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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Marriage requires work and communication

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A funny tale pops up when people talk about marriage and anniversaries: A couple was celebrating their golden anniversary by renewing their vows. At the conclusion of the little ceremony, their pastor congratulated them on 50 years of marriage and posed to them one question. “At any point along the way, did divorce ever cross your minds?” The husband responded with a quick “No, never.” The wife nodded in agreement and said, “Divorce, no. Murder, yes.” And such is the stuff that marriages are...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved Ordinance 2019-03 which added the right-of-way on the Weiner Tract to the agricultural security area at its March 7 meeting. This further seals the land preservation of this property.

The sewer module for the Depot Properties project was approved. This project is for the truck staging area by Orchard and Alburtis roads.

The 5G Wireless Antenna Ordinance was tabled. The commissioners need to further investigate this...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I don’t want an automatic pet feeder.

I wouldn’t mind making engraved items at home or receiving a luxury car rental coupon.

“Drop dozens now: Who wants to be fat?” was in my email today. I don’t want to be fat. Do they think I’m fat?

Yes, I want to sleep better, and I don’t need a levitating moon lamp.

And yes, today, I received several messages on how to safely remove earwax.

Did I ask for these messages? Absolutely not.

Even with the best Internet...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Upper Milford Township Supervisors closed the major firefighting fund which had been setting unused and drawing interest. They divided the $28,999.77 balance between the two Upper Milford Township fire companies, the Vera Cruz Fire Company and the Western District Fire Company.

Vera Cruz Fire Company officers, Emily Fair and Jason Tapler, attended the meeting.

In other business, Emmaus Public Library representative Lisa Martin reported the second annual Books and Beer...

Giant Food Stores begins deploying robots

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores announced recently the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.

Over the past year, Giant has...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted.

As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy, this is the opportunity to remind us all that truth-seeking journalism is alive and well and should be celebrated.

Journalists, as the eyes and ears of the public, rely on public access laws to keep you informed and great reporting begins with...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

girl scouts

The annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor four distinguished women leaders at the annual Take the Lead event April 30.

This year’s recipients are Susan Drabic, president & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living, Olga Negron, a City of Bethlehem councilwoman and community liaison, HSGK Law Firm; Ashley Russo, president and executive producer, ASR Media Productions and Cecelia Connelly-Weida Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, Education, Legal and...


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 16

Church of the Good Shepherd of Alburtis, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, will hold its annual craft bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event includes crafts, attic treasures, a gift basket auction, baked goods and refreshments.

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under age six can enjoy breakfast at no charge. For more information, call 610-966-3601.

March 17