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STRAIGHT TALK by Julie Harhart, R-183rd Pennsylvania Legislature supports our local heroes

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.

As we prepare to recognize October as Fire Prevention Month in the United States, I thought this a great time to recap some of the measures we have put in place in Pennsylvania to help ensure our firefighters have access to the tools...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PATRICIA KEENAN PLOUFE Special to The Press in Columns

This is the season for changes. Autumn began this past Saturday, the weather has turned a bit cooler, schools are in full swing. A few miles down the road, the Alburtis Park has ended its 82nd year of country music, games and entertainment. Folks are preparing for coming events and holiday celebrations.

The Lower Macungie Senior Citizens meet noon at the community center, 3400 Brookside Road, Macungie, Oct. 2 and 16. Games are played following the business meeting. Call Doris at 610-...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The fifth National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 when Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 16 sites in the county.

County residents can dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.

The program, as has been the case in the last four collections, will be...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Court Administrator of Pennsylvania Zygmont A. Pines is urging residents across the Commonwealth to be wary of prank phone calls and text messages about jury duty.

District court administrators say there have been several instances statewide of citizens who received a phone call or text message from family members or friends, saying that their names appear in the local newspaper for failing to appear at jury duty. The call then directs them to dial a phone number where a recorded...


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall Township, and Nov. 4, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown. It's the 15th annual year for the LVHN program.

LVHN is again partnering with the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Allentown Rescue Mission and AIDS Activities Office food pantry to accept donations of non-...

Emmaus Lions Club's

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Emmaus Lions Club is now accepting orders for their 2012 fall chowder sale.

The chowder recipe has been untouched for the past 40 years and will be sold by the quart.

Chowder orders can be placed with any Emmaus Lion or by calling 610-965-7355.

Orders can be picked up between 7 a.m. and noon Oct. 6 at Emmaus Community Park.

West Nile virus

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Q: What is West Nile virus?

A: West Nile virus is a new virus imported accidently into the United States in 1999 in New York. Within three years it has emerged as a recurring mosquito-borne infectious disease across the entire country.

Q: How is it spread?

A: The virus infects black birds, crows and robins. Mosquitoes contract the virus from those birds. The mosquitoes then feed on and consequently infect horses and humans with the virus. The mosquitoes that do so are...