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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JOHANNA BILLINGS in Local News

A 'call to action' resulted in over 50 volunteers attending a meeting March 12 at Lehigh Carbon Community College for the newly formed Lehigh County Communities That Care.

CTC is designed to "identify programs and strategies to support the health development of youth with a focus on reducing delinquency, violence, substance abuse and school failure," according to organizers.

Students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in both Salisbury and Whitehall-Coplay school districts took the...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.

The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.

The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.

The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20 to 25 students in grades 10 to 12 to conservation and environmental careers.

This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.

The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and...

Western Salisbury Fire Department seeks donations from fire district residents

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Residents of homes and apartments in the Western Salisbury Fire Department fire district are finding a personal appeal in their mailboxes this week seeking donations to operate the department's two stations, purchase and maintain firefighting equipment and to provide training for the volunteer firefighters.

"It's a common misconception," Fire Chief Joshua Wells said, "that we are funded by the Township of Salisbury. The fact is, we count on our annual donation drive appeal to...

AARP 5415

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon, April 4 at St. Timothy's Church, 140 So. Ott St., Allentown. Program is a visit from the Senior Center Chorus. Business meeting will follow. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For additional information, call 610-437-4265.


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday, June 9. The ticket price includes transportation, a one hour Back Bay Cruise, followed by a lunch buffet at the Resorts Casino where you will also get a coin package for slot play. Shopping and the enjoyment of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is on your own. The non-refundable ticket price is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration. Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal...


Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

An Emmaus Main Street Partners "Bags & White Ice Bingo" will be held 1 to 4 p.m. April 14 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. 4th Street. Doors open noon.

The event is sponsored by Lafayette Ambassador Bank.

Proceeds benefit the community projects of the Emmaus Main Street Partners. There is a discount for tickets purchased in advance, although tickets can be purchased at the door. Extra games, special games, raffle and chinese auction are just some of the added fun.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by ASIA LETLOW Special to The Press in Columns

An open house for LCCC will take place at the Schnecksville campus 6 to 8 p.m. April 4. Admission and financial aid representatives, academic counselors and academic program coordinators will be around to answer your questions. Students who are interested should register at or by calling the admission office at 610-799-1575.

The University of Pittsburgh will be holding an open house at the Victoria Building 9 a.m. to...

The circle of life

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Editor's Note: The Press is running a 3-part series on former Press writer Jean Stoneback. Stoneback was a columnist with The Press for many years, writing about life on "The Patch" in Alburtis. Readers enjoyed hearing about Stoneback's family and life on the farm. In this series, we have learned about the family history, her house and the renovations to the home. What follows is the final part of the series.

Jean Stoneback has been gone two and a half years and her daughter Hope...