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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Congressional campaign suspended

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced Nov. 17 he is suspending his run for congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th District and will, instead, focus on the State House and state issues in the coming year.

“It has become clear that running for, and possibly serving in, congress are not conducive to the commitment I must keep to my family, especially my young daughter,” Simmons said in a press release to The Press Nov. 17.

Simmons and his...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Two chairs valued at $20 were removed from a location in the 200 block of Main Street, according to police. The incident was reported Oct. 21.

An actor has been removing firewood from the rear of a residence in the 200 block of North Sixth Street, according to police. The firewood is valued at $50. The incident was reported Oct. 23.

An unknown actor shot the back window of a Dodge truck with a pellet gun causing $300 in damage, according to police. The incident was reported Oct...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 22

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will host a Thanksgiving service with a hymn sing 7 p.m. A pie fest will follow the service. All are welcome. For information, call 610 965-3265.

Nov. 27

The Women’s Club of Emmaus will hold its monthly meeting 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. The program will be presented by Kathy Long on “Stories from the Heart.” Candy orders are due.

Nov. 28



Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Upper Milford Township Supervisors approved a resolution Nov. 16 to ask the Upper Milford Township Planning Commission to review traffic concerns that might come with the new Wawa convenience store planned for Emmaus.

While decisions on the project are all being made by Emmaus, Upper Milford Supervisor Robert Sentner is concerned more traffic on busy Chestnut Street will be a problem felt in Upper Milford.

“There’s going to be a lot of traffic,” Sentner said.


another view

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Snapchat is a quickly growing social media platform which allows people to send pictures or short videos, called snaps, to friends. The most popular feature is that these snaps only last a few seconds and then disappear. It’s great for people like me who insist their pets are the cutest but don’t want to inundate Facebook and Instagram with cat pictures for fear of being a bother. Instead, I just take a quick photo of my kittens, send it to a few interested friends and then it’s gone.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now accepting applications for home heating assistance, according to Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st.

LIHEAP is a federally funded program to help individuals and families pay their heating bills through home heating energy assistance grants. The program also provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing their heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of...


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Dec. 1 and 2.

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and book sale 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The event, held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St., will feature seasonal sounds by Emmaus High School musicians. The sale features pre-enjoyed books in gift-worthy condition at pleasing prices. Please note the rest of the...

Holiday plant sale through Nov. 28

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Brighten your home or office with beautiful flowers while supporting victims of violent crimes and their families in the Lehigh Valley.

Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley is holding its annual holiday plant sale. A variety of poinsettias are available, as well as Christmas cacti and wreaths. Individual orders are welcome, and orders of 10 plants or more in one location can be delivered to a home or office free of charge. CVC is also looking for people from area...