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Monday, April 6, 2020

Emmaus Rotary Club honors women

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus Rotary Club once again celebrated International Women’s Day at its March 5 meeting by honoring Jill Long with the Rotarian Award and Corrine Goodwin with the Community Award.

Rotarian Alicia Ruiz-Orbin is the chair of the International Women’s Day celebration for Emmaus Rotary Club.

Ruiz-Orbin provided a history of women in Rotary, saying, “Female members were not admitted until 1989 when the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary Club membership was for males only.

Court allows county seal to be displayed

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.

In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”

Local man wins on JEOPARDY!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ryan Bilger, of Macungie, is bringing pride to the area with his recent run of wins on JEOPARDY!.

The 21-year-old Eagle Scout graduated from Emmaus High School in 2015, Gettysburg College this past spring and will attend West Virginia University in the two-year graduate program to study public history. Bilger is the son of Cathy and Kurt and older brother of Kaitlin.

For five days, starting July 4, viewers got to see the Lehigh Valley native compete on JEOPARDY!.

The audition process began with an online test.

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.