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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

On April 19, Lower Macungie Middle School will host their second annual mini-thon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund for pediatric cancer.

The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research.

Any family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is...

Emmaus fire labeled 'not suspicious'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Emmaus Police Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals Unit, representatives from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, has determined the fire at 36-38 South 5th Street, Emmaus March 17 is not suspicious in nature.

"No indication of criminal activity was found during the course of the investigation," a statement from the police department noted. "The fire was...

Community mourns the loss of fire victims

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

With the announcement from the Lehigh County Coroner March 19, the Emmaus community learned the names of the four fire victims and began the process of mourning.

Perished in the fire March 17 were Montana Twining, 16, Melissa A. Twining, 48, David Jenkins Jr., 65, and Lena Maria Adamo, 56.

Services were held for Montana, Melissa and Jenkins March 24 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.

Services for Adamo were held March 24 in Garfield, N.J.


Donations accepted to assist fire victims

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Three funds have been established to help the families of the Emmaus fire victims.

Memorial donations are being directed to the Twining/Jenkins Memorial Fund, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Emmaus, 18049; the proceeds of which will be used to help the victims of this past week's fire in Emmaus. Any residual monies will be directed to the Rejoicing Spirits Ministry at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. Every effort is being made to emotionally...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

With storm damage prevalent in certain areas, the commissioners talked about fraudulent contractors at their meeting March 21.

They reminded residents all contractors should have identification and Garrett Rhoads said all contractors should be carrying a license from the state. Be sure to ask for identification and license to avoid any fraudulent work.

Holly Edinger, director of Envision Lehigh Valley Project and Status, talked about various organizations developing a...

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Emmaus community shares the sadness and grief triggered by the recent tragic house fire. We support the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund in memory of the deceased victims. We extend to all the victims' families and friends, and the members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit church community our sympathy and prayers of care and concern.

We thank and commend the firefighters of the Emmaus Fire Department and all the other first responders and neighbors...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Board passes resolution to reduce Willow Lane bussing

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors passed a resolution to discontinue bussing for Willow Lane students who live within three-quarters of a mile from the school.

The school board voted to adopt transportation policy 810 in the board policy manual. The new policy includes a specific minimum distance for district bussing set to begin the 2013-2014 school year.

Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger said between 125 and 140 students live within the allotted walking distance from...


Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am in the 12th grade.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is physics. I love physics because it explains how all the simple things around us work and why they work the way they do.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I lettered in rifle last year.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am involved in the video gram club at Emmaus High School. I...

LVCHS Column

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in Local News

On March 12, the LVCHS choir and art program traveled to Lancaster to participate in a fine arts competition.

Student Justin Grim won first place in the category "nature and observation" against more than 100 other students, and earned a perfect score.

All individual and group performers were rated using a scale of good, excellent or superior. Students who scored in the superior category include Allison Aversa, Merari DeLaCruz, Jin Lee and Bobby VanDuzer. Jefferson Beltran,...