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Emmaus community celebrates end of summer

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JOANNA HAWKINS Special to The Press in Local News

People of all ages and from all areas flocked to Emmaus Sept. 8 for a Farewell Summer Festival.

Sponsored by the Emmaus Main Street Partners Retail Committee, First Niagara Bank, PenTeleData and The Press, the event featured a number of fun activities. They included face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, "pet rock" making, a dog walk, different eating contests and the personal favorite of all children in attendance cupcake decorating.

Children were each given a vanilla...

PENNDOT

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

PennDOT has announced a new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore "road closed" or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect. Act 114, signed July 5 by Governor Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs.

The law aims to increase safety for motorists and emergency responders in areas where flooding or other hazardous conditions exist.

"Too often, motorists decide their immediate needs outweigh the...

US POST OFFICE

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

To increase convenience and access to postal services, a new Contract Postal Unit has been opened at Emmaus Avenue Laundromat, 2825 W. Emmaus Avenue, Allentown.

A full line of postal products and services are available at the new CPU including postage stamps, Express Mail® service, Priority Mail® service, special services, packaging products and more.

Emmaus Avenue Laundromat CPU hours of operation provide convenient access 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6...

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Boy Scouts with Troop 86 have questions for council

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council had special guests at their meeting Aug. 29 eight Boy Scouts from Alburtis Troup 86 and their Scoutmaster Steve Mehl.

Twice a year, the Scouts visit government functions to earn their First Class Communications Merit Badge. As the meeting opened, the boys saluted the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance and requested anyone not in uniform to put their right hand over their heart during the pledge. President Steve Hill welcomed the boys and invited them to ask...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Rebekah Wakeman, 24, of Bethlehem, was arrested for DUI on Brookside Road at Hamilton Boulevard, Lower Macungie Township, 2:34 a.m. Aug. 25. Wakeman was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Robert Henry, 31, of Lower Macungie, was arrested for DUI on Schoeneck Road at Alburtis Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:03 a.m. Aug. 26. Henry was stopped for traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Board questioned about appropriateness of books on reading lists

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Summer reading material of a sexually explicit nature may feature prominently in the next meeting of East Penn School District's board of directors due to parent complaints at their Sept. 10 meeting.

Paula Whitman addressed the board regarding "Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld and "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe from the ninth and 10th grade reading lists respectively, providing the board with excerpts from both books describing sexual acts in graphic detail. Those in "Prep" are...