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Thursday, March 8, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is science. Whether it is biology, chemistry or physics, I always find the content extremely fascinating. Learning how the universe and everything in it works is both fun and interesting. The reason why I love these classes so much is that I can easily see their applications to the world around us. I have also...

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.

Four PPL workers residing in the East Penn School District were...

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, exits congressional race

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, announced March 2 he will exit the race for congress in the new 7th District created by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

“When the Supreme Court threw the congressional elections into upheaval through its overreach and activism, I was approached by residents of all parties from my state House district to circulate nominating petitions for that office,” Mackenzie stated. “I did that and have now officially filed for state representative. I feel an...

Lower Macungie Middle School Honor Roll

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in School

Lower Macungie Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the second marking period.


Grade 6: Julia Grace Adams, Brianna Kate Amey, Ryan Baig, Gretchen Gabriella Bidwell, Logan Patrick Bitting, Alexa Grace Blagbrough, Lydia Josephine Bowman, Trystan Galliano Busletta, Ethan Matthew Causa, Simren Saeed Chaudhry, Jahkari Jaelen Valentino Christian, Olivia Ann Clarke, Cecelia Alice Coleman, Emily Kay Condrack, Thorin Isaiah Coyle...


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Phoebe Ministries to purchase real estate of Rodale

Senior services organization plans first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

Since Rodale Manufacturing moved to Emmaus from New York City in 1930, it and its successor companies have been pillars of the Lehigh Valley community. Upon the sale of its business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family was committed to ensuring that its property, nearly 40 acres in the heart of Emmaus, would be put to use in a...

Hoodie Hoo Day brings out sunshine and celebrants

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

A group of residents of the Meadows Apartments in Emmaus and their friends spent Feb. 20 observing Hoodie Hoo Day. This year’s activities were expanded to include several surprises.

“Hoodie Hoo,” which occurs one month before the official start of spring, is a tongue in cheek celebration intended to drive away winter and lift the spirits.

Like “Jingle Bells,” “America the Beautiful” and “Here Comes Peter Cottontail,” songs long associated with seasonal celebrations, the “Hoodie...