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Thursday, December 20, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Dear Secret Santa,

You have probably never visited the Active Learning Center located on Windsor Drive in Allentown. If you do, you will be pleased.

Two hundred children, who range in age and ability from infant to middle school level, attend.

Dedicated teachers direct the 10 classrooms and create a pleasant and engaging learning situation. The students are quite obviously involved in learning letters and colors, math and vocabulary. The play area is jumping and the...

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 19

KNBT banks in the Lehigh Valley are collecting gently worn coats for men, women and children until Jan. 7, 2013. The coats will be delivered to distribution centers on Staten Island, N.Y., for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Dec. 20

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet for an annual Christmas party noon in the St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. There will be a cost for the...

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by For locations, call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, Dec. 19:Tomato soup, pork cutlet Madeira, wide noodles, creamed corn, wheat bread with margarine, sliced peaches.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Black Oak ham, mashed red potatoes, green beans almondine, molded fruit salad, home baked roll with margarine, tiger triple chocolate cake.

Friday, Dec. 21: Beef stew, biscuit, green peas, tossed salad with 1000 Island dressing, rice pudding.

Monday, Dec. 24: Italian hoagie, potato chips, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.

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Letter to the editor Showing kindness to Sandy Hook Elementary School

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Even with the magnitude of Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.

The children and families of their community are forever changed.

I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.

Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook. Even young children can contribute without knowing anything other...

Editor's view

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Many of us attended church on Sunday; I'm not sure if it was because of the upcoming Christmas holiday or the overwhelming need to pray for the families affected by the shooting in Connecticut Dec. 14.

Sermons throughout our area were focused on trying to make sense of this event as well as trying to cope with the overwhelming grief all Americans feel, especially so close to the joyous season of Christmas.

At First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pastor Stephen T. Emick led a...

Sandy relief

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities dontaed $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist Lehigh Valley homeowners whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.

On Nov. 14, a task force raised $40,000 and, with a small army of volunteers and paid contractors, began providing up to $1,000 in assistance and repairs to the homes of homeowners who are elderly or disabled. Any owner-occupied home is eligible for assistance if the total...