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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

Last week's snow made the days seem like Christmas rather than Easter season. But I see signs of spring here and there. Flowers are pushing through the soil. When I had my garden at home, daffodils and daylilies were the first signs of change followed by fences of bright yellow forsythia along the roads. My friend and neighbor, Jean Stoneback, brought me the first pussy willows from her garden. I have always believed that spring was the Lord's way of bringing us out of the darkness (winter)...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Police Log


Andrew Gross, 23, of Slatington, was taken into custody for suspected DUI on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 55, Salisbury Township, 10:11 p.m. March 12. Gross was stopped for a traffic violation and allegedly displayed multiple indicators of intoxication from controlled substances and alcohol. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.

Sean Dundin, 20, of Coopersburg, was charged with DUI on Limeport Pike near Steinsburg Road, Lower Milford Township, 3:15 a.m...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in School

It was standing-room-only in a packed Emmaus High School gymnasium March 22 as over 120 men and women entered the pediatric cancer research fundraising event with a full head of hair and left as "shavees" to help raise money for cancer research.

Emotions ran high at the event. Many of those who crammed the gymnasium wept openly as more than a dozen families opened the event with personal stories of their loved ones who had or were continuing to battle pediatric cancer.


Article By: The Press

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Allentown Music Club is offering a $1,000 Past President's Assembly scholarship to a high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties.

The student must be accepted at an accredited institution and be pursuing music performance. Application deadline is April 10.

Call Paula Evans ar 610-261-4072, or Jane Gambone at 610-435 -0120, for information.

Ham radio

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. April 4 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

Program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair/K3YD.

Members and the public are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to dlarc.org or email KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.

Article By: The Press

Friday, March 29, 2013 by The Press in Social News



25th & Livingston Streets

Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712

8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer

9 a.m. Holy Communion

'28 Book of Common Prayer

9 a.m. Church School

Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service

Rev. Joseph S. Falzone




3449 Cherryville Road

Northampton - 610-262-5645



Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Has your paper discussed the tax free bond subsidy to Costco at Hamilton Crossing? This should be a worthy subject for all the Tea Party voters in our area.

The subsidy has not been approved yet or bonds sold.

Little is mentioned but I believe the end result is the developer is receiving funds from tax free bonds. It is a crime. The development should stand on its own without a tax subsidy.

The remediation of iron spoil is a ruse. Many houses in our...


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CINDY SINGLES Special to The Press in Local News

Climb the corporate ladder of laughs when Lower Macungie Middle School Theatre presents the 1962 Pulitzer Prize winner based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" held at LMMS 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23.

This hysterical satire is about an ambitious window washer who reads a book and applies its simple steps along with some charm and flattery to rise from mailroom to executive suite under the wing of World Wide...

Tragic St. Patrick's Day fire leaves four people dead

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.

The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.

The Emmaus Fire Department, Emmaus Police Department and Emmaus Ambulance Corps responded with Wescosville, Lower Macungie, Vera...