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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Department of Homeland Security announced as of Jan. 22, travelers who have driver’s licenses issued by a state that is not yet compliant with REAL ID and that has not received an extension will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel.

Because Pennsylvania is currently under a REAL ID extension, travelers with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued driver’s licenses or ID cards may continue to use their...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 18

Meet and Greet Movie Night with the Lehigh Valley Steel Hawks 6 p.m. at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., Catasauqua. The movie starts 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a limited number of autographed footballs for children. Popcorn and water for the movie will be provided. Fans also may bring snacks and beverages.

May 16

Emmaus Historical Society program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. “The Stryer Section” will be presented...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It has been a little over a month since the news broke of the Facebook data breach involving Cambridge Analytica.

At least 87 million Facebook users were impacted.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized, appeared before Congress and went on a social media frenzy noting upcoming changes to the social media giant to ensure the privacy of users going forward.

During Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress, Sen. Orin Hatch asked Zuckerberg if Facebook would always be free....


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Dr. Joyce Mundy as the first of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.

The “Meet and Greet” event May 9 was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged those in the audience to ask the candidate questions.

“As a teacher at Castle Rock School District for 13 years, I worked in the middle level as a language arts teacher,” Mundy said as she...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County administration requested Commissioner Amanda Holt withdraw a proposed amendment to the professional services agreement with Computer Aid, Inc. for information technology management services May 9. No reason was given. The same amendment had been delayed at the last meeting at the request of Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne who wanted time to study the effect of the amendment on other issues.

The company, Computer Aid, Inc., had attracted the focus of some...

Campground directory available

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

Each of the 231 members of the association is...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

As part of Earth Day celebrations, the Allentown Central Catholic High School Ecology Club volunteered with the Friends of Allentown Organization to aid in cleaning up the grounds along the Jordan Creek April 29. The club is led by Gerard Caprio and Tom Shive.

Members of the track and field team celebrated their senior night recently at their meet against Emmaus. Senior Vikettes include Greta Alderman, Grace Baroun, Natalie Becker, Megan Dano, Alyssa Deschler, Emily Deschler, Mira-...

volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

AMERICA ON WHEELS MUSEUM, Allentown, is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers (age 16+) for this season....