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Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KATHLEEN SHANNON KOEHN in School


Confused? You might be if you’re a high school senior or the parent of a senior planning to attend college next year.

Fortunately, Emmaus High School’s guidance office sponsored a financial aid program Sept. 28 with Kim Adamson, assistant director of financial aid at Cedar Crest College, an expert at answering unending questions from students and parents alike.

The first thing to do, she said, was to fill out, online, the FAFSA – Free...

Alumni sought for banquet

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Camp Fire alumni of all ages are invited to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Alburtis Camp Fire during a banquet Oct. 15 at the Alburtis Area Recreation Center, 220 West 2nd St., Alburtis.

Alburtis resident Caroline Paiste Butz brought Camp Fire to the western Lehigh/eastern Berks County region in 1927.

A former teacher, she saw the value that Camp Fire, America’s first nonsectarian, multicultural organization for girls, imparted to...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The annual Bethlehem area CROP Hunger Walk will be held with registration 1 p.m. and step-off 1:30 p.m. Oct.8. The walk starts at Spring Street near Lehigh Street.

CROP Hunger Walk is sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.

For information, visit www.crophungerwalk.org/bethlehempa or...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Upper Milford supervisors, at a special meeting Sept. 28, granted preliminary plan approval to Kay Builders for the Fields at Jasper Ridge, a subdivision of 123 twin homes and townhomes on the 29-acre Kohler tract, but laced their discussion of the plan with criticism of the way Kay Builders operates.

Some 30 residents, many of them from neighboring Mink Estates, were on hand to voice their concerns about the development, which focused mainly on stormwater drainage and traffic.



Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 5

Antique tractor auction at RM Sotheby’s annual Hershey auction at Hershey Lodge to benefit The Hillside School based in Lower Macungie. A seldom seen, 1929 Worthington Model A Pennsylvania-built tractor and rare find for collectors will be on the auction block. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys.com.

Allentown AARP Chapter #5154 meeting noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The Ffourtissimo Barbershop...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Central Catholic has begun its Vikings on the Road program, in which select students travel to Central’s feeder schools throughout the Lehigh Valley. During the events, the students share their experiences at Allentown Central Catholic High School and any high school tips they have for eighth graders. So far, the program has visited St. Thomas More School in Allentown and St. Ann School in Emmaus with many more schools still to come.

Students at Central Catholic are continuing to make...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Matthew Paul Dengler, 22, of Macungie, was arrested Sept. 15 in the 1100 block of Eagle Drive on charges of suspicion of aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a domestic dispute, according to police. Dengler was transported to Lehigh County Booking Center and processed, according to police.

Aaron James Ruch, 23, of Emmaus, was arrested Sept. 17 in the 400 block of North Fifth Street on charges of suspicion of...

Student art submissions needed

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, visit wlvt.org.


The Department of...

Volunteers needed

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed. Halloween parade committee meetings are held 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 12 in the community room on the second floor of borough hall and Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com...