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Macungie honors many volunteers

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


Many volunteers gathered at Macungie Park recently at a dinner to honor them for their service. Mike DeLong, chairperson of admissions and grandson of William Schoemaker, the original president of the park, has been a volunteer since he was a child. He helped to coordinate the dinner for the volunteers. He has about 150 volunteers that assist him every year for the big car shows and 300 volunteers who help throughout the year. Next year the park...


Tuesday, December 25, 2012 by PATRICIAL PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

A very merry day after Christmas to you. I hope you, your family and friends, enjoyed a memorable day.

It seems we spend so much time preparing for this very special day and its over too quickly. Now we are preparing for a new year 2013.

Writing those numbers makes me feel like we should be riding around in space ships visiting our neighbors on other planets.

The Ancient Oak Womens Organization will meet 7:30 p.m Jan. 2, 2013 at St. Paul's Church, Trexlertown Road,...

'Forty-two points of persuasion'

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in School

After reading a book about K-9 officers, students at Wescosville Elementary School learned firsthand how dogs can assist police in the line of duty.

Emmaus K-9 Officer Craig Blose and his trusty sidekick Zandor visited with third grade students to demonstrate the partnership and loyalty possible between canine and human in a working environment.

Approximately 120 students in five classes read the book "Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners" before meeting with a local duo...


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

One of the Mother Goose poems begins, "Monday's child is fair of face" and moves through the days of the week and the qualities the poet associates with being born on each. Accordingly, "Friday's child is loving and giving." If the poem is correct, Lower Macungie Middle School is loaded with Friday's children.

Deirdre Thorp and Kathy Thomas serve as co-advisers for the LMMS Student Council. Thorp, a family consumer science teacher, first assumed her advising duties at Emmaus Junior...


Thursday, December 20, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

St. Thomas More fifth and sixth graders presented their annual Christmas play Dec. 11 for all students, and then again on that evening for the public in the school's auditorium-gymnasium.

The play, titled "Is There Room for Christmas?" was scripted and choreographed with original lyrics and music by Natalie Seng Pionegro, director of music and liturgy for St. Thomas More parish and school.

The play portrays the concept of looking beyond the distractions in our daily lives, no...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL Budget passes with slight increase for fire protection

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

In front of a packed Emmaus Borough Council Chamber, members voted to add $80,000 to the Emmaus Fire Department's 2013 budget to keep paid on-call standby as standard practice.

"We are going to keep the process intact," Councilmember Brian Holtzhafer said. "We do need to fix some issues (with the pay structure), some legal issues. We will be working on an ordinance to reconstruct the fire department in a legal way."

The change to keep on-call standby firefighters was made in...


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

Dec. 19

KNBT banks in the Lehigh Valley are collecting gently worn coats for men, women and children until Jan. 7, 2013. The coats will be delivered to distribution centers on Staten Island, N.Y., for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Dec. 20

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet for an annual Christmas party noon in the St. Peters Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. There will be a cost for the...