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Swain School

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Swain School's admissions office has announced that during the month of August, they will offer "Walk-In Wednesdays" - an opportunity to drop in for a visit and tour of the school.

Visitors are invited to drop in at the school, located at 1100 South 24th St., Allentown, in Salisbury Township, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug.1 through 29. No appointments are needed.

For additional information, visit www.swain. org or call 610-433-4542, ext....


Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Library received rave reviews from the board of commissioners at their Aug. 2 meeting. President Ron Eichenberg said the board took a tour of the library and was "impressed with the development of the facility." They noted the many programs for children and adults, the availability of computers available with unlimited wireless access and technical support.

Lower Macungie's pool has experienced a good season with high attendance, due in part to the new...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Resignations topic of interest to residents, council members

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A council member who may resign, an office staff member who will resign and a police officer who has resigned led the discussions at Macungie Borough Council's meeting Aug. 6.

Linn Walker, who has served on council since last year, was expected to announce his resignation but was not in attendance at the meeting. To date, Borough Manager Chris Boehm had had no written communication from Walker regarding his pending decision to resign from any or all of his municipal services which...

Letters to the editor

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

To the Editor:

I am a Buckeye who arrived in the Lehigh Valley about 35 years ago and feel that JoePa is getting worse treatment than Adolph Hitler.

Most articles dealing with the Penn State situation frequently starts out with Joe Paterno and blank, blank and it appears that he was the bad guy. Seldom are the others mentioned at the outset.

School protocol required Paterno to advise his superior, the athletic director, of any problem areas, which he did. Many felt he...

Roadside attractions in bloom

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.

Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.

The majority of the white flowers growing at the shoulder of area roads at this time of the year are Queen Anne's lace. This member of the parsley family is...

Macungie realtor, family spotlighted on HGTV 'House Hunters'

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

A Macungie realtor and a local family were featured on a recent episode of the Home and Garden Television show "House Hunters."

Realtor Lisa Graul-Oswald of Prudential Patt, White Real Estate and her buyers, Jon and Stacy Puliatte starred in the episode that put Macungie on the map.

Their episode was entitled "No Time for Projects in Pennsylvania."

The process began long before the air date, Oswald's broker suggested she submit an application for the television show....

2012 Election

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

John Reynard, of Emmaus, has been chosen by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the candidate to face Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, in the November election.

Berks County is expected to approve Reynard in a poll vote and the state party's executive committee is expected to make a decision this week to secure Reynard's place on the ballot in November.

Reynard sat down with The Press Aug. 6 to discuss his background, qualifications and goals for the 134th district.


Community Events

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 10

The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission, Hosfeld Insurance and InsuranceChix.com will present a free Songs of Summer event in the Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m.

Aug. 15

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. There will be five certified appraisers and participants can pre-register by calling 610-966-6591 by Aug. 3.

Aug. 18


Another view

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.

The team rallies when no one believes.

At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.

The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.

Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference...