As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, has halted the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials was Oct. 11.
Letters to the Editor, written by members of the community in support of a candidate, needed to have been received at Lehigh...
Minsi Trails Boy Scouts and volunteers will be collecting nonperishable food Nov. 10 for the 26th annual Scouting for Food community food drive.
In addition to the door to door pickups, there will be dropoff areas at area Walmarts, Wegmans, Lafayette Ambassador and Team Capital branch banks, United Way of the L.V., Minsi Trails Council, Ray Price Dealerships and Bennet Toyota. For information, visit www.scouting4food.com or call 610-264-8551...
First Place - Sharon Plessl School of Dance - "Twisted Circus"
Second Place - Boy Scout Venture Crew #1 - "Greek Gods"
Third Place - South Parkland Youth Assoc. Cheerleaders - "Mardi Gras"
Marching Group with a Float
First Place - St. Ann's Cub Pack 80 - "Monster Derby"
Second Place - Cub Pack 25 - "Camping"
Third Place - East Penn Emmaus Midget Football Association (EPEMFA) Various floats for different teams.
The Lower Macungie Middle School Student Council is sponsoring their second annual coat drive through Nov. 12. They are collecting clean and gently used men's, women's and children's coats and jackets to be donated to students and members of the community. Donations may be dropped off at the school during school hours or can be sent with a student.
Willow Lane Elementary School will hold their costume parade 9:30 a.m. at the school.
The Ancient Oak Women's organization meeting is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Paul's UCC, Trexlertown.
A fashion show will be presented by Devine Resale of Hamilton Boulevard. Ladies in the Ancient Oak development are invited to attend.
Trick or treat for Ancient Oak is 6 to 8 Oct. 31.
Doris is hosting a trip to Branson, Mo. Nov. 10 to 18. Call Doris at 610-966-3653 for more information about the trip.
Lower Macungie Library's Board of Directors will be offering free...
PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
Macungie Halloween parade draws a big crowd.
Q. Do feet get larger as you age?
Feet get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.
Feet flatten out because their supporting tendons and ligaments lose their elasticity. As the tendon along the length of the sole elongates, the arch lowers. Another reason feet enlarge is that the force of your weight thins the fat pads cushioning the bottom of the feet.
Not all older people notice the reality that their...
Attempted child luring
An unknown actor attempted to lure a child by offering ice cream in the 4600 block of Berwyn Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 7 p.m. Oct. 25. The 9-year-old child ran away and the vehicle left the scene in an unknown direction. The vehicle was reported as a black sedan with possible window tint. Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 610-395-1438.
Emmaus couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary
Marvin and Blanche (Arndt) Schantz of Emmaus celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 25. They were married by The Rev. David Kauffman at Zions Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, where they are still members.
They are parents of four children: Glenn, and his wife, Nora, of Macungie; Marilyn, and her husband, Dale Fenstermaker, of Emmaus; Barbara, and her husband, Bob McDonald, of Schnecksville; and Terry, and his wife, Tammy...
The East Penn school board honored six Emmaus High School students Oct. 22 for their placement as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Daniel Brnjdar, Terence Cawley, Thomas Fang, Ryan Jaeger, Connor Maake and Neeraj Tatikola appeared before the board to receive their honorary certificates and some words of thanks from the superintendent.
"Congratulations and best wishes, and hopefully your dreams will come true with hard work and using the talent that you...