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National Breast-Feeding Month

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

Q: What are the benefits of breast-feeding for the baby?

A: There are many benefits of breast-feeding for babies. Just a few of them are: decreased allergies, decreased ear infections, decreased risk of obesity, decreased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, decreased risk of several cancers, decreased risk of juvenile diabetes and increased IQ. Preterm babies who receive breast milk have better survival rates and fewer of the complications common to preterm babies. In addition to...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 22

Order deadline for Homemade Corn Pie Sale by Trexlertown Grange with choice of nine inch corn pie plain or with chicken. There is a cost. Pickup orders between 4 and 6 p.m. Aug. 24. To place an order, call 610-395-3858 or 610-966-4460.

Aug. 24

The Emmaus Farmers' Market will host their 10th Anniversary Family Picnic 6 to 9 p.m. in the Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion. This fundraising event will serve food from market vendors, including a pig roast, corn-on-...

Emmaus offers fun activities in September

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Columns

The Church of St. Ann, 415 S. Sixth St., will hold its 30th annual fall fest, 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6; 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7 and 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 8. The event features ethnic kitchen offerings (Friday and Saturday), carnival rides and games, crafts, face painting, cash bingo, outside food booths, a big ticket drawing, a beer garten and a tiki bar. There will be musical entertainment each evening 7 to 10 p.m. For information, visit www.stann-emmaus.org/...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Kara Mercado, 33, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on S. 8th Street, Emmaus, 12:43 a.m. July 28. Mercado was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop.

Alexander Smith, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:18 a.m. Aug. 10. Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

A 16-year-old female, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Think you might have the oldest refrigerator in the PPL Electric Utilities service area or maybe in the entire state? Time is growing short to find out and possibly win a prize.

PPL Electric Utilities customers have until the end of August to recycle their old, energy-guzzling icebox and automatically be entered into the oldest refrigerator contest being run by JACO Environmental and other utilities around the state, including PPL Electric Utilities. Some vintage units have already...

College Corner

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Local News


LCCC students

participate in scholars program

Five students attending Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, participated in a six-week summer scholars program offered by Bucknell University.

The students included Brandon Williams, of Lehighton; Chau Le, of Breinigsville; Grace Kilikpo, of Macungie; Ashley Freeby, of Topton; and Tejvinder Singh, of Whitehall.

In addition, the following LCCC students have been admitted to Bucknell...