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ALBURTIS POLICE DEPARTMENT Fifth annual National Night Out brings community together

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Police Log

Temporarily escaping the persistent summer heat, families gathered in small groups around Alburtis pool Aug. 7 for Alburtis Police Department's fifth annual National Night Out.

According to the National Association of Town Watch, a nonprofit, crime prevention organization which works in cooperation with thousands of crime watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country, National Night Out was introduced in 1984. The program was the brainchild of NATW Executive...

Lehigh Valley Zoo featured on 'The Browne Report'

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A recent visit and tour of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, in Schnecksville, by Senator Pat Browne, R-16th, is featured during this month's installment of "The Browne Report" television show.

Browne was afforded the opportunity to see everything the Lehigh Valley Zoo has to offer for people of all ages as he took a walking tour through the zoo.

Led by Richard Molchany, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Browne learned about the history of the zoo, which started as the Trexler...

Zionsville youth thankful for summer journey on historic schooner

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in School

Shawn Merrill Jr., of Zionsville, was one of 14 students selected to sail the high seas for an educational journey on an historic schooner.

Merrill was able to join the summer crew of the Roseway by writing an essay and submitting in an application to the World Ocean School, Maine.

The students traveled from Boston to Nova Scotia stopping in Shelburne, Halifax and Lunenburg on a three-mast 137-foot sailboat built in 1925 as a fishing vessel.

The students, between the...


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

Community Services for Children's 2012 Children's Ball will be held 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lehigh Country Club, 2319 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

Proceeds will support the "Building a SafeStart for Babies" campaign. The SafeStart program's treatment facility, Donley Family Center for Infants, provides daily therapy for babies who have been abused and neglected. It is the only such treatment program in Pennsylvania.

Sponsorships are available. Call CSC at 610-437-6000...


Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Greenway Plan was presented to the commissioners by the KMS Design Group at the Aug. 16 meeting.

The plan was established by first understanding community assets and facilities, past, present and future. The design team visited various sites with the ultimate goal to establish a comprehensive trail system to connect the township, Allentown and three boroughs.

The purpose of the pathway is to connect the Little Lehigh Creek Greenway to various areas such as the Lehigh Canal...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Stormwater permit requirements criticized

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Milford Township supervisors, at their Aug. 16 meeting, vented their frustration with the new, lengthy requirements for renewing a state mandated stormwater discharge permit.

Township Manager Daniel DeLong said the original permit was to expire in 2009, but the township has been granted extensions through June of 2013. However, he said, neither he nor sewage enforcement officer Brian Miller has the time to complete the requirements, which were spelled out in a six-page document...


Tuesday, August 21, 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: My favorite subject was chemistry. I enjoyed doing labs and I like the fact chemistry is governed by laws on how atoms and molecules interact and combine.

Q: Did you receive any special awards or recognition?

A: I was a National Merit Scholar semifinalist, a member of National Honor Society and of the Spanish Honor Society and the Emmaus...