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Civil Air Patrol teaches high school students leadership skills

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

"Boy Scouts with airplanes" is how Lt. Bob Sacco describes the cadets of the Lehigh Valley Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol.

The Cadets, aged 12-20 years old, are part of a U.S. Air Force auxiliary. They hosted an open house Oct. 16 at their headquarters at the Egypt Fire Company.

The youth demonstrated their marching skills and a search and rescue, using a stokes basket. They fielded questions from guests and spoke of the program's hands-on activities. Survival training,...

Three questions from the e-mail bag

Friday, November 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. Do feet get larger as you age?

Feet get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.

Feet flatten out because their supporting tendons and ligaments lose their elasticity. As the tendon along the length of the sole elongates, the arch lowers. Another reason feet enlarge is that the force of your weight thins the fat pads cushioning the bottom of the feet.

Not all older people notice the reality that their...

Article By: Schantz

Friday, November 2, 2012 by Schantz in Social News

Emmaus couple celebrates 65th wedding anniversary

Marvin and Blanche (Arndt) Schantz of Emmaus celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Oct. 25. They were married by The Rev. David Kauffman at Zions Lutheran Church, Old Zionsville, where they are still members.

They are parents of four children: Glenn, and his wife, Nora, of Macungie; Marilyn, and her husband, Dale Fenstermaker, of Emmaus; Barbara, and her husband, Bob McDonald, of Schnecksville; and Terry, and his wife, Tammy...


Friday, November 2, 2012 by The Press in Social News

The Annual Meeting of Project Child, The Child Abuse Prevention Coalition of the Lehigh Valley and a program of Valley Youth House, will be held Nov. 8, with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the program 9 - 10:30 a.m., Room 605, Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

The speaker is Dr. Staci Perlman, co-author the national report, "The Estimated Costs of Child Abuse and Neglect," commissioned by Prevent Child Abuse America.

The event is free and open to the...


Friday, November 2, 2012 by For locations, call 610-782-3254. in Social News

Wednesday, Oct. 31: Veal parmesan, rotini with sauce, zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.

Thursday, Nov. 1: Yankee pot roast, baked potato, green beans, wheat bread, tropical fruit.

Friday, Nov. 2: Breaded Pollack, vegetable rice, Mediterranean medley, wheat bread, banana.

Monday, Nov. 5: Cheese lasagna with marinara sauce, meatballs, green beans, dinner roll, diced peaches.

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Chicken picatta, wild rice, American blend vegetables, wheat bread, fresh...

Authority concerned about Allentown decsision regarding waste water plant

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

While the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) continues to move forward with improvement projects, board Chairman John Schreiner expressed concern over a potential lease of Allentown's waste water treatment plant.

"For us it is a concern because we have nowhere else to go," he said. Allentown is considering leasing its wastewater treatment plant to reduce its financial deficit.

"We would prevent it if we could," said Schreiner.

Whitehall Township did pass a...

Coplay Town Watch honors residents

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

It was an evening filled with celebration.

Several borough residents were recognized Oct. 13 during the Coplay Town Watch awards program at Samuel Owens Restaurant.

Properties of Merit (POM) was among the awards given out by Coplay Borough Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. The program recognizes residents whose properties make their neighborhood and the community a nice place to live.

Faith and Samuel Crouthamel, 110 S. 10th St., were selected as the POM grand champions. The...

Heroes and angels: Mother hears about son's last minutes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Dina Galusha spent an hour Saturday quietly listening, sometimes wiping her tears.

When it was all over, she said she was glad she heard Paramedic Jeffrey Knopf describe his experiences trying to save her son, Dakota, who was run over by a school bus in front of Northampton Area Middle School Jan. 26, 2009.

Knopf spoke at the Pocono EMS Conference Saturday at Pocono Manor about his experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after Dakota lost his life. About 50 firefighters...