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Volunteer Opportunities

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to serve as board members, instructors, action team members, event coordinators and office administration. Contact Robert Duld at 610-865-4400, ext. 229 or duldr@usa.redcross.org.

EASTERN PA DOWN SYNDROME CENTER, Trexlertown, needs volunteers for their 13th Annual Lehigh Valley Buddy Walk at the Bob Rodale Cycling and Fitness Park and Valley Preferred Cycling...

Another View

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door-to-door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing...


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

The Community Action Development Corporation ( CADC) of Bethlehem will hold entrepreneurial training classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Thursdays for 18 weeks beginning Sept. 6. THe program will be held at Broughal Community School, 114 W. Morton St.

There will be one-on-one assistance and guest presenters. Topics cover starting and operating a business, including marketing, finance, insurance, legal and real estate considerations. Graduates will have a written business plan complete with...


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

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one – and how great it can be to have a break. That's why residents of Pennsylvania are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – or themselves – for the opportunity to win a free, five-day cruise.

The Home Instead Senior Care® network is sponsoring the cruise for one lucky caregiving hero and guest. Submit your nomination and vote by Sept. 15 at http://cruise....

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...