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Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call and/or letter from Santa Claus. For a donation, you will brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause. For over 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in our Lehigh Valley office. We have volunteers come to our office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.

If you would like to be a volunteer Santa, or would like to volunteer during Santa Calls week Dec. 3 to 6,...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I do not really have a favorite subject. I enjoy them all, but if I have to choose one it would have to be art. This is because it makes me solve problems and allows me to express myself.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have been student of month for the art, physics and health and wellness department. I have also been on...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Proposed budget holds line on taxes, eliminates donations

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget proposed by Upper Milford supervisors has no tax increase, but achieves that goal in part by eliminating donations to organizations such as the Upper Milford Youth Association, the senior citizens groups in Vera Cruz and Old Zionsville, and a number of Allentown or Lehigh County organizations.

Township manager Daniel DeLong said in a telephone interview last week the supervisors recommended taking away all of what he called "cultural donations."



Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Bridgeway Academy is seeking video submissions from homeschool students who are serving as volunteers or organizing their own community service efforts.

The contest entitled, "Homeschoolers Give Back" asks students to submit a one to two minute video showcasing their efforts and promoting their cause.

The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16.

Videos will be posted on the company website and open for public voting Nov. 17.

Bridgeway Academy owner, Jessica Parnell...

Letter to the editor

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

My name is David Boyko and I am the emergency management coordinator for the Borough of Macungie.

First, it is necessary to thank all the emergency responders fire, police, ambulance and borough crew many who altered their schedules to serve their community during the recent natural disaster. This also includes their spouses and families who made sacrifices.

Secondly, I want to clarify the article that was published in the newspaper concerning trick or...

Dent retains seat in 15th District

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Several elements came together to give Charlie Dent an easy path to re-election as the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.

The popular Republican had the advantage of incumbency heading into the election.

First elected in 2004, Dent has held onto his seat in Congress with wide margins in recent years.

In addition, Dent faced a lower profile candidate in 2012 in the person of Rick Daugherty, rather than in 2008 when he was also being...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Bill Hansell issued a line-item veto on Lehigh County's proposed budget Nov. 1 effectively issuing a $3.5 million cut in spending to accompany proposed tax credits.

"I am using the veto surgically to correct a problem rather than using it as a blunt instrument to simply say 'no' and force an arbitrary choice. While this veto will be somewhat complicated, its objectives are simple and clear," Hansell said at a press conference Nov. 1 announcing the line-item...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

While the rains and wind from Hurricane Sandy subsided in the Lehigh Valley within a matter of days, the financial and emotional toll continues to linger on.

The storm which pummeled coastal regions, destroyed property and left masses of people feeling helpless is now projected to cost $60 billion nationwide.

Approximately 443,000 Pennsylvania Power and Light customers lost power due to downed limbs and lines resulting from the Oct. 29 storm. The utility provider had 2,500...

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL Theater department offers 'Macbeth' Nov. 8, 9 and 10

Friday, November 9, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

A cast of 35 Emmaus High School students will perform William Shakespeare's tragedy, "Macbeth" 7 p.m. Nov. 8, 9 and 10 in the high school auditorium.

Macbeth, a tragedy written by William Shakespear opens when Macbeth and Banquo, Scottish generals are returning home to King Duncan in Scotland after defeating a rebel army, assisted by Norwegian troops. While on their way Macbeth and Banquo come upon three witches who know them and predict their futures.

The first witch declares...