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Gingerbread competition deadline Nov. 30

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

Kalmbach park

This year marks the 15th annual gingerbread competition and display at Kalmbach Memorial Park. The deadline for paper entries is Nov. 30; creations do not need to be delivered until Dec. 3. Judging takes place Dec. 4 and winners are revealed at the display Dec. 9 during Macungie Holiday.

It is not uncommon to have over 600 people come through the Kalmbach barn each Macungie Holiday. Everyone gets to vote on a “People’s Choice” award and it is a holiday event so...

STATE POLICE

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown actor used a fraudulent $20 bill to make an unknown purchase at the Speedway gas station, 5640 Hamilton Blvd., Lower Macungie Township, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

An unknown actor entered a garage in the 2600 block of Fieldview Drive, Lower Macungie Township, and removed a silver Motobecane bicycle valued at approximately $500 between 11:30 a.m. Oct. 22 and 11 a.m. Oct. 23. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Pennsylvania State Police...

EPSD receives grant

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

SEN. BOSCOLA

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, has announced over $100,000 has been awarded to districts in the Pennsylvania Department of Education safe school grants.

East Penn School District has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-2017 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant in the amount of $30,000 and Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit has been awarded the Year 2 allocation of their 2016-2017 Safe Schools School Police/Resource Officer Grant in the...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently a 12th grader at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. I would have to say that my favorite subject is psychology. With an interest in neuroscience, its fascinating to learn about the complex brain and its involvement in our daily decisions and actions.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. At EHS, I have been recognized with the Award for Academic...

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ALLENTOWN

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Drake retired from First Presbyterian Church of Allentown in September and sat down with The Press recently for an interview about his years of service.

Drake grew up in Greenville, Pa. with a Presbyterian father and a Methodist mother.

He studied piano and organ as a child and was involved in church school and youth groups.

Drake was a music major at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.

It was during his college years he started to...