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Trees, shrubs show the colors of fall

Friday, October 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Cool nights, warm days and brilliant colored leaves - fall is upon us here in the Lehigh Valley.

The fall color of many trees and shrubs in the northeastern United States provides much more color to the landscape than spring flowers. Its effective period is also generally longer.

This characteristic of plants should receive more consideration than it now does in the landscape planning process. Plants with vivid fall color should be placed in prominent locations that can be seen...

Editor's View

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

"... Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came ... You wanna be where everybody knows your name ..." ("Cheers" theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" by Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo)

There once was a time in this country when a man's word was his bond and children were told by their parents not to bring shame upon the family name.

Doors were left unlocked and youngsters played outside freely and unsupervised.


Penn State political forum offers a window into the views of local legislators

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Penn State Lehigh Valley Political Society and Student Government Association sponsored a "Meet Your Legislator Event" at the Center Valley Campus Oct. 11.

State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Representative Gary Day, R-187th, and State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, attended the event to speak to students and answer questions about state policy.

"We love events like this because it gives us a second to pause, think about our day and talk to people," Day said...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

In 1907, Samuel Adams wrote about the right to vote.

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individualor at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country."

When State Rep. Daryl Metcalf, R-12th, Butler County, decided to introduce legislation to require voter identification in March...

Customer relationships give Eisenhard's the competitive edge

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Joe Kunkler does not think of his patrons as customers at Eisenhard's Decorating Center, 1031 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Rather, he thinks in terms of relationships and describes his highly personal way of conducting business as his competitive edge over big box decorating stores.

Eisenhard's became well established at its Chestnut Street address after opening in 1952 by founders Al and Jake Eisenhard.

"When I acquired the business in 1977, its primary product was vinyl flooring,"...

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.


2013 National Merit® Scholarship Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Two budget amendments proposed to lower taxes

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.

The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.

The same commissioners...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Ida Baliya, 47, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI in the 000 block of S. Keystone Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Baliya was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when she drove her vehicle into a yard.

Timothy Smith, 35, of Coplay, was arrested for DUI in the 200 block of Ridge Street, Emmaus, Oct. 5. Smith was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he drove his vehicle into a parked car.

Public drunkenness

Steven Romeo, 22, of Allentown, was cited for public...


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Wildalee Acevedo, 31, of Breinigsville, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 southbound between Kressler Road and Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 3:37 a.m. Sept. 16. Acevedo was stopped for multiple traffic violations and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Christian Aviles, 28, of New York, N.Y., was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 at Summit Lawn, Salisbury Township, 1:01 a.m. Sept. 5. Aviles was stopped for a traffic violation and was...