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'Cupcake Bowl' set to take the cake

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Bakeries from throughout the region are coming together for a sweet, new event, "The Cupcake Bowl," 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The benefit raises funds for ArtsQuest's Arts Education Programming Fund, which provides quality arts and educational programs and experiences for students from throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Attendees will cast their votes to determine the People's Choice winner, while a judging panel will...

Understanding heartburn

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Q: What is heartburn?

A: Heartburn is often described as a feeling of burning discomfort, localized behind the breastbone, which moves up toward the neck and throat. Some people even experience the bitter or sour taste of acid in the back of the throat. These symptoms of heartburn can last for several hours and often worsen after eating food. All of us may have occasional heartburn.

Q: What causes heartburn?

A: The lining of the esophagus is not used to being in contact...

EHS EHS determined safe after thorough sweep

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

According to Community Liaison Nicole Bloise, Emmaus High School received a bomb threat Dec. 20 specific to the Emmaus High School building for Friday, Dec. 21. In order to ensure the safety of staff and students, EHS was closed Friday. Law enforcement officials were dispatched to search and sweep the building. All other district buildings were in session. In addition, all EHS day/evening activities were cancelled for Friday.

Approximately 35 individuals representing local law...

Furry friends need your help

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Neighbors, it is the time of year when we all get together with family and friends. Can you imagine what it would be like if you had none and no one wanted you? It is not a happy thought at all.

I'm writing to tell you about "Forgotten Felines and Fidos."

They are a nonprofit, no-kill shelter near New Tripoli and they sure could use your help.

It is particularly difficult to run a shelter like this because if the animals are not adopted, they are...

How to prolong life of holiday plants

Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Social News

If you received a flowering plant as a Christmas gift, proper care will determine the amount of time it remains attractive in your home. You don't need a lot of gardening experience to keep a quality holiday plant. If you follow a few simple suggestions, the plants and their flowers will last for weeks after the holiday season.

Here are some tips: Set the plants in bright light, but not direct sunlight; keep them as cool as possible; keep them out of drafts; make certain the soil is...


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.

This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed....


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

It's hard to believe that it's time to say farewell to 2012 and welcome 2013. As I reflect on the year, personally I'll remember attending my granddaughter's high school graduation and seeing her enter college a milestone in our lives. On a local and national level, 2012 will be memorable to me for the effects of superstorm Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Let's hope nothing in 2013 compares to either of them.

The Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., is a great...


Monday, December 24, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is holding "Taste of the Holidays" Open House, 2 - 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, near Wegman's, off Route 512.

Feast on culinary treats created by Traditions chefs and listen to holiday classics performed by the Old Towne Carolers, classical pianist Evelyn Michaels, and harpist Rebecca Simpson. Prizes will be offered.

"After the busy holiday season, guests are invited to relax, enjoy memorable entertainment and take a...


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by LOGAN BECK Special to The Press in School

The holidays are just around the corner. The nights are getting colder, and every neighborhood street seems to be filled with holiday lights, wreaths and reindeer. Department stores are blasting holiday classics such as "Baby It's Cold Outside, "Santa Baby" and a multitude of other winter songs.

Cars are being decorated with seasonal touches such as reindeer antlers, Rudolph noses and Christmas stickers.

Seasonal socks and sweaters are being worn like it's going out of style,...