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Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On Dec. 23, 2018, longtime Emmaus resident Harold Eyer marked his 100th birthday.

A centennial birthday deserves a “bash,” and Eyer’s family, friends and admirers pulled out all the stops. The festivities began earlier this summer with a picnic hosted by the family in Emmaus Community Park. In the event December weather would prevent Eyer’s son Jeff, who lives out of state, from attending, the initial celebration took place on a balmy summer weekend. In Eyer’s words, “It was quite a...

St. John’s Lutheran Church celebrates Weihnachtszeit

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus recently celebrated “Weihnachtszeit,” a Christmas worship service in which the hymns, lessons and liturgy are presented in German.

Attended this year by over 150 participants, the service attracts native German speakers, people of Pennsylvania German origin and those interested in a variation of the traditional worship service from throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Begun in 2016, the service has become an annual tradition. This year, Mike...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.

In preparation...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

In several videos...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s “Innovations Challenge” is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades 9 through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods – aside from laws and educational campaigns – to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The contest aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider PennDOT...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Branding 101 for board of directors

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors learned all about branding a school district and the reasons for doing so at their regular meeting Jan. 14.

Assisted by Supervisor of Curriculum & Instruction – Humanities Erin Murphy and Technology Integration Specialist Dylan Peters, Assistant Superintendent Laura Witman led the presentation advocating updating the district logo, graphics, fonts and layouts for both print and online publications. After pointing out the district has four...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Nicole Ann Stauffer, 41, of Macungie, allegedly attempted to remove $199.21 worth of merchandise from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 6:24 p.m. Dec. 28, 2018, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Susan Marie Hunsicker, 38, of Allentown, was taken into custody for alleged retail theft after Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville were contacted regarding a retail theft at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 5:44 p.m. Dec. 22,...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 16

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, # 1, Alburtis. Activities include a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Jan. 20

All-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

Feb. 13

Want to become a beekeeper? Attend the eighth annual “...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My parents’ names are Paul and Denise and I have two sisters. My older sister’s name is Alexis and my younger sister is Elizabeth. Also, I have two dogs, May and Cinnamon, as well as a cat named Macy and multiple pet fish.

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

A. I enjoy multiple things about being a senior – it’s so hard to choose just one! I enjoy having late arrival so I can sleep later in the morning, as...