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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Student artwork now featured

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the exhibit, “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students through March 23.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley highlights artists in the region specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups and students.

The gallery is adjacent to the Ronald K. De Long Gallery on the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus,...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 20

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road and Penn Avenue, Alburtis. Meeting includes a potluck luncheon and bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

March 24

Lucky Bucks Bingo 2-5 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Doors and snack bar open 1 p.m. Participants will receive cash prizes for bingo. There will also be a basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing. For more...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A motion to put a referendum on term limits before citizens failed in a 5–2 vote March 13 during the Lehigh County Commissioner’s regular meeting.

The sole sponsor, Commissioner Amy Zanelli, couldn’t muster enough support to pass the measure. Even fellow Democrat Dan Hartzell could not be persuaded to support his colleague with his vote; he sided with Republicans to vote against the measure.

“We need to use reason instead of emotion,” Hartzell said. “This implies that long...

Another View

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For months, I have been looking for a good nutritional plan/diet I can follow that would help me change my poor eating habits; however, choosing one has not been easy.

Even after months of researching different plans, I am more confused by the nutritional information I have read on the Internet.

As I still have not found one that fits all my specific nutritional goals, I opted to begin March eating healthy nutritious foods.

And, what better timing as March is National...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Manager of Macungie Ambulance Corps Christopher Greb provided the 2018 annual report at the Alburtis Borough Council meeting March 13.

Greb discussed the many services provided by Macungie Ambulance Corps other than ambulance service. In February 2019, the corps responded to 330 calls for service and four of the calls were in Alburtis. In 2018, they responded to 3,727 calls. This is a substantial increase since 1993 when they answered 719 calls. They also responded to 28 special...

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has retired, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6 and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

Participating agencies include: Catasauqua Borough Police, Coplay Borough Police, Coopersburg Borough Police, Emmaus Borough Police, South Whitehall Township Police, Upper...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by APRIL PETERSON in School

“Les Misérables, School Edition” opens tonight at Emmaus High School.

Performances start 7 p.m. through March 17 with a matinee performance 2 p.m. March 17.

Based on the epic novel “Les Misérables” by French author Victor Hugo, the musical has won numerous accolades from Oscars to Tonys, has its own website, lesmis.com and has been seen in 44 countries and performed in 22 languages.

Set in 19th-century France, at the center of "Les Miz," as it is affectionately known to...