburtis Area Community Center will host a first responder/military appreciation day to honor and support local heroes. There will be displays, raffles, games and food available. The event will...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer summer programs July 10 to Aug. 4, with week-long camps for children entering prekindergarten through ninth grade in the fall.

Swain faculty will offer a variety of half-day and full-day programs ranging from science, math, arts and aerospace, to a variety of sessions based in The Imaginate Center, home of Swain’s Makerspace program. Classes are available in woodworking, digital photography and...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you?

A. I am a 2017 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Q. What was your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject would have to be anatomy, I absolutely love science and it’s what I plan to pursue in the future.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. For lacrosse, I was first team all EPC 2016 and second team 2017, I earned honor roll throughout my four years and am a member of Spanish Honor Society.

Q. Are...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Snoopy’s Christmas

“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells

Ring out from the land

Asking peace of all the world

And good will to man ...

“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight

Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...

“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine

And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

Snoopy was certain that this was the end

When the Baron cried...


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 26 and July 6 and 13 for swim meets. A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 25 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. A DJ pool party with Wesley Works will be held 5 to 7 p.m. July 14. There will be another mermaid visit 2 to 4 p.m. July 18. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.