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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lightbridge Academy to build in Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Steve DiNunzio, franchise owner of the Lightbridge Academy Early Childhood Education facility, Bethlehem Township, recently held a ceremonial brick laying at his new facility in Upper Macungie Township.

The academy will occupy 50 percent of the new construction site at 249 Cetronia Road and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2018.

On hand for the ceremony were: Guy Falzarano, founder and CEO, David Falzarano, vice president of development, and Mark Mele, senior vice...

Kolbe Academy

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in School

The Diocese of Allentown has announced the planned opening of the nation’s first Catholic-run high school for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Kolbe Academy is scheduled open its doors next September to up to 90 ninth through 12th grade students in need of an environment designed to cater to recovery. Curriculum, staff and counselors will be all focused on teens in need.

Diocese Department of Education Deputy Superintendent of Secondary and Special Education...

Local youth learn the importance of emergency responders

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Upper Macungie Township fire departments, Cetronia Ambulance Corps and Upper Macungie police recently sponsored the 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy at Upper Macungie Station 56.

The academy, from July 23-27, was designed to introduce 12- to 16-year-olds to public service organizations.

During the week, the youth were involved in drills and classroom activities to help make them aware of the type of support needed to keep a community safe.

Instructors were members...

BREAKING NEWS: Upper Macungie police issue fraud alert warning

Friday, September 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

On Sept. 11, a resident reported he received a telephone call from an individual who stated he was associated with Upper Macungie Township.

The individual stated he was seeking a monetary donation for the township and he would mail the resident a form to complete i to make the donation.

Upper Macungie Township is not soliciting donations from residents.

If you or a family member receives a phone call similar to this, contact Upper Macungie police at 484-661-5911 and make...

Mt. Zion Summerfest benefits Northwestern Lehigh student Wyatt Newhard

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Proceeds from the Summerfest at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville, will benefit Wyatt Newhard, a Northwestern Lehigh student.

He has been fighting neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, since he was 3 years old.

A row of game stands went up one side of the festival field along with a flea market, but the first thing people saw was the bouncy house which gives kids some joyful exercise.

One family had stopped by a dog rescue before coming to Summerfest. The dog...

Penny party on Sept. 15

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, is sponsoring a penny party Sept. 15 at the church.

The kitchen opens at 4:30 p.m. The drawing starts 5:30 p.m.

Public is invited to attend. Bring along plenty of pennies.

For more information, call Diane at 610-398-0258 or the church office at 610-437-2531.

Hunger walk on Oct. 14

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning and ending at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Registration begins 1 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the CROP Hunger Walk returns to the Lehigh Valley to support the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank and the Lehigh Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen.

The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service for disaster relief (e.g., for...

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say a 25-year-old male from the 1000 block of Mosser Road reported to them on Sept. 5 a Smith and Wesson Shield 9 mm handgun was stolen from his apartment.

According to police, the handgun was last seen 8-9 months ago.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Upper Macungie Township police.

Police say a father from the 1500 block of Silo Hill Lane, Upper Macungie Township, called 10:02 a.m. Sept. 3 to report online...

Chosen Words

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion


Monuments are memorials

To honor brave men and women;

Who fought in battle, and gave their lives,

For Americans to live in freedom.

Today’s youth has “too much freedom of speech,”

They do not know what they say!

They trample on our Commandments,

And our Constitution they threw away!

They didn’t fight for their freedom!

It was given to them for free.

By the people who died in battle,

To save them,...

Concerts are rescheduled

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown is rescheduling five 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series events that were postponed due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates at West Park:

Marine Band: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23;

The BC Combo: 7 p.m. Sept. 29;

Municipal Band: 7 p.m. Sept. 14; and

Royalaire: 7 p.m. Sept. 23.

For information, call the City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation...