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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Donations sought for annual program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and its Stockings for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country no matter where they are stationed in the world.

“Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Craziest mini-golf tournament raises money for charities

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held the “Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.

Bipartisan budget bolsters economy, workforce through education, skills training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a news release June 22, Gov. Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-19 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.

Dent joining CNN

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former U.S. congressman to be political commentator

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.

Sheriff’s office committed to serving residents of Lehigh County

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County sheriff, following Ronald Rossi, who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.

Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a four-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.

Santa answers readers’ questions

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Santa Claus took time recently to answer a few questions from some of our youngest readers, who responded to a Facebook request, before he had to leave to get to the North Pole.

Q. What is your favorite cookie?

A. Chocolate chip.

Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

A. “The Santa Clause,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.”

Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?

A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.

Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

Students perform in L.C. Band concert

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Members of the 2017 Lehigh County Band performed a concert at Salisbury High School Feb. 4. The concert was presented by the Lehigh County Bandmasters Association.

There are 11 schools in the Lehigh County Band: Whitehall High School, Catasauqua High School, Allentown Central Catholic High School, Emmaus High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Northwestern Lehigh High School, Parkland High School, Salisbury High School, Southern Lehigh High School and William Allen High School. Emmaus High School did not participate this year in the concert.

Lehigh County: General election voter totals

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

All election results were obtained from Lehigh County Voter Registration. These results are unofficial until certified by the board of elections.

President of the United States

Hillary Clinton/Tim Kane, Democratic, 77,087 votes, 50.37 percent

Donald Trump/Mike Pence, Republican, 70,285 votes, 45.93 percent

Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley, Constitution, 526 votes, 0.34 percent

Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka, Green, 1,338 votes, 0.87 percent

Gary Johnson/Bill Weld, Libertarian, 3,795 votes, 2.48 percent

Total: 153,031 votes, 100 percent