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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Summit Lawn trailer fire along Interstate 78 leads to day-long hazmat incident

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

It all began shortly after 4 a.m. Oct. 23, when a tractor-trailer driver with a cargo of more than 1,500 gallon containers of antifreeze pulled over to the shoulder of Interstate 78, at the Summit Lawn exit, atop South Mountain, to try and put out a small brake system fire.

With only small hand fire extinguishers, that firefighting effort didn’t turn out well and the trailer was quickly enveloped in flames.

The Lehigh County 911 Center dispatched Eastern and Western Salisbury...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in School

Lower Macungie Middle School recently held its ninth annual Pink Out. Early in the school day, students gathered outside for an aerial photo in the shape of a flask, reflecting the theme Elements of a Cure.

The culmination of the Pink Out is the after school activity. Students dressed in everything pink – shirts, cowboy hats, bandanas, beads, shoelaces and more and enjoyed games, food, a DJ and a pink raffle. There was also a “Ballin’ for Breast Cancer” basketball tournament.



Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the EHS auditorium.

The play is directed by Jill Kuebler. Assistant Director is Diane DiDona along with student directors Lauren Leader and Gabriella Slak.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life....

Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrap and fill 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a 2018...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 1

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S . Ott St., Allentown. The program will be on Westminster Village. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Nov. 3

“Breakfast with a famous mouse” for children ages infant through 12 years old with a parent or caregiver 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road,...