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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


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

An 18-year-old female, of Allentown, was taken into custody for possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop for vehicle code violations on Lower Macungie Road at Little Spur, Lower Macungie Township, 11:54 p.m. May 25, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Matthew Charles Mondschein, 29, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly being in possession of an illegal drug and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Lower Macungie Road at Wild...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Happy Fourth of July! I love fireworks and my husband humors me by taking me to South Bethlehem to watch their fireworks from SteelStacks. But there are several fireworks displays going on throughout the valley. Check local media to find the one most convenient for you.

Milford Park’s 91st summer program is in full swing. All concerts begin 7 p.m. On July 7, there will be a gospel concert by Damaris Carbaugh, former soloist with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. The July 14 concert will...

Care for the caregiver first

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago I heard a startling statistic that frightened me.

During a caregivers’ class at a local hospital, the facilitator told attendees that 80 percent of caregivers die before their patient does.

Initially, that news sounded unbelievable. Surely there was some mistake.

But the more I thought about that high figure, the more sense it made.

Often caregivers are consumed by the strenuous routine required in providing 24-hour care for a loved one who is...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the June 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Borough Engineer Jeff Ott, president of Ott Consulting, Inc., Emmaus, reviewed bids received for the 2018 Sanitary Sewer Clean and Televise/Manhole Rehabilitation Project.

Sewer Specialty Services Co., Inc. bid $375,075, Standard Pipe Services, LLC bid $292,600 and Mobile Dredging Video Pipe, Inc. bid $373,539.

Ott recommended Standard Pipe Services, LLC be awarded the bid. The $300,000 grant plus a 15 percent match will more...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Recently, Raymond Mohr, of Macungie, treated the IronPigs fans at Coca-Cola Park to his rendition of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. Mohr is neither a professional singer nor a candidate running for office. He is a 99-year-old World War II veteran who sang in honor of United States veterans.

Mohr has become a local celebrity. As of the date of this interview, the video of his performance had received over 500,000 Internet views and gone viral. (To view Mohr’s...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by ED COURRIER in School

In a room nearly filled to capacity, the East Penn School Board June 25 meeting began with newly-appointed board member Allan Byrd taking the oath of office. Byrd replaces Alan Earnshaw with his term expiring Dec. 2, 2019.

Director Ken Bacher was elected president by his fellow board members with Director Paul Champagne chosen to serve as vice president.

The large turnout was the result of public reaction to what was said at the public forum at the June 11 meeting regarding a...

Garden club presents gardens tour

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 30.

The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.

A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.

Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh Valley...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

June 26

The Emmaus High School Class of 1966 will hold a reunion buffet luncheon at Superior Restaurant, 2 to 5 p.m. in the upstairs dining room. The event is a “70” birthday celebration. For information, call Hope Stoneback DeIaco at 610-428-4180.

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting will be held 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building in Old Zionsville. Bill Barto of the Emmaus Historical Society will present a program about the May 1935 airplane crash...