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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...

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.


2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Two budget amendments proposed to lower taxes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

The same commissioners...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

An "Autumn Afternoon Cemetery Walking Tour," led by church and local historian Joshua A. Fink, will be held 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown.

This will be an opportunity to learn about some of the earliest inhabitants of the area, as well as interesting individuals buried in the cemetery; see the tombstone said to be the oldest tombstone on any Lutheran or Reformed Cemetery in Lehigh County that can still be read in its entirety...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Street reconstruction on Lumber Street approved

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Macungie Borough Council gave approval for the new proposed location of Lumber Street at its meeting Oct. 15 and work can now proceed on acquiring permits to begin street construction.

The reconstruction of Lumber Street was occasioned by the land development necessary for building a new Devine School day care. Borough Manager Chris Boehm said the new school will go up first and then the borough can proceed with the street. The tentative timeline for completion of the school is the...

another VIEW

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Who are the voters across the Lehigh Valley the candidates will attempt to appeal to from now until Nov. 6?

Whether your political affiliation is associated with the color red or blue, we all share one common desire: we want the candidate we vote for to best represent our interests and the well-being of America.

Today, the political discourse among elected officials and those running for public office is contentious and rancorous.

Couple that with an unsteady and...

HORNET HAPPENINGS Homecoming events scheduled this week

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in Columns

This week marks the beginning of events leading up to the highly anticipated homecoming game and dance at Emmaus High School.

Students will enjoy a week filled with school spirit activities, with each day having a different theme.

Monday's theme was neon/pink and Tuesday's theme was favorite sports team day. Also on Tuesday, the annual SGA sponsored powder puff tournament took place in the EHS stadium.

Wednesday's theme is Western Day, a day in which students sport...