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Red Cross

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans about the importance of regular blood and platelet donations and the impact they can have on patients in need.

This January, the American Red Cross is thanking the millions of dedicated blood and platelet donors across the United States who roll up their sleeves and donate regularly. Because of their dedication, blood is available for patients whenever or wherever it is needed....

NWL lunch menus

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 3: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Macaroni and cheese and dinner roll or hot dog on roll, steamed broccoli, stewed tomatoes, applesauce, milk.

Friday, Jan. 4: Elem.: Hamburger on roll or chicken nuggets, sweet potato tots, steamed green beans, peaches, milk. M.S., H.S.: Hamburger on roll or chicken nuggets with dinner roll, sweet potato tots, steamed green beans, peaches, milk.

Monday, Jan. 7: Elem., M.S.: Pizza or hamburger on roll, carrot sticks with dip, celery sticks...


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College will be hosting guest speaker Rev. Peter Pettit Ph.D., from Muhlenberg College, 7-8 p.m. Jan. 3 through Feb. 7, at The Saal, Bahnson Center, Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem.

Pettit will be discussing "New Paths: Christians Engaging Israel."

IJCU will also be hosting Roberta Meek, lecturer from the History and Media and Communication Departments at Muhlenberg College, from noon-1 p.m....


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will be having the following events in January.

Nilsa Lasso-von Lang and Jiwanda Gale-Rogers will discuss the release of their latest book, "Flavors of Panama" 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16.

"Flavors of Panama" presents a chronological overview of Panamanian cuisine.

The book brings together delicious and popular native foods and variations of many cultures, including European and American cuisine, Panamanian-Asian dishes, Afro-...

AARP 3115

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Jan. 3, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Bring a non-perishable food for the food bank.

Refreshments will be available during social hour.

After the business meeting, guitarist Shep will entertain.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.

Driver's Ed

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in School

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students in the Northwestern Lehigh and Northern Lehigh school districts.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.

To achieve this goal, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit offers online driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel instruction as part of the driver education...

Guest View

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by WILLIAM R. ISEMANN President and CEO of KidsPeace in Opinion

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, like any tragedy, there are myriad questions.

How could this happen? What was the perpetrator thinking? What was wrong with him? Could this happen in my community?

If children are not safe in school, where are they safe?

There are no concrete answers to ease the pain and confusion of such a horrific event.

But in the sea of uncertainty, there is one absolute – if we do not change the way the public looks...

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.



Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


Lynn Township Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. reorganization.

Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. reorganization, then regular meeting.

Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 6 p.m. reorganization.

Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. reorganization in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.


Letter to the editor Writer seeks effective solutions to prevent future Sandy Hook tragedies

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I'm suspicious regarding published opinions that appear without thought directed at gun control.

A sincere problem-solving approach is never or almost never used.

There are many facets to this issue that should be considered.

For example: Is there a convincing profile regarding individuals who commit such atrocities?

Could they have been recognized by parents or other members of society? Did they seek treatment and was insurance available to...