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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

You might be reading this in the aftermath of (another) snow day.

On March 3, when serious work began on this piece, forecasters anticipated snow in various accumulations in a storm expected to last mid-afternoon to early morning March 4. Predictions of inclement weather prompted Northwestern Lehigh School District to cancel the afternoon performance of the spring musical “The Addams Family” at the high school March 3 and offer details about securing ticket refunds via a special...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 17-year-old male, of East Greenville, escaped injury when his vehicle overturned onto its roof in a single car accident along Kings Highway, Lower Milford Township, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 29. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the teen was driving a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta along Kings Highway South at Milky Way when he lost control of the vehicle when attempting to negotiate a left curve in the road and struck an embankment. The vehicle flipped and came to rest in the middle of the road. The...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who is in your family?

A. I live with my mom Gretchen, my dad Kent and my two dogs Cleo and Luna.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I really enjoy the excitement of looking ahead into the future. All throughout high school, I have viewed college as some far away dream, but having it be a reality in my near future has been surreal and has caused me to appreciate every moment I have left at EHS.

Q. What is your favorite...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Feb. 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners approved a resolution for a lot line adjustment for the land development for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and another resolution for land development for the construction of the company’s new world headquarters.

The lot consolidation is for four lots along Mill Creek Road. It is for a 526,000 square foot office building and 123,000 square foot industrial building. There will be a 10 story...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Upper Milford Township Supervisor Robert Sentner announced Feb. 21 that the Miller-Keystone Blood Drive Feb. 11 was successful.

Supervisor Joyce Moore, in a later interview, said the drive netted 11 pints. This successful event has encouraged the township to repeat the event, hoping to have the bloodmobile return on an eight-week cycle beginning in April, but an exact date has not been set.

“We had a good turnout,” Moore said.

The Miller-Keystone Blood Center van sets up...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

As the snow (hopefully) stops falling and the weather takes a turn for the better, the snowbirds who made their annual trek south at the start of winter begin to return back north. They use planes, trains and cars allowing their navigation systems, maps, conductors and pilots to lead the way.

Similarly, months ago many real birds began their annual journey south and will soon return back north, but these birds don’t have GPS or a map to show them the way. How exactly do they know...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission’s Feb. 19 workshop meeting centered on revising a draft of the township’s zoning ordinance.

The meeting began with a discussion of the open space neighborhood concept. Open space neighborhoods would have a special focus on active and passive recreation. It was questioned what would be permitted in the open space.

The open space neighborhood would not be very dense. It would consist of smaller groups of houses around areas of open...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The French club will meet Feb. 27 right after school in Room 239 for a painting party. It’s never too late to join French Club. See Madame Kalb in Room 239 for more information.

The next German Club meeting will be Feb. 27 in Room 333. Plans are being made for laser tag, a German cooking class, Penn State and a possible cultural exchange day. New members are always welcome to join.

The Health and Wellness/Fitness Club will hold its dodgeball tournament 6-9 p.m. Feb. 28 in the...

Stagemakers heads to Neverland in Peter Pan Jr.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will present “Peter Pan Jr.,” a magical musical filled with mermaids, Indians, sneaky pirates, fairy dust and children that can fly.

John and Michael Darling love listening to their sister Wendy tell them stories every night about a boy named Peter Pan who refuses to grow up and lives in Neverland. Little do they know Peter also listens from outside their window. But one night when the Darlings’ dog nursemaid Nana grabs Peter’s shadow, he returns to get it back...