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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Congressman to resign

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by KATHY LAUER- WILLIAMS in Local News

Emmaus High School Chorale has a reputation for bursting into song pretty much anywhere. But when they decided to spontaneously sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” on a boat in Boston Harbor, their song ended up reaching tens of thousands more people than they ever dreamed.

A little over a week ago, the chorale went on a three-day trip to Boston combining concerts and touring. Among their plans was to perform at Old South Meeting House and at Old North Church, two historic sites in Boston....

the SHELTER HOUSE society

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The South Mountain Woodland Path opened at The Shelter House in Emmaus April 15. The 575-foot path was constructed by Emmaus High School sophomore and Troop 71 Life Scout Patrick Hunter as a part of his Eagle Scout project.

The Shelter House, 601 S. Fourth St., is a two-story Colonial-style cabin built in 1734, making it one of the oldest inhabited buildings in the Lehigh Valley.

The trail is a sensory path, meaning it is designed for the visually impaired.

In the...


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

In a media release to The Press April 20, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced an Emmaus man has been charged with multiple offenses.

John Anthony Hanson, 25, of the block of Chestnut Street, is charged with two counts each of a person not to possess a firearm, a felony of the second degree; manufacture, deliver, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; and possession of a controlled or counterfeit substance, a misdemeanor. Hanson also is...

History enthusiasts celebrate coal in Alburtis

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Recently, two important historical events were celebrated by the Alburtis Historical Society and the Lower Macungie Historical Society at Alburtis Lock Ridge Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Members of the societies observed the 150th anniversary of the first blowing of Lock Ridge Furnace #7 March 18, 1868, and the 250th anniversary of anthracite in Pennsylvania March 18, 1768. Approximately 35 people attended, including Sarajane Williams, president of the Lower Macungie Historical...


Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.”

— Maya Angelou


Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list for an organ transplant. Nearly 115,000 names are on that list. Those names might be faces that are familiar to you or be complete strangers.

But as an organ donor, you have the ability to save eight of them. Just you. Eight lives.

April is National Donate Life Month. If you’re not already a registered organ donor, consider changing that...