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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 3

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, will host a winter coat drive through Oct. 14. This is the 17th year of the drive and over 500 coats were distributed last year. Coats will be donated to the local Salvation Army and the Milford Square Women's and Children's Shelter.

Oct. 4

Lehigh Carbon Community College's Business Enterprise Center and Lehigh Valley Service Corps of Retired Executives will host a social media marketing workshop 8 a.m....

Editor's View Homelessness in the Lehigh Valley

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."

One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.

The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.

His wife, the children's mother, had died and the father was unable...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Forgotten Felines and Fidos will hold a shot clinic for dogs and cats from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 20 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.

There will be a cost for rabies and distemper vaccinations.

Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers.

For more information, call 610-841-1736.

With the 'Divas'

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News


Lee A. Butz, center, Chairman of the Board, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., sponsor of the "Wicked Divas" concert, Sept. 13, Symphony Hall, Allentown, with the stars of the show, Allli Mauzey, left, and Dee Roscioli, right. Mauzey and Roscioli performed songs from Broadway's "Wicked," in which they starred, and other musicals, accompanied by the Allentown Symphony, conducted by Ronald Demkee.

Vera Cruz Halloween parade Oct. 17

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Did you know? Upper and Lower Milford Townships were originally part of Bucks County in a larger territory called Milford Township.

In 1738, they were pulled out of Milford Township to become Upper Milford Township, the first township in Lehigh County.

In December 1852, they were made separate townships.

This information and more can be found in a pictorial history book recently released by the Upper Milford Township Historical Society.

October is here, and that...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Friends of the Macungie Institute bylaws being reviewed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The Friends of the Macungie Institute have found themselves under scrutiny by Macungie Borough Council, some of whom feel the group is not separated clearly from the trustees of the institute.

In particular, Debra Cope and council President Jean Nagle have been looking into an issue of the Friends' bylaws, which they claim is based on some unclear wording concerning "comingling" of trustees and voting members of the Friends, and which has hitherto been allowing the trustees too much...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Committees being formed to review books on suggested reading list

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Special to The Press

Despite rousing cries for action from opponents and supporters, East Penn school board will not discuss the question of whether to include two hotly contested materials on the curriculum until their next meeting.

At the Sept. 10 meeting, parents of East Penn students presented excerpts from two books on the suggested summer reading list for ninth and 10th grades allegedly featuring material of a sexually explicit nature.