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LOWER MACUNGIE MIDDLE SCHOOL Third annual pink out held to fight breast cancer

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Over 600 students at Lower Macungie Middle School wore pink T shirts to school recently to honor those fighting breast cancer and breast cancer survivors.

Seventh grade math teacher Chris Kollar designed the shirts worn by both boys and girls.

The slogan for the pink out was "Fight like a Girl!"

All proceeds from T-shirt sales were donated to LMMS Michella's Bellas who participated in the Oct. 13 Women's 5K Classic in Allentown to honor eighth grade science teacher Mrs....


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in School

Nov. 14

East Penn School District elementary schools will have early dismissals this week for parent teacher conferences.

Jefferson Elementary School will hold a book fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the remainder of the week.

Lincoln Elementary School will hold a book fair 1:45 to 4 p.m. through Nov. 15.

Wescosville Elementary School will hold a book fair through Nov. 15.

Lower Macungie Middle School will hold their fall book fair through Nov. 20.


Alburtis column

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

Alburtis residents are busy getting ready for their holiday festival Dec. 2.

The big day begins with breakfast at the community center 8 to 11 a.m. with Santa along with a kids' craft corner. Pets can have their photo taken with Santa noon to 1 p.m. hosted by Cold Nose Lodge.

The Fitness Academy will be open to Alburtis families at no charge 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society will be open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will host a cookie baking...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Thanksgiving meals/baskets available

The staff at PA211 EAST has compiled a list of organizations providing Thanksgiving holiday meals and baskets for families in Lehigh County this season. For the most up-to-date listings, call 1-855-501-6785 or visit their website at www.uwlanc. org/holiday-resources.


ŸCity Limits Assembly of God, 302 Ridge Ave., Allentown, 610-776-8656, turkey and food bag...

131ST DISTRICT Race still not called between Justin Simmons and Kevin Deely

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Republican Justin Simmons faced a challenge from Democrat Kevin Deely in the election for state representative in the 131st district Nov. 6 a race which has still not been called.

According to Lehigh County Elections and Voter Registration, as of Nov. 9, votes including machine, absentee and provisional ballots showed Simmons with 12,972 votes and Deely with 12,971 votes. Canvassing of military and overseass ballots begins 9 a.m. Nov. 14.

In Northampton County, results show...

Editor's View

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

I spent Sunday at a fund-raiser for the family of a 2012 North-ampton Area High School grad who died recently from brain cancer.

The benefit raised money to help the family of Alec Ferullo, a 2012 Northampton Area High School graduate who died Oct. 8. His parents had to take unpaid leaves of absence from their jobs in order to care for him during his last few months.

As I watched people buy raffle tickets, baked goods and souvenirs, I couldn't help but think how soon...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A variety of area residences will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.

Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or a self-guided, 'drive it yourself' option. The Holiday House Tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.

The "Snowflake Express" is a nighttime supper and bus tour Dec. 4. The serving of a light supper begins 4:30 p.m. at the Allentown...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call and/or letter from Santa Claus. For a donation, you will brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause. For over 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in our Lehigh Valley office. We have volunteers come to our office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.

If you would like to be a volunteer Santa, or would like to volunteer during Santa Calls week Dec. 3 to 6,...


Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I do not really have a favorite subject. I enjoy them all, but if I have to choose one it would have to be art. This is because it makes me solve problems and allows me to express myself.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have been student of month for the art, physics and health and wellness department. I have also been on...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Proposed budget holds line on taxes, eliminates donations

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget proposed by Upper Milford supervisors has no tax increase, but achieves that goal in part by eliminating donations to organizations such as the Upper Milford Youth Association, the senior citizens groups in Vera Cruz and Old Zionsville, and a number of Allentown or Lehigh County organizations.

Township manager Daniel DeLong said in a telephone interview last week the supervisors recommended taking away all of what he called "cultural donations."