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Another View

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

What's in your filing cabinet?

It happens every year at my house as the April 15 tax-filing deadline nears. Once my IRS forms are filed, I take the folder with all the supporting receipts, invoices and forms to our home office filing cabinet to store.

Inside this drawer are numerous hanging file folders containing insurance policies, investment documents, automobile titles, loan papers and other documents. Stuffing the new file into what little remaining space there is, I ask myself, "Do I really need all this stuff?" and then, "Should some of this be more securely stored?"

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Emmaus community shares sadness and grief

To the Editor:

The Emmaus community shares the sadness and grief triggered by the recent tragic house fire.

We support the Emmaus Fire Victims Funeral Fund in memory of the deceased victims. We extend to all the victims' families and friends, and the members of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit church community our sympathy and prayers of care and concern.

North Whitehall

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Easter activities announced

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has been collecting special offerings during Lent to help a New Jersey church repair damages from Hurricane Sandy last fall.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at Brant Beach on Long Beach Island has set a goal of $200,000, which will enable the congregation to restore its building.

Union Lutheran is forwarding Lenten contributions to support Holy Trinity's efforts. On Good Friday, March 29, Union Lutheran will have a Tenebrae service at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday worship is at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.


Chosen Words

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Sweet Easter Dreams

Once upon a time Peter Cottontail

had a blue lagoon colored basket full

of plastic grass, decorated eggs,

chocolate bunnies, a candy carrot, Reese's peanut butter cups and ring pops to deliver to his Princess Tasha.

He hopped through yards of jelly bean delights with Skittles falling from the Hershey chocolate sky while his friend, Granny, helped make Skittle ice cream in a jelly bean cup and put a cherry on top with a tinge

of whipped cream.

Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Granny and Peter Cottontail went to see Piglet, Christopher Robin,

Eye exams with ophthalmologist can save vision

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology reminds Pennsylvania residents a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 is critical to preserving healthy vision.

Early signs of eye disease and changes in vision may start to occur around age 40, and even those with perfect vision should be screened at that time.

People with eye disease symptoms or risk factors should also be screened.

L.C. commissioners deny LCA charter extension

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners voted 5-4 against extending the Lehigh County Authority's charter.

The LCA was seeking an extension on its current charter so it could put in a bid for Allentown's proposed 50-year water and sewage system lease.

The city is in need of $150 million to 200 million to help pay for its underfunded employee pension program.

LCA's current charter expires in 36 years.

Chairwoman Lisa Scheller called the vote the most important the current board has had to make and likely remain so.

Congregation Conversation

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Emanuel UCC observing Daffodil Sunday March 24

American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days will be observed March 21-23 by Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown.

For the past 39 years, the daffodil, the first flower of spring, has been the symbol of the American Cancer Society.

Each year, throughout the Lehigh Valley, there are displays of daffodils at work, in schools, homes and places of worship.

Daffodil Days sells a bunch of 10 daffodils, a vase of hope with daffodils, as well as a new collectable Boyd's Bear with daffodils and mini potted daffodils.