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School board reorganizes; elects new officers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The Dec. 3 East Penn School District meeting was a conventional meeting with an unconventional twist that may speak to the ever widening door of technological capabilities, and not least for East Penn School District's interest in keeping abreast of new trends.

Charles Ballard was elected president of the East Penn Board of School Directors at the board's annual reorganization meeting. Alan Earnshaw was elected vice president.

Ballard and Earnshaw set no precedents by...

Sweet Adelines

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus will present "Christmas Cards to the Lehigh Valley," a fun and festive holiday performance for the whole family 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the church social hall of SS. Simon and Jude, 730 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.

A reception of Christmas cookies and hot beverages will immediately follow the event.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance with a discount for seniors and children under age 12.

This is an award-winning, all-...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Lauren Ickes, 22, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Mountain Road northeast of Lorene Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 1:57 a.m. Nov. 3. Ickes was involved in a single-vehicle accident and allegedly drove off the road while attempting to negotiate a right hand curve. Ickes said she was distracted by the radio and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Megan Barnes, 28, of Nazareth, was arrested for DUI and drug possession on Interstate 78...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Willow Lane Elementary School parents voice concern over walking safety

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Parents of Willow Lane students represented the community voice Dec. 10 at the school board meeting, speaking collectively for nearly an hour of their unanimous concerns.

Nearly all of the 17 who spoke had attended a meeting for parents Nov. 27 where an engineer explained to them the plan for instituting the elementary school as a designated walking school, part of the district's original plan for the school. But all agreed the meeting had generated more questions than answers.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities from June 30 until Dec. 31.

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Applicants may acquire Property Tax, Rent Rebate claim forms and related...

'The Dakota call'

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

At the 18th annual Pocono EMS Conference recently, Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf described the call he and partner Tim Sullivan received at 7:14 a.m. Jan. 26, 2009.

"I heard a police officer calling for help for a child that was unconscious," said Knopf, an Emmaus resident who had been working for Northampton Regional EMS at the time. Two minutes later they were dispatched to the Northampton Area Middle School.

The unconscious child was seventh-grader Dakota Galusha, who would be...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6735 Cetronia Road, Lower Macungie Township, is offering a free outdoor nativity with live characters and animals 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, 15 and 16 and 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14.

The 8-minute show runs continually each night.

A Christmas concert, "All Bow Down," will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

There will be free popcorn and hot chocolate.

For more information, call 610-398-1711 or visit twcallentown.org.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

After the extended power outage in the wake of the freak October 2011 snowstorm, Upper Milford Township residents Andy Young and David Lindstrom came to a supervisors meeting and asked if they could help coordinate responses to such emergencies to help their neighbors find shelter and other assistance.

Young and Lindstrom were back Dec. 6, in the wake of the lengthy power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy, asking whether there is a plan and how they could help.

"I'm concerned...