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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including: costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a very competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.

The CCHS Booster Club will be hosting its Viking Christmas sale 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 in Rockne Hall. All new...

Trees, shrubs show the colors of fall

Friday, October 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Cool nights, warm days and brilliant colored leaves - fall is upon us here in the Lehigh Valley.

The fall color of many trees and shrubs in the northeastern United States provides much more color to the landscape than spring flowers. Its effective period is also generally longer.

This characteristic of plants should receive more consideration than it now does in the landscape planning process. Plants with vivid fall color should be placed in prominent locations that can be seen...

Editor's View

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

"... Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came ... You wanna be where everybody knows your name ..." ("Cheers" theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo)

There once was a time in this country when a man's word was his bond and children were told by their parents not to bring shame upon the family name.

Doors were left unlocked and youngsters played outside freely and unsupervised.


Penn State political forum offers a window into the views of local legislators

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Political Society and Student Government Association sponsored a "Meet Your Legislator Event" at the Center Valley Campus Oct. 11.

State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Representative Gary Day, R-187th, and State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, attended the event to speak to students and answer questions about state policy.

"We love events like this because it gives us a second to pause, think about our day and talk to people," Day said...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

In 1907, Samuel Adams wrote about the right to vote.

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individualor at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

When State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, R-12th, Butler County, decided to introduce legislation to require voter identification in March...

Customer relationships give Eisenhard's the competitive edge

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Joe Kunkler does not think of his patrons as customers at Eisenhard's Decorating Center, 1031 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Rather, he thinks in terms of relationships and describes his highly personal way of conducting business as his competitive edge over big box decorating stores.

Eisenhard's became well established at its Chestnut Street address after opening in 1952 by founders Al and Jake Eisenhard.

"When I acquired the business in 1977, its primary product was vinyl flooring,"...

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attorney requests Hamilton Crossings project be approved

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Joe Zator appeared before the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 18 on behalf of the Hamilton Crossings project. He is seeking approval of the original zoning, sub-development and land development ordinance plans.

It is understood a minewash problem and PennDOT have caused some problems at this site. Even though the plans have changed several times over these issues, the approval will be under the April 2009 zoning and SALDO.

Commissioner Douglas Brown...


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...