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Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

It doesn’t feel like spring as I write this, but spring is in the air!

St. Peter’s Union Church, 7863 St. Peter’s Road, Macungie, will hold its spring bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24. The bazaar features raffles, barbecue, baked goods, craft and vendor tables, a light lunch and the church’s popular homemade soup.

You can pre-order quarts of chicken pot pie, beef vegetable soup or chicken corn noodle soup before March 18 by calling Ron at 610-845-2525 during the day or Deb in...

DeSales University hosts housing summit

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK SPECAL TO THE PRESS in Local News

The 2018 Regional Housing Summit: “A Home for Everyone” was held at the DeSales University Center Feb. 8, convening employees from organizations across the Lehigh Valley. Presented by Lehigh County and New Bethany Ministries, the summit addressed issues of affordable housing, homelessness, the economy and the interrelatedness of these issues.

New Bethany Ministries Executive Director and Affordable Housing Committee Chair Diane Elliott began by asking the audience a question: “Why are...

CHC addiction, recovery talk

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Voices from the Valley

The 2018 Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery learning experience will be presented by the Center for Humanistic Change 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Liberty High School, 1115 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Participants will learn about the cycle of addiction, from first use to recovery, including the effects of trauma and genetics; how addiction affects the entire family; the roles played by law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction...


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

March 9

Veterans assistance hours at the office of state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in speaking with the department service officer should call 610-965-9933.

March 10

Magic show 2 to 2:45 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Join in an all new adventure of magic, illusions, doves, rabbits, Houdini-type escapes and...

Anti-discrimination wording a concern

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Business as usual hit a speed bump Thursday when county commissioners attempted to approve a couple of routine professional services contracts. Commissioner Amy Zanelli objected to the boilerplate anti-discrimination provisions of two proposed agreements—one with Election IQ LLC and another with Alfred Yacoub, Esquire for professional services with the County of Lehigh.

Zanelli, elected in 2017 from District 3 to her commissioner office, noted the proposed contracts did not contain...


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

To order apple dumplings, shoo-fly pies and funny cakes during the Emmaus Historical Society’s fundraiser, call the museum at 610-966-6591 and leave a message with name, phone number and quantity ordered. The phone number listed in the March column was incorrect. We apologize for the error.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by ELISABETH KEMMERER in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors approved a number of items impacting public works and land development during a brief meeting March 1.

Secretary Jessi O’Donald brought the park, recreation and environmental plan from the parks and recreation committee before the supervisors for review. The plan spells out what improvements the committee would like to see made to the township’s parks and green spaces and incorporates input from the residents who filled out the survey on the township...


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Tickets for Allentown Central Catholic High School’s spring musical Disaster! are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5, 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.

The “Disaster!” cast participated in a workshop March 1 with Broadway actor Adam Pascal, who starred in the original Broadway cast of “Disaster!” He taught various theater techniques and gave tips for the show....