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NASA scientist tells of work behind latest Mars rover

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from Earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is beating all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet.


Another view

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Hanukkah and Christmas are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories, laugh, sing, decorate and exchange presents.

For people living with Alzheimer's disease or dementia, the holidays can be a difficult and stressful time.

I have found with my mother, who was diagnosed several years ago with dementia, this is the time of year when she becomes more depressed.

My mother does not remember the songs she used to play on the piano at family...

Article By: Speshok-McConnell

Friday, November 30, 2012 by Speshok-McConnell in Social News

Northampton grad to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Speshok of Northampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikole, to Mark McConnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale McConnell of Blairsville, Indiana County.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Northampton Area High School and the University of Pittsburgh.

She works at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Her fiance, a graduate of Blairsville-Saltsburg Area High School, attended Westmoreland County Community College.



Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for "Operation Safe Holiday," an initiative including seat belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement.

Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, November 30, 2012 by For locations call 610-559-3245. in Social News

Wednesday, Nov. 28: Turkey tetrazinni, Calif. blend vegetables, tossed greens with French dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Nov. 29: Fried chicken breast, scalloped potatoes, succotash, wheat bread with margarine, apple cinnamon bread, pudding.

Friday, Nov. 30: Cream of chicken vegetable soup, pot roast sandwich, sun chips, sour cream cucumber salad, raspberry filled cookie.

L. Macungie Middle School continues East Penn's patriotic tradition

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

The 44th annual Veterans Day Program in the East Penn School District continued at Lower Macungie Middle School recently and was patriotic from beginning to end.

The seventh and eighth grade band opened the event with marches from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The music, selected by Band Director Anthony Simons, set a patriotic mood as Principal Suzanne Vincent presided over the event as the master of ceremonies.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, the Cadence Choir,...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 29

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Nov. 30

The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by The Press in School

Nov. 28

Willow Lane Elementary School will hold Barnes and Noble night at the Promenade Barnes and Noble store, 2960 Center Valley Parkway, Suite 742, Center Valley. There will be crafts, student and teacher performances as well as a scavenger hunt. A percentage of all purchases will be donated to the school.

Wescosville Elementary School fifth grade students will have concert rehearsals 9 a.m. to noon at Lower Macungie Middle School.

Wescosville Elementary School fifth...