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ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL Photos of renowned underwater photographer and ocean conservationist thrill students

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

As soon as the "oohs" and "aahs" of St. Thomas More students began to subside after viewing a Michael Patrick O'Neil slide of a beautiful undersea coral reef, an even brighter photo of an exotic sea creature appeared on the screen, bringing new exclamations.

Returning after a visit five years ago, O'Neil's award-winning photography was all new to the kindergarten through fourth grade students at the school.

Unemployment benefits recipients to receive new card

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Senator Bob Mensch urged constituents who receive unemployment and workers compensation payments via a debit card to check their mail for a new card from JP Morgan Chase. The new card, which was sent this week, will be used to pay benefits beginning March 15, so it is important for cardholders to activate the new card upon receipt, Senator Mensch said.

Lease of city water and sewer subject of public forum

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The Lehigh County League of Women Voters hosted a public forum recently regarding the potential lease of the city's water and sewer resources.

A panel of seven individuals discussed topics ranging from the effects of privatizing Allentown's water and sewer resources to whom should manage them and the experiences of other communities that have sold or leased their water supply or sewer systems.

Currently Allentown is considering using a concession lease to address the city's $200 million unfunded pension liability.

IRS TAX TIPS Seven important tax facts about medical and dental expenses

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

If you paid for medical or dental expenses in 2012, you may be able to get a tax deduction for costs not covered by insurance. The IRS wants you to know these seven facts about claiming the medical and dental expense deduction.

You must itemize. You can only claim medical and dental expenses for costs not covered by insurance if you itemize deductions on your tax return. You cannot claim medical and dental expenses if you take the standard deduction.

Deduction is limited. You can deduct medical and dental expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Lacrosse team looking forward to strong season

The Central Catholic High School Lacrosse team is looking strong as the 2013 season begins. Coached by Dan Dolphin, the team has many returning senior leaders, including: Tyler Fox, Jeff Guylas, Matt Stuart, Matt Wagner and Colin McDermott. The team has very high goals and expectations and hopes to repeat last year's season, where they defeated rival Emmaus High School in the District XI Championship game.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Easter egg hunt March 23

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee is hosting an Easter egg hunt for Salisbury children ages five to 10 at Lindberg Park 10 a.m. March 23. All children need to be registered by March 18 at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue, Allentown. For additional questions, contact Genny Baillie at 484-538-4221.

Catholic church

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Accepting bread orders

Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., Catasauqua, will be having an Easter paska bread and kielbasa sale.

There is a cost for both the freshly baked paskas and kielbasa.

Deadline for kielbasa orders is March 20.

Deadline for paska orders is March 25.

Pickup will be 4 to 6 p.m., March 29 in the church basement.

To place orders, call 610-395-5737.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Busy police year, officer hiring in offing

First of four parts

For a police department of 19 officers, two of whom are part time, patrolling 11.4 square miles from woods to interstates, from neighborhoods to a major regional trauma center and charged with protecting the public safety of 13,505 residents, last year was, to put it mildly, busy for the Salisbury Township Police Department.

The 2012 police report was released by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles to the board of commissioners, township officials and the media at the Feb. 14 township meeting.