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Kids expo

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

Sen. Browne

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will hold his annual Kids Discovery Expo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Boulevard Bypass, Allentown, rain or shine.

This free expo, which is open to the public, will provide valuable information on numerous programs and services that are available from government, community, nonprofit and corporate groups throughout the area.

Scheduled entertainment, refreshments and exhibits include:...

Editor’s View

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va., and the crash of Flight 93 into a field in Shanksville, Somerset County.

On July 25, the remains of a 26-year-old man who worked at the World Trade Center were identified as a result of advanced DNA testing.

The remains of Scott Michael Johnson, which were recovered after the attack, were identified by the forensic...

Coat drive through Oct. 21

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

quakertown farmers market

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army to help needy neighbors stay warm this winter.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.


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


The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The 2 1/2 mile walk around the SteelStacks complex begins noon.

Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will...


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

“The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem resident Ron DeGrandis, will be featured in a free, open to the public, 3 p.m. Marine Band of Allentown concert Sept. 16 at West Park, 16th and Turner streets, Allentown. Tom Heinick will conduct this inaugural performance of the first march ever composed for the state during the band’s last concert of the season.

The composer, conductor, musician and instructor said the idea came from a close friend, the late John Jankowich, to whom the...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 15-year-old male, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 16 for retail theft after he removed a pack of cigarettes from Turkey Hill Minit Market, 602 Chestnut St. A citation was filed, according to police.

An 18-year-old female, of Topton, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in the unit block of East Main Street Aug. 30. Charges were filed with Lehigh County Court, according to police.

An unknown individual removed a trailer hitch valued at $200 from a driveway in the...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

There are a number of clubs at Emmaus High School looking for new members.

For interested Pennsylvania Math League members, try out the Math Madness online competitions. The first meeting is Sept. 13, where there will be more information and practice materials. To learn more, see Mrs. Adams in Room 369.

Any ninth grade student interested in Student Government Advisory should pick up an application from their social studies teacher. Completed applications should be returned to...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The Vera Cruz Community Association held its 67th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming community block party at Mystic Chain Park recently.

Guests enjoyed live entertainment from the Rehrig Brothers, The Large Flowerheads and WTAP radio personality Jeffrey “Uncle Jeffrey” Tapler.

There was also a cakewalk, bingo and food along with an antique tractor show, donated from the Old Time Plowboys and local farmers.

Vera Cruz Community Association President, David Lindstrom noted the...


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

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION/ AMERICAN STROKE ASSOCIATION, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers for their 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sept. 22. Volunteers are needed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Help is needed to set up, man tents, water stations and walk route as well as cleanup. Lunch will be provided. Event will be held at ArtsQuest SteelStacks on Founders Way. Call Andrea King at 484-245-6262 or andrea.king@heart.org.