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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 31

The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. The topic will be "Classy Collectibles with John Herbein." The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4851.

Feb. 1

The Emmaus Arts Commission is hosting SnowBlast Winter Festival throughout Emmaus Feb. 1 and 2. The seventh annual SnowBlast will include a 5 p.m. Friday night kick-off on the...

Swain School students design, build Lego robots for Mars mission project

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Eighth grade students at Swain School have been involved in a science project their grandparents probably could not even have imagined in their grade school experience a few generations ago.

Using advanced Lego building kits with servomotors which can be programmed for movements on a simulated Mars surface landscape, the students have emulated NASA's Mars Rover mission to the distant red planet.

At a demonstration of the science project recently in the school's Roger's Commons...

Extraordinary Neighbors Ai Orthodontics

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

What does the 'Ai' in Ai Orthodontics represent?

Practice Administrator Melissa McCalley smiled and explained the letters might be merely Dr. Aejaaz Issa's initials. But her expression suggests something more. After all, Issa "...is very passionate about being involved in the community" and annually supports a number of charitable activities.

As well as donating to the Emmaus Public Library and participating in Emmaus's Spring Clean Up, Issa and his young staff spike their...

WDIY benefit promises a 'Winter Blast'

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by The Press in Social News

WDIY, Lehigh Valley's community public radio station is holding its annual fundraising party, this year themed "Winter Blast," 7 - 11 p.m. Feb. 2, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.

"It's going to be a great party, as usual," said Bill Dautremont-Smith, Executive Director of the local NPR station. "There will be lots of food, complimentary beer and wine and, of course, music."

Entertainment is provided by the dance band, Lehigh Valley Soul Project, and...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Alethea Khoo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 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: My favorite subjects are my music courses, which include Symphonic Band, Esquire Jazz Band, Chorale, Women's Choir and AP Music Theory. In these classes, I can express myself through music while improving my technique. I especially enjoy the performance aspect of music.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a member of...

VFW Nursing Corps welcome members

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Military Nursing Corps of Pennsylvania, VFW Post 12099, General Charles C. Curtis National Guard Armory, 1501 Allen Street, Allentown, is welcoming female and male veterans with service in overseas conflicts. Current members have served in every conflict from World War II to active status in the Global War on Terror.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month. For information, call 610-298-3254.

Woodpeckers of Jacobsburg

Saturday, February 2, 2013 by BUD COLE Special to The Press in Social News

The drumming of resident woodpeckers is a common and familiar sound heard echoing across our backyard and in the many wooded areas of the Lehigh Valley.

The seven Penn's Woods woodpecker species include the pileated woodpecker, common flicker, downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, red-headed woodpecker and yellow-bellied sapsucker.

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, Bushkill Township, near Wind Gap, Northampton County, provides some...

Ron Eichenberg announces re-election bid

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Ron Eichenberg, current president of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, announces he will seek re-election in the 2013 election.

He and his wife Bea have lived in Lower Macungie for 29 years. His daughter Gwenn, son-in-law and two granddaughters live nearby in South Whitehall.

Actively involved in community service, Eichenberg is vice-president on the board of Emmaus Main Street Partners, board member of the Western Lehigh Chamber of Commerce and Emmaus Rotary...