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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Accepting race

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

pediatric cancer

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.


Thursday, January 10, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

The new trash hauler and pickup system was touched upon at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Jan. 7.

The first week in January was the first time new trash hauler Whitetail Disposal picked up the borough’s refuse. Whitetail will pick up trash throughout the borough three times a week, each day in a different section of the borough.

“To be very honest with you, while there were some bumps in the road, if you don’t expect them then you obviously don’t pay too much attention,”...

Smoky fire goes to two alarms in early Christmas morning fire

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Firefighters from six area fire departments responded to a smoky fire shortly after 1:30 a.m. Dec. 25, 2018, in the 700 block of Walnut Street, Emmaus.

Dense smoke was pouring from the structure, causing first-arriving Emmaus firefighters to declare a second alarm to request mutual aid. Firefighters from Western Salisbury, Vera Cruz, Lower Macungie, Alburtis and the Woodlawn fire departments responded.

The structure was an office building that did not appear to be currently...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Musical lyricists, novelists and dramatists frequently employ recognizable color symbols.

Most colors have a positive and a negative connotation. For example, green may represent freshness and growth or envy and greed.

For the Christian Church, the color of the season leading to Christmas is blue; blue is the color of hope. However, for those struggling with loss, blue is the color of grief, sadness and depression. The seasonal emphasis, religious and secular, on joy, often...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by ALEXIS BOVE in Local News

On Dec. 19, 2018, St. Thomas More School, Salisbury Township, hosted an event in which 11 children and one family awaiting a home through Habitat for Humanity, received Christmas gifts.

The Faith Build Home will be located on 412 Keystone Ave.

Gina Loiacono and Jayme Lehman, both teachers at St Thomas More School, played a large role in raising funds.

Lehman is the student council advisor at the school.

St. Thomas More students raised $10,000 through events such...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail....

County to receive DCNR grants Funds will help close trail gap between Catty, Hanover

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.

These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.

“Lehigh County is committed to maintaining and improving our open and green spaces. We know that they are integral to continuing to attract new residents and families to the Lehigh Valley and they provide...