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'It just takes one'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAT KESLING Special to The Press in Local News

Stressing "It just takes one," First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized to a crowd of nearly 2,000 women, men and their children Aug. 9 at Archibald Johnston Hall at Moravian College as she campaigned for her husband, President Barack Obama.

"This election could all come down to the last few thousand votes, particularly here in this state," she said.

She talked about many of the president's landmark accomplishments including health care reform, ending the Iraq War, work on student...

Emmaus High School

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in School

Twelve Emmaus High School students had the unique opportunity to take an educational trip to Costa Rica and Panama over the summer.

The students, with their biology teachers Tracy Dreher and Kristen Susens decided to go the extra mile to gain hands on knowledge about science, Spanish and community service. They took their education out of the books, off the computer screen and into the rainforests of Central America.

Students had a packed 12-day itinerary which featured tours...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.

Ron Oneill, 20, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Orchid Place at Macungie Avenue, Lower Macungie Township, 2:33 a.m....


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Roy Seaman and his family attended Alburtis Borough Council's meeting Aug. 8, to ask for their assistance regarding the deplorable conditions of the home at 128 W. Second St.

The family is concerned about the unhealthy conditions which include mold, a leaking roof and a dire need of upkeep and repair inside and outside of the residence, all of which lead to a health concern for their 86-year-old family member who lives in the adjoining home.

Seaman's 86-year-old mother-in-law...

UMYA fall soccer registration ends today

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Milford Youth Association fall soccer registrations will be closing Aug. 19.

Rosters are being finalized and those who have already signed up will be hearing from the coaches soon about practices.

Registrations will be accepted until Aug. 31 but late fees will be added on top of the registration fees. All interested students should sign up as soon as possible.

They are looking for a few more players for certain teams: U12 and U14 boys and girls teams can use...

St. Margaret's Nursery School

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

For 30 years, St. Margaret's Nursery School has been nurturing young children. The nursery school is an outreach mission of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 150 Elm St., Emmaus.

The school is staffed by a director, teachers, assistants and volunteers.

Judy McKay was the original director of the nursery school when it opened 30 years ago. The current director is Linda Reinbold, who has been with the church for the past 24 years.

The nursery school has classes for children...

Three earn Eagle in Troop 71

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW BARTOS Special to The Press in Local News

An Eagle Scout award ceremony was held at the Lower Macungie Community Center Aug. 4 where three Boy Scouts were honored for their achievements.

The three, all members of Troop 71 in Macungie, are Brandon Shoemaker, Mark Wolff and Chris Picarello.

Troop 71 has been chartered by Solomon's United Church of Christ in Macungie for over 83 years and has had 64 Scouts advance to Eagle during this time.

The final requirement to achieve this ranking is a final project developed...

House Majority Policy Committee hosts forum on economic development

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The House Majority Policy Committee convened recently to discuss economic development focusing on regulatory issues, workforce development and tax reform.

The group of Pennsylvania representatives and local panelists met in the conference room of the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

"Unemployment in Pennsylvania is still at a rate that is too high, and that doesn't even address the problem of underemployment; people who are working part time who...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 15

The Shelter House Society will host their annual membership picnic 6 p.m. at The Shelter House. Entertainment will be provided by the Emmaus Moravian Church Brass Choir. Guests are invited to bring their favorite covered dish to share. Drinks and assorted meat and cheese trays will be provided. For more information call 610-965-5119.

The Emmaus Historical Society will host an antique appraisal program 4 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th and Chestnut streets....