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Friday, December 21, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Please provide the names of your family members: parents, siblings and pets.

A. My family consists of my parents, John and Marla, my brother, Jason and my dog, Zoey.

Q. What do you enjoy most about being a senior?

A. One of the most exciting parts of being a senior is the constant wonder of what everyone will do after high school. Seeing the hopes and ambitions of my peers allows me to gain inspiration for my own endeavors while also remembering to take the time to...

Editor’s View

Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 31

Macungie Memorial Park organizers will host a New Year’s Eve bingo event at the park, 50 N. Poplar St. Doors will open 5 p.m. and bingo games will start 7:15 p.m. There is a charge. Call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Jan. 2, 2019

Wednesday afternoon dance at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 1 to 4 p.m. There is a cost. Also Jan. 16. For more information, call...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. The library will close 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019 to discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. The book for February is “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott.

There will be a Kids’ Craft Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, 2019 for children ages two and up with adult supervision. Miss Lisa and Miss Johanna have found random craft supplies...


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in School

AccaBella serenaded the East Penn Board of School Directors at their regular meeting Dec. 10. After enjoying renditions of “Angels We Have Heard On High” and Abba’s “Dancing Queen” by the Emmaus High School a capella group, the board got back to business.

The directors voted unanimously to approve the collective bargaining agreement between the East Penn School District and the East Penn Education Association effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023. “It’s good for the district...


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The annual Emmaus Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale brought community members together for music, snacks, fellowship and the joy of reading. Participants purchased books for themselves, their friends, children and grandchildren.

“The money [raised] goes directly to the library general fund.” Cecilia Birdsell, a member of the Emmaus Friends of the Library committee, said.

In fact, the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library presented a commemorative check in the amount of $...


Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, offers public sessions 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Evening sessions are from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturdays.

Season passes for residents and non-residents of Bethlehem may be purchased in the recreation office, Room 506, City Hall, 10 E. Church St. or at the rink.

Group skating lessons for ages three and up are available Mondays, Tuesdays and...