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Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It is blockbuster superhero movie season, and a sequel to a proven hit wrapped last month.

In July, 21 girls from the Lehigh Valley and beyond gathered at Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter, Marcon Boulevard, Allentown, to participate in the second Let’s Build Camp, a weeklong program for young women/superheroes interested in architecture, engineering, construction, building and the construction trades.

Among many skills, campers learned to...

Donut Derby Sept. 3

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Wheelmen are having its 2018 Donut Derby 9 a.m. Sept. 3, Labor Day, at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

The Donut Derby is a fun 36-mile race with a twist: riders get a 3-minute time credit for each doughnut eaten at stops positioned at mile markers 12 and 24.

Doughnut-adjusted time determines the winner in several age categories.

Lunch and an awards ceremony will follow the ride.

After the derby, children ages 10 and under...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Aug. 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission focused on residential and business development.

One topic discussed during the meeting was the second phase of the Stone Hill Meadows development. There was a discussion about the recreation fee required with the development.

The planning commission also talked about stormwater collection and a walking path in the development with Engineer Thomas Dredge.

Planners asked to see the light plan for the...

Dance classes offered

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 69-year-old woman, of Allentown, died Aug. 20 after the vehicle in which she was a passenger was in a collision with another vehicle at the intersection of Harrison and Dalton streets, according to law enforcement authorities.

According to a media release from the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office and Forensics Center, Mary Kocher died at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Kocher was pronounced dead at 4:52 p.m. The cause of death is attributed to multiple blunt force trauma and was...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 30

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building, Old Zionsville. Harry Anselmo will present a program, “Bee Keeping in the Old Days.” Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4376.

Sept. 4

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus. Award-winning quilter Joyce Hughes will present “My Journey into...

Gambet to be honored Sept. 6

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will hold a gala event 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at DeSales University Center Station Ave., Center Valley.

Father Daniel G. Gambet, O.S.F.S., President Emeritus of DeSales University, will be honored for his vision, leadership and dedication to NMIH and the Lehigh Valley community.

The fundraising event supports NMIH museum’s exhibits, educational programs, operations and the care and preservation of its collections.

The evening...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn School Board was given an update on the district’s technology plan at the Aug. 27 meeting. Leading the tech team’s presentation was Superintendent of Schools Kristen Campbell, Technology Integration Specialist Heather Moser, Eyer Middle School Assistant Principal Erin Murphy, Business Administrator Robert Saul and Director of Technology Michael Mohn.

Campbell kicked it off with, “EPSD Connects really has teaching and learning as its focus.” Each then took turns telling...