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Property tax rebate deadline Dec. 31

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities is Dec. 31.

Governor Tom Corbett said more than 600,000 older Pennsylvanians and residents with disabilities are expected to benefit from the program.

Corbett said the program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities age 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Park improvement projects bill tabled

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners tabled a bill that would have given $1.06 million to local park improvement projects at its Dec. 12 meeting. The Green Futures Fund Program, which was approved by voters in a non-binding referendum in 2002, would have given $324,693 to Allentown for the Martin Luther King Trail, $238,000 to Lower Macungie and $231,888 to Upper Saucon Township for the Saucon Rail Trail.

The program would have also given money to projects in Salisbury Township,...

Superfocus eyeglasses tried, not true

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Social News

Second of four parts

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.

In this column, we'll cover eyeglasses.

Eyeglasses correct the following vision problems:

Nearsightedness (myopia), which blurs distant objects.

Farsightedness (hyperopia), which blurs near vision.

Astigmatism is caused by an uneven curvature of the eye's surface that produces abnormal focus.

Presbyopia is a natural condition of...

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL CCHS wrestling kicks off 2012 season

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

The Viking wrestling team began its 2012-2013 wrestling with a strong showing at the 2012 Cattasaqua Dual Tournament Dec. 8.

Led by seniors Alex Laudadio, James Raduj, Connor Brosious, Nick Heberling and Mike Rodgers, and coached by Dave Snyder, the team looks to continue their early success in their upcoming matches against Southern Lehigh and Bethlehem Catholic.

The team has also seen strong leadership from juniors Ryan Carty and Daniel D'Agostini, as well as sophomore Jason...

SCHOOL DISTRICT Events and Happenings

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in School

Dec. 19

Eyer Connections will meet 9 to 10 a.m. at Eyer Middle School.

The Emmaus High School Student Government Association will host pictures with Santa 9:54 a.m. to 12:53 p.m. in the EHS Cafe 1. Pictures will be taken during all lunch periods.

Lower Macungie Middle School will hold a Gymside LGI Roaming Gnomes LCTI presentation 1:45 to 2:35 p.m.

Eyer Angel Network will meet 2 to 3 p.m. at Eyer Middle School.

Dec. 20

The Emmaus High School Student...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL 2013 budget adopted; includes a 32-hour police officer

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

In their last meeting for the year, the Borough of Macungie officially adopted the 2013 budget which includes a 32-hour police officer against the wishes of some council members and the mayor. Council also adopted a (revised) policy for the borough Facebook page designed to monitor comments on borough posts.

Mayor Rick Hoffman was present Dec. 17 when council adopted the budget as presented from their preliminary adoption two weeks ago. Vice President Greg Hutchison asked Hoffman...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Dec. 19: Baked hamwith raisin sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, angel food cake. BB: Roast turkey.

Thursday, Dec. 20: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread, banana.

Friday, Dec. 21: Baked macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, wheat bread, baked apples.

Monday, Dec. 24: Closed. Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, Dec. 25: Closed. Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, Dec. 26: Closed. Happy Holidays....

Dear Secret Santa...

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Dear Secret Santa,

You have probably never visited the Active Learning Center located on Windsor Drive in Allentown. If you do, you will be pleased.

Two hundred children, who range in age and ability from infant to middle school level, attend.

Dedicated teachers direct the 10 classrooms and create a pleasant and engaging learning situation. The students are quite obviously involved in learning letters and colors, math and vocabulary. The play area is jumping and the...

Students dig deep for history at 1803 House

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

True to their school's name, students dug through soil horizons and found artifacts representing what could have been seven generations of life at the historic 1803 House.

In preparation for a future herb garden, sixth and seventh grade students at Seven Generations Charter School excavated next to one of Emmaus' treasured historic landmarks with an archeological dig.

Educational Specialist and Middle School Spanish Teacher Ryan Loughren guided the students using the...