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A mighty oak falls to Superstorm Sandy

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Social News

Second of two parts

Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part column reviewing nature and weather in 2012. The first six months of 2012 were covered in the column in last week's Dec. 26 and 27 Focus section.


July was very hot. I had rotator cuff surgery in mid-June and I suffered through the July heat waves. The house where my wife, Bev, and I live does not have air conditioning. Our property's mature tree species cast their summer shade to keep us cool....

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Katherine Thomas

Monday, December 31, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject has to be humanities. It's a double course that includes history, philosophy, literature, music and art. I like it because it's different. There is no set curriculum, which gives the teachers more flexibility. Also, it's a pretty high-caliber group of kids, so we have a lot of interesting discussions.

Q: Have you received any special...

MACUNGIE COLUMN Congratulations to the Herwig and Squire families

Monday, December 31, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

The Town Beautification Committee held a Holiday Decorating Contest for borough residences in December. The winners were the Herwig and Squire residences. Pictures of the winning homes can be seen on the Macungie website www. macungie.pa.us.

There will be a Family Fun Day 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Macungie Institute. For more information, call 610-966-7830.

There will be a Listen Live Music Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Macungie Institute.

There will be a...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Guns do not kill people – people kill people

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Murder originates straight from the heart not from a weapon. From the heart comes the inspiration to kill, maim, torture, etc. In the heart is anger, hate, jealousy, greed, coveting, and selfishness. Kind, honest and loving people don't let these things control them.

Murder can be carried out by someone using a rock, vehicle, baseball bat, water, plastic bag, poison, etc., etc. etc. There is always a weapon or method available when someone wants to hurt or kill....

Article By: Kulp-Matula

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Kulp-Matula in Social News

Northampton grad plans

October nuptials

Mike and Darlene Kulp of Perkasie announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany, to Jeremy Matula, son of Michael and Susan Matula of Bath.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Pennridge High School. She received a Bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Elizabethtown College, Lancaster County.

She is a biochemist for Lancaster Laboratories, Inc.

The groom-to-be is a graduate of Northampton Area High School. He...

Another View

Monday, December 31, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

New Year's resolutions come and go.

Often they are short-lived, typically lasting no longer than a few days to a few weeks.

What should each of us resolve to do this coming year? What should each of us hope for and wish for this new year?

Throughout our communities are family members and neighbors who may be in need or want.

There are those inside our own workplaces, school, churches and communities who are hurting and in need of an ear, shoulder, hand and heart...

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Budget approved with no increase in taxes

Monday, December 31, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

On Dec. 26, Alburtis Borough Council approved the borough budget for 2013 and adopted Ordinance 508 setting the real estate tax at 3.08 mills for 2013 with no increase in per capita tax, earned income tax, local services tax, realty transfer tax, sewer, water or garbage fees for 2013.

To set a three percent raise and benefits for maintenance and other employees, council adopted Ordinance No. 509.

Council adopted Resolution No. 2012-8 to appoint France, Anderson and Basile, P. C...

Lasik surgery removes need for glasses

Monday, December 31, 2012 by FRED CICETTI Special to The Press in Social News

Last of four parts

There are three basic ways to correct faulty vision: eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. In this column, we'll cover surgery.

Surgery is used to correct a variety of eye disorders. Of special interest to seniors is surgery for cataracts, so we'll start there.

A cataract is a clouding of the lens, the clear part of the eye that helps focus images like the lens in a camera. Cataracts can blur images and discolor them.

The most common procedure...

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN Pork and sauerkraut dinner Jan. 10 in Lower Milford

Monday, December 31, 2012 by BY JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Columns

Did you know Indian Creek Cottage at the top of Sell Road in Powder Valley was a well-known summer boardinghouse in the early 1900s? Vacationers came from Philadelphia by train to the Zionsville Railroad Station, where they were picked up by horse and buggy.

It's 2013. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday.

We're in a post-holiday lull, but there are a few activities on the calendar.

Open enrollment at the Village School Preschool, Old Zionsville, begins Jan....