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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Another view

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On Oct. 13 during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

I didn’t realize the White House and Americans stopped saying this. We didn’t actually. At our workplaces, at our churches, at our family and friends gatherings and even at department stores, we still say “Merry Christmas.”

On many shopping trips, sales associates often have said to me “Merry Christmas.” They also have said “Happy Holidays.” I was never...

Players of the Stage presents ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9.

This play, based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after being told there would be snacks served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday school’s Christmas play.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

During a campaign kickoff Nov. 13, Jeanne McNeill urged everyone to vote in the Dec. 5 special election.

The special election is required to fill the 133rd Legislative District seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which has been vacant since the Sept. 8 death of McNeill’s husband, Daniel.

She accepted the Democratic nomination in early October and said she is proud to seek the office previously held by her late husband. According to McNeill, her husband was...


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 29

Diakon Adoption & Foster Care will hold an informational session on providing foster care to children and youths, with a special focus on children with medically fragile conditions, 7 p.m. at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road. Those interested in attending the session are asked to cal 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register.

Dec. 1

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus, will hold its ninth annual Holiday Book...


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by KATHLEEN SHANNON KOEHN in Local News

Discussion of the service provided by garbage hauler J.P. Mascaro dominated the Nov. 20 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe said Mascaro has not only missed pickups but also has not picked up garbage well into Wednesdays.

The current contract with Mascaro calls for garbage to be put curbside Tuesday evenings with pickup by 4 a.m. Wednesday mornings. Pepe said the problem started in August as soon as the borough approved Mascaro’s contract.



Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

When you want to see the good through the bad, when you want to truly experience positivity in a world of judgment and negativity, always talk to a child.

Kids have this amazing sense of optimism. Their untainted outlook on life can be a refreshing reminder that there is good in this world.

Last month, I wrote about the Oct. 2 shooting during a Las Vegas concert, a horrific act that killed nearly 60 people and injured more than 400. As the media reported on the lives lost, it...