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Ride for Freedom serves local veteran

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.

The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.

The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.

Dillon was...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.

The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”

The program also includes the Emmaus Chorale, Emmaus veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Also...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A 42-year-old male, of Macungie, reported more than $7,700 of equipment and tools were removed from a work vehicle parked in the 6600 block of Hauser Road between 1:30 p.m. May 9 and 7:30 a.m. May 13, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Items taken included a reciprocating saw, a circular saw, miscellaneous hand tools, three cordless drills, a corded hammer drill, a cordless hammer drill, a rotary hammer drill, a rolling tool bag, a tool kit pouch, a flashlight, a laser level...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The Emmaus High School Library has stocked up with acrylic mounting blocks, stamps and 15 different colored ink pads for the month of May as the foundation of a permanent Maker Zone card creation station. Students are encouraged to create cards.

Buzz Magazine will sell this year’s print issue at all four lunches. Grab your copy of EHS’s own fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine.

The Red Cross Club will host a blood drive May 22; sign up to donate in the cafeteria or see Mrs....


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

A conditional approval of a warehouse at 840 Broad St. caused some lengthy discussion at the Emmaus Borough meeting May 20.

This plan, which has been in discussion for a year and a half, proposes the construction of a 12,000 square foot warehouse/light industrial building at a site known as the “Emmaus Commerce Center.”

“This in particular is a building where they dug into the side of the hill, had some issues, and it has since been in the planning stages for some time,”...


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher attended the May 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting, providing a report on police activity during the months of March and April.

Kocher said crimes are classified as Part I and Part II. Part I includes homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and arson. Part II includes all other offenses. There were no Part I offenses.

Kocher said there were 229 incidents dispatched in March and 214 dispatched in April. Year-to-date...

Center closed for holiday

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed May 25, through 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.