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EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed the first reading of an ordinance amending the civil service rules and regulations at the Feb. 19 meeting.

According to council, the proposed ordinance will implement a regimented promotion process and create safeguards in the selection process, including the implementation of polygraph tests.

Solicitor Jeffery Dimmich said the ordinance will bring the borough's selection process in line with current laws and civil service standards.

Dimmich...

On the Homefront Allow your children to amaze you

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by DENISE CONTINENZA Special to The Press in Opinion

Our Christmas card last year was a picture of our family at a winery in upstate New York.

All decked in various shades of purple and gray and gathered on a rustic porch, we were celebrating the wedding of our eldest child on a picture-perfect day in the Finger Lakes.

I asked the photographer if the winery could serve as the backdrop for our family picture that I figured would end up as our annual greeting card later in the year.

The photo included my husband and me as...

PAFP

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians needs the public's help to track down the PAFP's 2013 Family Physician of the Year – the best doctor in the commonwealth. Maybe she lets her patients call or text her any time with questions and concerns; perhaps he still makes house calls after decades of practice or takes care of multiple generations of a family. That's the kind of physician who would make a perfect candidate for the 2013 Family Physician of the Year.

Nominating a doctor...

GIRL SCOUTS

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Ambassador Girl Scouts from Troop 6294 are working on a service project, "Operation: Cookies from Home." They are shipping all cookies collected to the United Service Organizations Inc. who will get the cookies to soldiers. The Scouts have set a goal of 1,000 boxes.

An auction has been set for 2 to 5 p.m. March 2 at Wescosville Recreation Center, 5047 Hamilton Blvd., Wescosville. Admission is the price of a box of cookies. A silent auction will be held and all proceeds from the day...

EMMAUS COLUMN Happy Easter Emmaus

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

The Emmaus Lions Club is holding its 5th annual "Nite at the Races" March 9 at Upper Milford West District Fire Co., Routes 29 and 100 in Old Zionsville. Doors open at 5 p.m.; first race is 6:30 p.m. Your ticket includes fun, food, drinks (BYOB) and door prizes. Proceeds are used to fund the club's charity projects. For information and/or tickets, visit Buss Paints or Upper Milford West District Fire Company or call Lion Henry Heil at 610-966-5220. Seating is limited. Rain date is March 10...

East Penn Events and Happenings

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in School

Feb. 27

Wescosville Elementary School will begin their PTO sponsored read-a-thon extending through March 9.

Wescosville Elementary School will hold a Read Across America program.

Wescosville Elementary School will hold "bring your slippers to school day."

Feb. 28

Shoemaker Elementary School will hold a mustang meeting 2:15 p.m.

Wescosville Elementary School will hold a Read Across America program.

Wescosville Elementary School will hold "wear...

HORNET HAPPENINGS Tickets available for 'Legally Blonde'

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in School

This Valentine's Day, Emmaus High School students painted the school red.

The hallways were filled with flowers, chocolates, and other gifts from significant others and friends alike. Every period, carnations were delivered to students' classrooms, with heartfelt messages from their loved ones attached. There was a surplus of cookies, cupcakes, candy and conversation hearts all in the spirit of the most romantic day of the year.

The school held their annual Valentine...

Editor's View

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

Salisbury High School presented an assembly recently on the dangers of sexting – a seminar offered by District Attorney Jim Martin's office for school districts in the Lehigh Valley.

Sexting is described as taking a nude picture of yourself or someone else with cell phone cameras and texting it to others or posting nude photos of yourself on social media such as Facebook or MySpace.

Since the beginning of 2011, Chief Deputy District Attorney Christie Bonesch and Deputy District...

HOUSE BILL 555

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, to help inform parents about registered sex offenders in communities was unanimously approved by the House Education Committee.

"My bill would provide parents with more information in the fight against child predators," Simmons said. "That information will help them determine the safest walking route for their children to school or to the school bus stop."

House Bill 555 would require each Pennsylvania school district...