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Monday, October 22, 2018

Programs being offered

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers at the Cancer Support Community 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

·Frankly Speaking About: Bone Health 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26. What will treatment do to your bones? What warning signs indicate osteoporosis?

Speaker will be Dr. Richard Lackman, chief of Orthopedic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer...

Plaque re-dedication Oct. 19 in Allentown

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County is having a rededication noon Oct. 19 of the plaque presented to the county in 1962 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets.

Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

The Lehigh Valley Military Affairs...


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

This is not an obituary. Nor is it a political commentary.

This Editor’s View mourns the death of things I and many others grew up with, including bar soap and top sheets.

Yes, that’s right. According to a recent news article, Generation Z individuals born between 1995 and 2010 and millennials born between 1981 and 1996 are changing the world as we know it — for those individuals have stated they no longer use bar soap, only liquid soap. And, they don’t use top sheets.


Various events offered in the community

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Macungie Township Station 56, Fogelsville Station 8 and Trexlertown Station 25 are having a Big 3 Fire Prevention Open House noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 21 at Station 56, located at 6150 Schantz Road.

There will be fall safety education and self-participation events, lifesaving demonstrations, food and more.


Trick-or-Treat Night is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26. Rain date is on Oct. 27.


There will be a shredding event for residents only 9 a.m. to 2 p...

Guest View

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist.

However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being offered as standard, many drivers are unaware of the safety limitations of ADAS in their vehicles, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

When properly used, ADAS technologies have the potential...

Halloween, craft fair Oct. 28

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College will treat the community to some fall and Halloween fun when it opens its campus for a special event Oct. 28.

The college’s annual Trunk or Treat event will run noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and the craft and vendor fair will run noon to 4 p.m. in Lees Hall.

Representatives from local businesses and other participants will decorate their vehicles, fill them with candy and park them on campus for trick-or-treaters of all ages.


Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids. Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will...