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Three earn Eagle in Troop 71

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW BARTOS Special to The Press in Local News

An Eagle Scout award ceremony was held at the Lower Macungie Community Center Aug. 4 where three Boy Scouts were honored for their achievements.

The three, all members of Troop 71 in Macungie, are Brandon Shoemaker, Mark Wolff and Chris Picarello.

Troop 71 has been chartered by Solomon's United Church of Christ in Macungie for over 83 years and has had 64 Scouts advance to Eagle during this time.

The final requirement to achieve this ranking is a final project developed...

House Majority Policy Committee hosts forum on economic development

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The House Majority Policy Committee convened recently to discuss economic development focusing on regulatory issues, workforce development and tax reform.

The group of Pennsylvania representatives and local panelists met in the conference room of the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

"Unemployment in Pennsylvania is still at a rate that is too high, and that doesn't even address the problem of underemployment; people who are working part time who...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 15

The Shelter House Society will host their annual membership picnic 6 p.m. at The Shelter House. Entertainment will be provided by the Emmaus Moravian Church Brass Choir. Guests are invited to bring their favorite covered dish to share. Drinks and assorted meat and cheese trays will be provided. For more information call 610-965-5119.

The Emmaus Historical Society will host an antique appraisal program 4 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th and Chestnut streets....


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rochester Institute of Technology

Local student graduates

Jacob Martin, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal crafts and jewelry.

Connecticut College

Local student graduates

Jonathan Markson, of Allentown, received his Bachelor of Arts degree.



Local student graduates

John Pidcock, son of Jeffrey and Gillian Pidcock, of Allentown, graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy....

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...