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Thursday, January 3, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

No Place for Hate will hold a meeting 7-7:20 a.m. Jan. 3 in Room 409.

The counseling office is excited to offer seniors the opportunity to participate in an Instant Decision Day with Moravian College Jan. 4. as part of the college application process. Interested students should sign up in the counseling office.

An important freshmen class meeting is scheduled for Jan. 7 during period 2 in the auditorium. Topics being discussed are midterm exams and course scheduling for next...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Mark Donald Mackenzie, 56, of Bath, allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm at Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:50 p.m. April 12, 2018 and was denied through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System. An investigation by Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, determined Mackenzie allegedly falsified the sale or transfer of firearm form during the transaction.

Elizabeth Herrera, 36, of Allentown and a 17-year-old youth were placed under arrest for retail theft...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail....

County to receive DCNR grants Funds will help close trail gap between Catty, Hanover

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Pennsylvania’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has approved four major grants for Lehigh County.

These grants, totaling $469,900, will provide additional resources to countywide efforts to improve quality of life and enhance outdoor recreational experiences.

“Lehigh County is committed to maintaining and improving our open and green spaces. We know that they are integral to continuing to attract new residents and families to the Lehigh Valley and they provide...


Thursday, January 3, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners approved a plan for a major employer coming to the township at its meeting Dec. 20, 2018.

First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union was approved by commissioners to open its headquarters and branch in the Trexlertown Business Center development in the 6100 block of Hamilton Boulevard. The architecture planned ties in with township requirements and will go along with the other building within this area.

The commissioners also approved...

Guest View

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I am sure you have heard the ruckus raised in early December 2018 when several radio stations and Canadian broadcaster CBC Radio decided to ban the traditional Christmastime song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” one of the more outlandish offshoots of the #MeToo movement.

After numerous complaints of censorship, including a highly visible campaign by Star Trek star William Shatner, CBC restored the song to its Christmas lineup, as did two of the four radio stations that initiated the ban....


Friday, December 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

An Emmaus man who survived what is usually referred to as a “widow maker” cardiac arrest in July, was reunited with the first responders whose fast and effective emergency response restored his heartbeat and with doctors who performed cardiac intervention measures at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

With hugs and a few tears, Patrick Barry, along with his wife, Carol, met with the police officer, firefighter, emergency medical technicians and the “Good Samaritan” bystander whose...