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Letter to the editor Showing kindness to Sandy Hook Elementary School

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Even with the magnitude of Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.

The children and families of their community are forever changed.

I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.

Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook. Even young children can contribute without knowing anything other...

Editor's view

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Many of us attended church on Sunday; I'm not sure if it was because of the upcoming Christmas holiday or the overwhelming need to pray for the families affected by the shooting in Connecticut Dec. 14.

Sermons throughout our area were focused on trying to make sense of this event as well as trying to cope with the overwhelming grief all Americans feel, especially so close to the joyous season of Christmas.

At First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pastor Stephen T. Emick led a...

Sandy relief

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

The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities dontaed $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist Lehigh Valley homeowners whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.

On Nov. 14, a task force raised $40,000 and, with a small army of volunteers and paid contractors, began providing up to $1,000 in assistance and repairs to the homes of homeowners who are elderly or disabled. Any owner-occupied home is eligible for assistance if the total...

Another View

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Christians are taught "all things work together for good."

This week, it's difficult to see how that can be true for the families and friends of the children and adults who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut Friday.

I am the mother of five children. They are grown now, but a mother always remembers her children as they were when they were young.

When Laurie was 6 years old, she was an instant mother's helper when triplet siblings joined the family....

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Lower Macungie Library closed Dec. 24, 25

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Throughout the month of December Lower Macungie Library will feature the works of Mary Ellen Stoyanov. She enjoys painting nature and is displaying her watercolors of trees.

The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. The library will close 2 p.m. Dec. 31 and will be closed Jan. 1, 2013.

An eReader workshop will be offered 6 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013 in Room B of the community center. Learn how to download titles from the library's digital collection. Bring...

Search for missing person ends

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Police Log

On Dec. 5, David Fried, of 3650 Schoeneck Road, Lower Macungie, was reported missing from the area of Lockridge Park in Alburtis. He was found deceased Dec. 6 in Lower Macungie.

At 5:38 p.m., Dec. 5, Alburtis Police Officer Christopher Lubenetski emailed an alert message to Nixle subscribers saying there was police activity in Alburtis Borough as the police were searching for a missing person. They requested the use of caution while driving as officers were searching the areas both by...