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Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Lead by volunteer drama club director Lisa Edelman and supported by a staff of parent volunteers, East Penn’s Jefferson Elementary School students presented “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” during two performances April 28.

This version of the classic tale, written for student performers, features original music and lyrics. Approximately 40 Jefferson Elementary School students appeared in two performances.

Emmaus High School Honor Roll

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Emmaus High School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the third marking period.


Grade 9: Aya Osama Abdelfatah, Sonia Maria Abolik, Kylie Marie Ackerman, Isabella Rami Adams, Natasha Marea Adrienne, Ali Yasser Ahmed, Emma Grace Albright, Kailey Ann Alderfer, Evan Nickolas Amey, Sophia Theresa Anderson, Natalie Marie Angelella, Meliha Zehra Anthony, Katie Isabel Bashus, Lila Rose Benner, Nesiah Ann Bertram, Gabriel Damion Black...


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council members discussed recent state bills regarding 96-foot-wide trucks and 102-foot-wide semi-trucks and how they will affect the borough at its April 25 meeting.

The bills were passed to update the current state laws and would allow municipalities to block off specific roads to trucks but they must prove a hardship case. The bills have not been signed by Gov. Tom Wolf yet and after 180 days they will go into effect.

Officer Tony Vanim made council aware of...


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Spring finally seems to have arrived and Salem United Methodist Church will celebrate by holding Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. The event will feature homemade baked goods, a light lunch, flea market items, flowers for your garden, plus hanging plants for sale. There will be some free items too. This event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 610-965-6796.

The Western District Fire Company on Route 100 will serve...


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host hours at his district office, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg, May 4 for area veterans and families to receive assistance regarding programs and benefits.

A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions about veterans benefits and help file claims. Some of the issues the outreach specialist can address include:

•Compensation and pension benefits...


Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Farmers Market will hold its 12th season grand opening 4 to 7 p.m. May 17. The market features local family farmers providing home grown fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The farmers market will be open 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 23. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. May 8 at the Macungie Institute. The guest...