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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The Upper Milford Township supervisors announced at their Feb. 7 meeting they will hold a special meeting 7 p.m. March 12 to update the township's emergency management plan.

Supervisors agreed some changes need to be made after residents urged the board, in the wake of the extended power outage after Hurricane Sandy, to update procedures for shelters and helping people stranded during emergencies.

Otherwise last week, insurance issues dominated the discussion.

Robert...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Transportation study explains potential Willow Lane busing options

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

As promised, East Penn School District's Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger presented an exhaustive transportation study for the board's review Feb. 11.

The presentation presented two viable options for addressing the district's determination to withdraw busing privileges for Willow Lane Elementary School.

Option one would eliminate busing for all students living 1.5 miles from Willow Lane, affecting 330 students at least. With the reduction of one 48-passenger bus and five 72-...

Bloomsburg University

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Melanie Arosen, of Macungie, was named to the fall dean's list at Bloomsburg University.

Robert Campbell, of Zionsville, was named to the fall dean's list at Bloomsburg University.

Kelsi Cantone, of Allentown, was named to the fall dean's list at Bloomsburg University.

Sarabeth Clever, of Wescosville, was named to the fall dean's list at Bloomsburg University.

Katherine Close, of Allentown, was named to the fall dean's list at Bloomsburg University.

Jessica...

Boy Scouts, leaders honored at dinner

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Two hundred regional Boy Scout leaders and Scouts with the Minsi Trails Council attended a recent awards dinner at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Six local leaders, Dr. Michael Dolan and Michael Faccinetto, both of Bethlehem, Michael Gaugler, of Whitehall, Grant Kotz, of Alburtis, Brian O'Leary, of Easton, and Dr. Donald Snyder, of Orefield, were honored for their outstanding service to the youth in the community and were given the Silver Beaver Award at the Jan. 25 dinner. Kyle...

African violets easy to care for in home

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Social News

Despite what many people think, African violets are very easy to care for. The plants can tell you what they need if you watch for their signs.

Bright green foliage, but no flowers, is an indication that the plant needs more light. On the other hand, if the foliage is pale green and yellowing, and you know that you have been fertilizing and watering properly, this is a sign that the plant is receiving too much light.

East-facing windows with a sheer curtain in place are good...

Lehigh County

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such...