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Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.

Student Julia Santos is the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Scholar...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

PPL Electric Utilities

PPL Electric Utilities has found a novel way to deliver long-lasting safety messages to its customers – an eye-catching new children’s book.

The electric utility’s recently published book – “How We Stay Safe Around Electricity” – is now available at no cost to school children in PPL’s 29-county service territory.

The 28-page illustrated book, which is meant for a fourth-grade audience, explains how electricity works.

It also offers...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

AMERICAN RED CROSS of the GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Allentown – Help us sound the alarm and save lives by...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Pennsylvania Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for non-driving infractions in Pennsylvania moving forward.

The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to reflect a driving privilege suspension will no longer be imposed for certain non-highway safety violations, including substance use violations.

“The General Assembly stepped up and enacted this commonsense...

Cards anyone?

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

If you are in need of a deck of cards, contact Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh. She has received hundreds of decks of cards in response to comments she made about nurses April 16.

While debating a bill proposing uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses, as well as further protections against mandatory overtime, Walsh said nurses in Critical Access Hospitals with relatively few patients “probably do get breaks” and “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”...

City council backs preservation resolution for Allentown State Hospital

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

For concerned citizens seeking to protect the shuttered former Allentown State Hospital from demolition, Allentown’s City Council passed a resolution asking “the commonwealth do everything within its power to save the historically and culturally significant portions of the property from demolition.”

Council voted unanimously April 17 to officially request Secretary of General Services Curt Topper to “hold a public forum in East Allentown, to listen to the concerns of the residents and...


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Members of Lehigh County’s Human Services office again made a strong showing at the Lehigh County Commissioner’s meeting April 24. They have been making regular appearances at the commissioner’s meetings arguing for more staff.

“We have a wholesale system breakdown,” Tony Lupo said. He was referring to the ability of existing staff to properly care for children referred to Human Services for care and intervention. “Caseworkers are not able to protect the children of Lehigh County.”...

Workshop on

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Country Meadows

Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is hosting a lunch and lesson session “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.

There will be a free complimentary lunch 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.

Learn how changing your mindset can bring you more joy at any age and in any circumstance.

Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.

Seating is limited.

R.S.V.P. by May 17 to 610-395-...

Concerts planned

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Music club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs national music week, May 5 to 12.

A free public spring recital, the “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held at 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp award recipient.

The Young Musicians of the club will close their...