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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, when headlines announced devastating news such as sexual harassment and misconduct scandals, wildfires in California, ongoing problems in North Korea, train crashes in Germany and other events, a front page story in the “Wall Street Journal” offered readers a moment for surprise: details of the Rolodex of one-percenter David Rockefeller.

Rockefeller, who was 101 when he died in March, a bank executive for more than 50 years, a grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller Sr...

Emmaus High School Honor Roll

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has named the students who earned honor roll for the first quarter.


Grade 9: Aya Osama Abdelfatah, Sonia Maria Abolik, Isabella Rami Adams, Natasha Marea Adrienne, Haley Eileen Afif, Ali Yasser Ahmed, Kailey Ann Alderfer, Benjamin Scott Allen, Evan Nickolas Amey, Sophia Theresa Anderson, Natalie Marie Angelella, Lauren Jude Aubry, Abigail Ann Barnes, Katie Isabel Bashus, Lila Rose Benner, Nesiah Ann Bertram, Gabriel Damion Black, Daniel...

Winter camp

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer two winter break camps for students currently enrolled in prekindergarten (age four) through eighth grade. The week-long camps will run Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. Information is available at www.swain.org/families.

Swain faculty will offer two Winter Camp Explorations. For students in grades four to eight, Swain Winter Camp Broadway will be packed with singing, dancing and...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Jeffery Bonner, owner of Cave Brewing Company LLC, spoke before the Emmaus Borough Council at a public hearing Dec. 4 regarding moving his craft brewery to Emmaus.

The building Bonner is looking to rent is a 2,500-square-foot industrial building at 850 Broad St., which Bonner plans on converting into a brewery and taproom. He will be moving from his much smaller location at 1407 Seidersville Road, Bethlehem.

Council members’ main concerns for Bonner involved parking, noise and...

‘A Stroll ThroughThe Past’ available

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, announced the release of “Alburtis, A Stroll Through The Past.” This 171-page, softbound history of Alburtis is available at Alburtis Borough Hall while supplies last. There is a charge.

The book provides historical photographs and maps of the villages of Alburtis and Lock Ridge and traces their merger in 1913 to become the Borough of Alburtis.

Old photographs, taken in 1906 by Charles and...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Lower Macungie Fire Chief Dave Nosal attended the Dec. 8 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting to talk about issues with commercial businesses.

Nosal talked about the many different types of alarms from fire and smoke to CO2 detectors as well as alarms which warn about water within a building.

Alarms can be activated at various times of the day but Nosal said alarms activated after hours become a problem especially for those who do not notify the fire...