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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Christmas is not over until The Three Kings arrive

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

According to organizer Myrna Rivera, 500 children came to see Einstein the Snow Camel and to get presents from the Three Kings at a special celebration at SteelStacks on Jan. 5 in South Bethlehem.

Besides seeing Einstein, the kids all got to meet the Three Kings and receive a gift.

In Puerto Rico, Epiphany is a festive holiday commonly called Dia de Los Tres Reyes Magos, or Three King’s Day. Children traditionally leave a box of fresh grass or hay under their beds for the Wise...

New board members are sworn in, new commitments are promised

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Two new members were sworn in to borough council during the years’ first meeting Jan. 6.

Existing members Douglas Trotter Jr. and Annamarie Jordan recommitted to the oath of office while Jamie Johnson and Wilbert Rufe began their first term. Introducing themselves to the handful of resident witnesses, Johnson said she is originally from the borough and upon returning in 2013 moved into the house next door to her childhood home. Rufe has lived in the borough since 1994 and said he...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

I almost didn’t write this column. Sharing my opinions is fine. Sharing my personal experiences much more difficult.

For a long time, since the separation, I have suffered panic attacks. The attacks are often triggered by sounds. At their worst, they lasted as long as 10 minutes. Fear would overwhelm my system, and I would be shaking, rocking ball on the floor.

Over the past three years, the attacks have lessened in severity and occur less often. Part of this healing has come...

Events to mark MLK Day

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement March will be held rain or shine on Jan. 20. The procession will begin at 11:30 a.m. in front of the St. Bernard’s Beneficial Society, 333 Brodhead Ave., and proceed to the memorials to both Dr. King and his wife Coretta Scott King at Martin Luther King Park, Carlton Avenue.

Guest speakers scheduled are Liberty HS Principal Harrison Bailey III and Northampton County Councilman Kerry Myers. All residents, municipal employees, community...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LGBT Exhibit open at community center

The Lehigh Valley LGBT Community Archive, is hosting “Pride Guides and the Early Years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festivals” this month in the Fine Art Galleries at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, 522 W. Maple St., Allentown, through February 21. The display of materials from the collection features the cover images from the first 11 years of Lehigh Valley Pride Festival’s “Pride Guides” programs.

The exhibit features information about...

Article By: MORAVIAN ACADEMY NEWS - Winter wonderland Neha Skandan


After a well-deserved and restful winter break, students and faculty at Moravian Academy have swung right back into action. As has the snow adorning our campus, many events have enriched the wintry months at Moravian.

The fall sports season culminated with a state championship title for the boys’ soccer team, marking the second time in Moravian’s recent history that the boys’ soccer team won the state championship (the team also won in 2014). The exciting game, which took place on a...

TRADITIONS Best Senior Living awardee

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Traditions of Hanover has been selected as one of the 2020 Best of Senior Living Award winners on, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada.

The Northampton County ages 55+ retirement community is one of only two winners from Lehigh and Northampton counties. They represent the top two to three percent of the best of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, rated by seniors and more than 240...

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

MLK ‘Peace’ celebration Jan. 20

The Dr. Martin Luther King Day of Celebration, “Peace and Nonviolence”, will be held on January 20 in St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 474 Vine St. There will be a luncheon, catered by Danielle’s Cafeteria, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a discussion from noon to 1 p.m.

For information and reservations, visit

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION needs volunteers to read to kindergartners (and some 1st graders) in classrooms across the city. Two spring training sessions are scheduled for Thursday, January 30 and Thursday, February 27 from 1:30-2:30pm at Jackson Elementary Childhood Center, 517 N. 15th St. Street parking is available. All volunteers must obtain required background clearances, and info for that will be provided at the sessions. Actual reading demonstration to a kindergartner is...