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Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134, will host his annual senior expo Oct. 19 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The free event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

Exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies and a variety of senior-focused organizations are scheduled to attend and will offer information about programs and services designed to meet the needs of older Pennsylvanians....

Time to be ‘Goin’ up the Country’ during Open Gate Farm Tour

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Open Gate Farm Tour has been a tradition in the Lehigh Valley for more than four decades.

Each year, farms throughout the county “open their gates” to the public to help educate the community on what they do.

On Oct. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., the community is invited to discover a variety of farms that are growing fruits and vegetables, making cheese and yogurt, training horses, raising alpacas and much more.

We have listed the farms open in the East Penn/Salisbury areas...

Roberts’ youth services job confirmed

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Paula Roberts’ appointment as Lehigh County’s Children and Youth Services director was confirmed by unanimous vote by commissioners Sept. 27. Two weeks prior the commissioners approved the appointment at the first reading of the proposal, a preliminary step to finalizing the position.

Roberts said she has been acting director for two weeks. The commissioners have now finalized the appointment and she can put on her full director’s hat.

The appointment comes from the ranks as...

volunteer opportunities

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

CHARTER ARTS - The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking...

McNeill accepts nomination for 133rd

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Jeanne McNeill, with an overwhelming endorsement by the Lehigh County Democratic Executive Committee and the state’s Democratic leadership, accepted the party’s nomination to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of her husband, Daniel McNeill.

The 133rd District includes portions of Hanover (Lehigh County), Whitehall and Salisbury townships and Bethlehem (Lehigh County) and Catasauqua,...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by KATHLEEN SHANNON KOEHN in Local News

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Press has been informed the event producers have canceled the Lantern Festival Oct. 11 scheduled for Oct. 14. Bell Gate Farm has organized an event in place of the Lantern Festival for children 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at Bell Gate Farm, 7081 Bell Gate Road, Coopersburg. The event will include food by Outlaw BBQ, pumpkin carving and contest, live music, face painting, coloring contest, cooking demonstration, a bounce house and more. Event entry is free and a portion of...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

The Borough of Emmaus firefighters are employees of the borough.

In a decision dated Sept. 26, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Middle District denied an appeal brought by the Borough of Emmaus, effectively supporting a final order issued by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board dated Sept. 16, 2014.

In a final order issued by the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board the decision reads as follows:

“In essence, the Borough has already hired the fire fighters, and despite...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in School

After getting tired of participating in walks and other fundraising events to raise money and awareness for diabetes, six-year old Carly Lennett asked her dad if she could swim to raise money. After all, she had fearlessly jumped into a pool as a three-year old and immediately loved the water, so it was the perfect fit.

Carly, who battles Type 1 diabetes, has never let the disease slow her down. Instead, she’s fought it head-on, with the help of her dad, Mitch, who also has the...

Election Policy

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the Oct. 4 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.