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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS in bethlehem

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Dec. 30

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with organ, harp and flute, 5 p.m., Cathedral Church of the Nativity, 321 Wyandotte St. Visit www.nativitycathedral.org.

10th annual Peepsfest: Family Disco Lounge, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Mascot Dash and Kids Fun Run, noon; Peeps in the Kitchen cooking demos, PBS39, noon, 2 and 4 p.m.; Peeps sculptures created by local artists; fireworks, 5:15 p.m.; live animal presentations/Wildlands...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Friday, December 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who is in your family?

A. My dad Kevin, my mom Deb, my sisters Kristin, Katelyn, Kelsey and Sydney and my dogs Zoey and Max.

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

A. I enjoy being able to relax because I’ve achieved what I needed to for college.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Math, because I think very logically and I enjoy working with numbers and equations.

Q. Have you received any special awards of...

Joseph Zeller A man for all seasons dies at age 100

Friday, December 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Joseph “Joe” Richard Zeller, 100, a dedicated public servant, always willing to share his century spanning life experiences with young or old, has departed from his Earthly mission.

Joe, born Sept. 19, 1918, in the tiny town of Campus, Ill., was the son of Carl and Frances (Kunkel) Zeller.

He died Dec. 12, 2018, in his favorite room of the house he proudly built in Lowhill Township.

Joe believed being positive would achieve personal goals and every generation would meet...

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Friday, December 21, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council unanimously approved the 2019 budget with no tax increase for 2019, showing cash receipts totaling $2,027,995 and expenditures totaling $1,847,966.

The water and sewer rates will not be increased.

The borough budget and a list of council meeting dates, committees and other scheduled meeting dates will be posted in borough hall for public review.

It was noted two council meeting dates, Nov. 25, 2019 and Dec. 23, 2019, fall on Mondays. Council...

Another View

Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, a meal, sing, decorate and exchange gifts.

The holiday season can be especially difficult if a fire were to break out in a home and kill a loved one.

According to local media, a body of one man was found following a fire in Whitehall; a second fire recently displaced nine people and killed a dog.

The body of a man, approximately 50, was found after a fire...

STATE POLICE

Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

An unknown person made entry through a chain link fence at a residence in the 1700 block of Minesite Road, Lower Macungie Township, 11:49 a.m. Nov. 13 and forced entry into two sheds and a garage. The person removed multiple hand tools, power tools and miscellaneous items valued at approximately $15,500. The actor is believed to have put the stolen items in a large recycling container, which had wheels and belonged to the resident of the home to remove the items, according to Pennsylvania...