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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor, written by...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Many unanswered questions as budget review begins

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget presented to Upper Milford Township supervisors Oct. 18 shows projected expenses about $60,000 less than the projected revenue of $1.76 million.

However, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors, there are a number of issues which must be addressed before the budget is final, from what to do about replacing Yeakel's Mill Road bridge to repairing a section of the township building roof which appears to be leaking, to whether to buy a new sign in front...

Tennis lessons at Macungie Memorial Park

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

United States Tennis Association and Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Kisthardt and Lisa Houser, a former college tennis player and certified child learning specialist, will offer tennis lessons 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Macungie Memorial Park gym.

The program is designed for children ages six through 12 and focuses on tennis fundamentals with games and fun. The program will conclude with a holiday tennis party Dec. 17.

All lessons will be held indoors at...

EMMAUS COLUMN Be sure to vote Nov. 6

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

Don't forget to vote on Nov. 6. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Emmaus Main Street Partners invite you to shop, dine, explore Emmaus and play bingo, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. Fourth St. The tickets include 20 games. The event features a 50/50 cash raffle and a Chinese auction. Proceeds will benefit the community and economic development projects of EMSP. Call 610-965-2174 for tickets.

The Emmaus Kiwanis Club is holding its annual fruit and pie sale...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.

Once again this year LVHN is partnering with area food banks and shelters including the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Allentown Rescue Mission and the...

Article By: Fortley

Friday, October 26, 2012 by Fortley in Social News

Couple celebrates

golden anniversary

Raymond S. and Sandra (Bradley) Fortley of Bethlehem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 20 with a dinner given in their honor by their children at the Inn at Maple Grove, Alburtis.

Mrs. Fortley is the daughter of the late Robert and Grace Bradley, who had resided in Bethlehem.

Her husband is the son of the late Stephen and Helen Fortley, who also had lived in Bethlehem.

The couple was married Oct. 20, 1962,...

'Souled on Motown' coming to L. Macungie Middle School

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present their annual family musical variety show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East Penn Angel Network.

"Souled on Motown" celebrates the hit songs of top Motown artists including The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.

The event will be held 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie...

Letter to the editor

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

As the mother of a foreign service officer and State Department diplomat, I was astonished when Governor Romney hit the airways politicizing the tragic death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans in Libya. The Republicans are blaming the administration for lack of security. Ambassadors are expected to interact with the citizens of the country they serve and Chris Stevens did so with complete confidence in his relationship with the Libyan people....


Friday, October 26, 2012 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Roasted turkey breast with gravy, bread stuffing, peas and carrots, wheat bread, applesauce.

Thursday, Oct. 25: Chili con carne, calico corn, mini corn muffin, fresh fruit.

Friday, Oct. 26: Potato encrusted haddock, Harvard beets, buttered noodles, multigrain bread, pineapple tidbits.

Monday, Oct. 29: Spaghetti with meat sauce, broccoli, garlic bread, fresh fruit.

Tuesday, Oct. 30: Breaded chicken, wax beans, roasted potatoes, wheat roll, apple...