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“What the American Flag Means to Me” poems

Sunday, June 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

First Place: Logan Kuder

Willow Lane Elementary School

Teacher: Mr. Sean Finnegan

My Banner Yet Waves

My flag stands tall,

red, white and blue.

50 stars for me and you.

Waving high over our land.

Hand over heart as I stand.

The United States is what I call,

Freedom, liberty and justice for all.

Showing respect for our flag is what I know.

This was taught to me as I started to grow.

Today I’m a scout...

“What the American Flag Means to Me”

Sunday, June 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

First Place: Benjamin J. Knode

Lower Macungie Middle School

Teacher: Mr. Thad Smith

To many people, the American flag means many different things. Some people give their lives for it, while others focus on it as a symbol of their dislike of issues that they have with the place they call home. To me, the flag is a symbol of the wonderful country in which I live. My home, America, is a safe and unified place full of opportunity. Each day, when I pledge allegiance to the...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in School

ACE Award (Exchange Club of Western Lehigh): Jasmine Seip

Art Department Award (Art Department): Alyssa Althouse, Sarah Dapper, Jessica Harnett, Gavin Maura

Art Department Award (Permanent Collection): Jessica Harnett, Lorabeth Iobst, Julia Norelli, Lindsey Miller

Athlete of the Year - female (Elisabeth (Betsy) Wilson Memorial Award): Abigail Dalton

Athlete of the Year - male (Daniel M. Sachs Memorial Award): James Haag

Benjamin Michael Albro Orchestra...

Flag Day celebrated in Emmaus

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ZAKKERY ROME in Local News

Flag Day is the national day commemorating when Congress officially recognized the national flag of the United States of America June 14, 1777.

The Emmaus Flag Day Association held a Flag Day Observance June 14, co-sponsoring the event with the Emmaus Special Entertainment Committee and The Women’s Club of Emmaus. The observance was held at Emmaus Community Park in the Performing Arts Pavilion.

Lehigh County Commissioner Nathan Brown presided over the event and introduced many...

Frogs and Friends now open

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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Frogs and “Friends” a live animal meet-and-greet, is now open and runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to the local through international animals on a daily basis. There are live shows 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday. An exhibit features up-close photography that captures the beauty of the natural world.



Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The recent incident at Eyer Middle School with the discovery of a single round of ammunition found in the stairwell of the school, sparked a conversation at the June 18 Macungie Borough Council meeting to have a greater police presence at the schools. The police have a presence already but they want to be more active only not on a scheduled basis.

In other news, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation replaced curbing in some areas and the borough will begin the transformation...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. through July 31. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 25 and July 2 and 12 for swim meets. For more information, check the website www.lowermac.org.

A summer kickoff party will be held 1 to 5 p.m. June 24 with Bar None Entertainment 1 to 3 p.m. and a mermaid visit 3 to 5 p.m. On July 13 there will be a disc jockey pool party with Wesley Works 5 to 7 p.m. The mermaid will be back at the pool 2 to 4...

Another View

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“Money does not create happiness.”

— Proverb

On June 5, fashion designer Kate Brosnahan Spade was found dead in her apartment by her housekeeper. The 55-year-old died by suicide.

Three days later, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life in France while working on his CNN television series. He was 61.

I remember hearing of the death of actor Robin Williams in 2014. I loved his movies, especially “Patch Adams” and “Dead Poets Society.” I think any...


Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown individual removed a black Jetson hoverboard from a residence in the 3500 block of Knerr Drive, Lower Macungie Township, between May 1 and June 14, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. The individual may have entered the residence through an open garage door or an unlocked door connected to the garage area.

A resident of the 4000 block of Lisa Lane, Lower Macungie Township, reported April 30 an actor obtained her credit card information and made $15,000 worth...

Lower Macungie Middle School Honor Roll

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in School

Lower Macungie Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the third marking period.


Grade 6: Julia Grace Adams, Brianna Kate Amey, Ryan Baig, Logan Patrick Bitting, Alexa Grace Blagbrough, Casey Jordan Bortz, Lydia Josephine Bowman, Pandora Starr Boyd, Trystan Galliano Busletta, Nolan Joshua Butz, Ethan Matthew Causa, Simren Saeed Chaudhry, Jahkari Jaelen Valentino Christian, Olivia Ann Clarke, Cecelia Alice Coleman, Emily Kay...