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Hope Nursery School celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.

The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.

Hope Church Nursery School helps educate young children, preparing them for...

East Penn School District

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A question of tax increment financing was brought before the East Penn School District Aug. 13 with the intent to start the discussion rolling on a new development project proposed for the area of the Route 222 bypass immediately adjacent to Krocks Road.

The project, presented by Tim Harrison, a private developer from Staten Island, N.Y., and representatives of the Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, will create a high-end shopping center anchored by Costco, Target, and ShopRite to name a...

Student of the Week

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a 2012 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Q: What was your favorite subject? Why?

A: History was my favorite subject. All of my favorite teachers have taught history. They are always the friendliest, funniest people and often the best teachers. I also simply find it compelling learning about the history of the world. There are some amazing characters out there with incredible stories.

Q: Have you received any special awards or...

Overturned gasoline tanker closes road

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Firefighters from Lower Macungie and Macungie fire departments work to clean the scene of an overturned gasoline truck on Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township Aug. 10. The original call was received shortly before 9 a.m. for an overturned gasoline truck blocking both lanes of Mountain Road just past Gehman Road. Spill response units were called to the scene and determined they needed to drill a hole on the tank to remove the fuel before they could attempt to upright the truck. Fire crews...

Alburtis hosts annual luau

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

The third annual luau at Alburtis pool was a joint effort of Alburtis Police Department and Alburtis Area Community Center recently.

The weather was hot and the Hawaiian music playing seemed to authenticate the occasion for some attendees.

"This is awesome! Just like Hawaii," David Walker, of Macungie, said while eating a free pulled pork sandwich under the shade of a tree.

Many games were played with prizes for the winners. There was a pineapple eating contest, a...

Macungie Relay For Life team selling Macy's discount passes

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Team Relay For Debbie of Macungie's Relay For Life is selling savings passes for Macy's Shop For A Cause, Aug. 25th. To buy a savings pass (a 25% coupon to Macy's), contact Amanda Spess by email at amandaspess@yahoo.com. The passes are valid for purchases made Aug. 25th. This team and Macungie Relay will get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds, all of which goes to the American Cancer Society.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

William Hansell was appointed Lehigh County Executive in a unanimous decision by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 8 meeting in Allentown.

Hansell, of Lower Macungie, takes over for Don Cunningham who left the position July 8 to become the president and chief executive officer of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell has worked in government for nearly 50 years including a recent stint as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2010 to 2011...