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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Capt. Jeffrey M. Andrews has retired from the U.S. Navy after serving honorably for 30 years.

Andrews, a 1982 graduate of Emmaus High School, last served as commanding officer with Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, Naval Support Activity, Bethesda, Md.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

There will be an Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic July 4 at Macungie Memorial Park.

The bicycle/wagon parade begins 10 a.m. There will be a duck race in the creek 11 a.m. Macungie Band will perform 11:30 a.m. in the bandshell. There will also be games and contests for children as well as the annual Bear Swamp Derby. Bring your own matchbox type car or purchase one at the picnic. The fire department and ambulance corps will have equipment on display. Macungie Pool will host events...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An individual entered a residence in the 500 block of Evergreen Street and removed a purse and car keys. The individual then took the burglary victim’s Kia Sorento valued at $28,250, according to police. The incident was reported June 18.

An iPhone 7 and case, valued at $840, were removed from an unlocked locker at the Emmaus Community Pool, 1401 Shimerville Road, according to police. The incident was reported June 18.

A Nishiki bicycle, valued at $300, was removed from the 200...

St. Luke’s campus to double in size

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by ALLISON POCZAKI in Local News

The St. Luke’s Anderson Campus will be doubling its size with its newest expansion set to open in January 2020.

This expansion will be a Women & Babies Pavilion housing a labor and delivery unit, 32-room postpartum unit with 16-bassinet nurseries, private and semi-private NICU rooms and more, as stated by St. Luke’s.

June 12 was the official groundbreaking ceremony with four speakers and seven St. Luke’s Hospital personnel taking part in the actual groundbreaking.


volunteer opportunities

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY LEHIGH VALLEY, needs volunteers (ages 18 to 84) to drive cancer patients to and from their treatment appointments. The volunteer must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, proof of adequate car insurance, access to a safe and reliable vehicle, schedule availability and desktop, laptop or tablet computer access. Call Jennifer Washney at 570-224-9570 or email jenniferwashney@cancer.org.



Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

First responders with the Emmaus Ambulance Corps marked National Emergency Medical Services Week with an open house and blood drive recently at the Sixth Street station house in Emmaus.

Ambulance Chief Jeff Hoffman said about 200 area residents attended the open house, toured the station and ambulances and learned more about the corps’ emergency response activities.

A Miller-Keystone Blood Center bloodmobile was on hand for blood donors and collected 20 pints of blood, well...