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Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.

Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The two and one half mile walk around the SteelStacks complex steps off at noon.

Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by VICTORIA SMITH in Local News

The Lower Milford Township Supervisor’s meeting Aug. 16 went late into the night as administrative staff addressed pressing concerns throughout the area.

The supervisors met prior to the meeting for an executive session for litigation purposes.

Assistant Township Manager Zach Cooperman reported on the flash flooding damage which occurred over the past weekend.

“We drove through the township and blocked off a couple roads. There was a lot of property damage. It ripped up...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

FEED THE CHILDREN, Bethlehem, has a National Day of Service on Sept. 11 volunteer opportunity perfect for...

Master Gardener training Oct. 18

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will begin training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through March 2019.



Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 31-year-old female resident of Wind Hill Road, Lower Macungie Township, reported her debit card information was stolen and used without her permission to make several fraudulent transactions 11:32 a.m. July 12, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Authorities at Eyer Middle School, 5616 Buckeye Road, Lower Macungie Township, received an anonymous letter stating a student at the school was disseminating explicit images of other students through a social media account 3...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in School

Mike Mihalik teaches earth and space science elective courses, including Geology of the National Parks, Meteorology and Oceanography at Emmaus High School. In addition to being a teacher, he is also the head baseball coach, advisor of the National Parks Club and co-advisor to Student Government.

The 2017-18 school year was his 13th year at EHS.

“I love the earth sciences and that pairs together so well with travel and exploring the outdoors,” Mihalik said. “Getting involved in...


Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.


Pope Francis’ apology, call for solidarity and reform

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The Vatican’s communications office released a statement by Pope Francis last week in response to the many allegations of abuse compiled in Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s nearly 900-page grand jury report. It detailed nearly seven decades of manipulative, corrupt and abusive acts by hundreds of priests throughout the state, including dozens who served in the local Diocese of Allentown.

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26).

Pope Francis’ quote...

Frogs & Friends program open

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Frogs and “Friends” live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to local and international animals on a daily basis. There are live shows 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and 1 and 3 p.m. every Sunday. An exhibit features up-close photography which captures the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and “...

Nothstein Press Conference

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Lehigh Valley congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced Aug. 24 in a news conference, he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports. It generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.

In an Aug. 23 email from SafeSport Director of Investigations Michael Henry, Nothstein was told, “The...