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Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Local News

July 1 is the deadline for final bid acceptance on the Emmaus Arts Commission’s birdhouses entered in the “Best of the Nest” Birdhouse Art Auction. Thanks to a generous local craftsman, the commission was able to give 22 handcrafted wooden birdhouses over to 22 artists/artist-teams so each piece could be transformed from the ordinary into the extraordinary. The entire collection can be seen at Herbein’s Garden Center, online at emmausarts.org or at the Emmaus Arts’ Facebook pages. The final...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

It wasn’t a long meeting for Upper Milford Township Supervisors June 21, but that might have been just as well for Boy Scout Grayson Killingsworth, who was there with his mom, Jessamy Killingsworth. The lesson was short. Grayson was at the municipal meeting as part of the requirements for a merit badge on communications. When completed, it will be his 11th merit badge.

Grayson, the son of Jessamy and Dan Killingsworth, has the Boy Scout rank of Star, just two ranks short of Eagle...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the June 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a lot line adjustment and land development plan for 5329, 5347 and 5357 Hamilton Blvd. for an Arby’s restaurant was approved. This fast food restaurant will include a drive-thru.

The planned structure will be built around the farmhouse and include street trees. There will be a connection made with Hamilton Crossings for pedestrians.

The commissioners said they were very pleased with the plan as it saves the...

July programs announced

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



Wildlands Conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place, Emmaus, has a number of opportunities for children and families to participate in during the month of July.

A day camp on wildlife is scheduled 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 2 at Wayne Grube Park. There is no charge; the program is underwritten by Northampton County Parks. Campers will explore the park and learn about ornithology, herpetology, entomology or mamalogy. Live animals, games and crafts are part of the...


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

An old, yellowed newspaper clipping is secured on my refrigerator with a magnet. It reads:

“You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be — I had a mother who read to me,” from “The Reading Mother” by Strickland Gillilan in “The Read Aloud Handbook”

I put this quote on my refrigerator when I was pregnant with my first child, approximately 25 years ago. I learned if I read to my children before they were born, they...

Grant for LGBT center falls through

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A $5,000 grant to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center fell through June 13 when one of the sponsors of the bill, Amy Zanelli, abstained from voting.

She then watched the votes split between the remaining eight commissioners, 4-4.

Zanelli commented on her abstention.

“I volunteer for, contribute to, and benefit from the Bradbury-Sullivan Community Center,” Zanelli said. “I will abstain.”

Zanelli listed some of the benefits of the LGBT community center and...