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The Press invites readers to

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press invites readers to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.


Gambet to be honored Sept. 6

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will hold a gala event 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at DeSales University Center Station Ave., Center Valley.

Father Daniel G. Gambet, O.S.F.S., President Emeritus of DeSales University, will be honored for his vision, leadership and dedication to NMIH and the Lehigh Valley community.

The fundraising event supports NMIH museum’s exhibits, educational programs, operations and the care and preservation of its collections.

The evening...

Rx for quality health care begins with education

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I walked into the room in the middle of a loud argument.

My relative’s roommate in a health-care facility was angry with staff for not getting him bathed and dressed by lunchtime. He was still in bed in his night-clothes.

When one of his relatives came to visit, he told her what had happened, and she reported his grievance to the facility’s nurse and administrator.

Ever since, he has been dressed and groomed at a reasonable morning hour.

It pays to have an...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by JULIE SWAN in Columns

Back to school! Even though I no longer have kids in school, September still always feels like a new beginning to me.

Don’t miss the 16th annual Lower Milford Township Fall Festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. New this year will be a silent auction 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with proceeds going to help obtain National Historic Registry designation for several sites in the township.

Volunteers and vendors are still needed. If you would like to volunteer or want more information, call...

Another View

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on www.nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on www.foxnews.com on celebrity Pink, both showing kindness to young children.

The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled, “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”

The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kenny Knapp, of Lower Milford Township, knows what it means to serve in the community where you live.

At a time when community organizations have a hard time finding volunteers, that was not the case for Knapp.

Knapp, born in Silverdale, was never a kid who loved to hang around the firehouse but got interested through his father, George, who had an auto repair shop and worked on the fire equipment for 20 years.

When the Silverdale Fire Company purchased a 1947 Maxim...


Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Lehigh Lions Club will hold a flea market and garage sale 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Macungie Memorial Park. The rain date is Sept. 9. To reserve a spot, call Ron at 610-966-3040 or go to www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/lowerlehigh/contact.php.

There will be an Allentown Dog Training Club Show Match Sept. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park. For information, call 610-966-4289.

The Lehigh Valley, Berks County...