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Crest competition offers full scholarship

Friday, January 11, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Cedar Crest College will host its fourth annual Scholarship Competition Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Feb. 10, Tompkins College Center. The winner of the competition will receive the college's highest academic award: a four-year, full tuition scholarship (eight consecutive semesters).

The three-hour exam consists of a multiple choice section including questions from the academic disciplines of the arts, mathematics, science, and the humanities. There is also a writing component. Participants...

Emmaus recognized as a sustainable community

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

More than 100 community and business leaders gathered recently at a gala reception hosted by the Lehigh Valley branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council at DeSales University's University Center to recognize green projects, organizations and individuals.

The Borough of Emmaus was one of three communities recognized in the sustainable community award division.

Among Emmaus initiatives cited were the implementation of a LED red light replacement program, the...

Corbett action reaction mixed

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Governor Tom Corbett has filed a lawsuit against the National College Athletics Association on behalf of the commonwealth, railing against unjust penalizations and breaches of procedure in their implementation.

Corbett, after accepting the sanctions against the Penn State football team in July 2012, said in the complaint he's taken time to analyze the NCAA's decision and found it did not follow its own rules. He's declared the penalties "overreaching and unlawful" breaches of...

Article By: Steltz-Kriner

Friday, January 11, 2013 by Steltz-Kriner in Social News

Couple plans

summer 2014 nuptials

Mr. and Mrs. Russel L. Steltz of Emmaus announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyson M., to Matthew Kriner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Kriner of Macungie.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Moravian College, where she studied Education and Psychology. She received a Master's degree in Education and Special Education from Cabrini College.

She is employed by Universal Companies, Philadelphia.

The groom-to-be graduated...

ALBURTIS COLUMN Trip to Valley Forge Casino scheduled for Alburtis seniors

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

All the Christmas and holiday decorations have been put away and folks are settling down after the hustle of the previous weeks. New Year's resolutions, made with good intentions, are already forgotten.

Ours was a quiet holiday; almost everyone had been visited by "the bug" in one way or another.

For my daughter Robin in Arizona, her Jan. 1 celebration was a happy one. She went with a group of volunteers to Pasadena, Calif. to decorate one of the floats for the Tournament of...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 10

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Executive Women's International will hold their monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. at Morgan's Restaurant, Allentown.

Jan. 12

The Emmaus Farmers Market will be open 10 a.m. to noon every other Sunday January through April. The market features fresh produce, meats, cheeses and much more.

Jan. 14

The Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Association will hold a meeting 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Emaus Fire Company No. 1, Emmaus. Lehigh County...

Charred remains of woman found near Unami Fish and Game

Monday, December 31, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The burned body of a white or light-skinned Hispanic female was found in a wooded area of Chestnut Hill Road, Salisbury Township, Dec. 27, 2012.

According to District Attorney Jim Martin, the woman was discovered around 9:40 a.m. along the side of the road, just south of the entrance to the Unami Fish and Game Protective Association Inc. He said a fire was reported to police and the body was found between the guardrail and a tree.

According to Martin, the death is being...

Glenn Eckhart to remain Lehigh County controller

Monday, December 31, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

In a decision made Dec. 19, 2012 by Lehigh County President Judge Carol K. McGinley, Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will be retaining his job.

Eckhart served as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2006 through Dec. 30, 2011. He resigned that office and assumed the office of controller in January 2012.

On March 30, 2012, District Attorney James B. Martin challenged Eckhart's eligibility to serve, citing the Pennsylvania County Code which states "The county commissioners...


Monday, December 31, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed their 2013 budget at a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012.

The budget will increase the 2013 tax rate to 4.325 mills. Councilman Brian Holtzhafer said this will amount to an increase of $20 for the average household in the borough.

The budget passed 4-3 with Lee Ann Gilbert, Jeff Shubzda, Brian Holtzhafer and Mike Waddell voting for it and Nathan Brown, Brent Labenberg and Wesley Barrett in opposition..

Council originally proposed a...