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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. The members of my family are my mom Betsy, my dad Paul, my older brother Patrick, my twin sister Maggie, my two dogs, Molly and Pearl and my cat Jack.

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

A. I really enjoy having early dismissal for the entire year.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Chemistry is my favorite subject because I like learning and...


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Elementary STEM C & I Supervisor Michele James provided an opportunity for the East Penn Board of School Directors to review the district’s efforts to upgrade how elementary school report cards are processed at the Feb. 25 regular meeting. A committee of teachers, administrators and parents have been working for the past 18 months on a comprehensive reporting system for student progress.

James said the committee determined the report cards should clearly communicate academic...

‘A Night to Shine’ sparkles at ‘The Palace’

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most excluded people a chance to dress up, be feted and to have fun at a prom just for them.

The celebration at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover St., Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.

The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

Math was cool – at least for a few hours during the MATHCOUNTS Lehigh Valley Regional Competition held at Lower Macungie Middle School Feb. 9.

The Saturday event had a bunch of smart kids out of bed and away from their televisions and social media while being excited about math.

According to Kevin Campbell of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, the sponsor of the event, “Math is the foundation to being a good engineer” therefore, he...

McNeill, Boscola set date for senior fair

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced their annual spring senior fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at Whitehall Mall.

“We are proud to again host our annual senior fair at the Whitehall Mall,” McNeill said. “Last year, we had more than 500 seniors, as well as state and local agencies at our event. The Whitehall Mall offers ample space, plenty of free parking and is accessible by LANTA bus routes 103, 325...

alburtis borough council

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

There will be another warehouse on Spring Creek Road – a decision made at the Feb. 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Greg David and Jared Vasquez, of Liberty Property Trust and Christopher Williams, of Barry Isett & Associates, attended to discuss the preliminary/final review of Spring Creek Properties lots 9 and 10, a proposed warehouse facility lot consolidation and land development.

Following an introduction by David, Williams reviewed drawings of the warehouse with...

St. John’s U.C.C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.

These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.

The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.

The remaining five Sanctuary Serenades by Star of the Day Productions will highlight the talents of various local performers. Featured musicians...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Michael David Stratz, 60, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Church Street Jan. 12, according to Macungie police. He was transported to Central Booking for processing.

Antonio E. Henao, 34, of Mertztown, was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant from Luzerne County after a traffic stop Jan. 5, according to Macungie police. He was transported to Central Booking for processing.



Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund...