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Santa answers readers’ questions

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Santa Claus took time recently to answer a few questions from some of our youngest readers, who responded to a Facebook request, before he had to leave to get to the North Pole.

Q. What is your favorite cookie?

A. Chocolate chip.

Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

A. “The Santa Clause,” “Santa Clause 2” and “Santa Clause 3.”

Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?

A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.

Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

Two Republicans face off in county executive race

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

There is a contest in the Republican race for Lehigh County executive. Voters will choose one of two candidates in the primary election May 16.

Democrat Phillips Armstrong, of Whitehall Township, is unopposed in the primary. He will face the successful Republican candidate.

Republicans Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury Township, and Brad Osborne, of South Whitehall Township, are seeking the Lehigh County executive seat.

We asked each Republican candidate the following question: Why should residents vote for you? Their responses follow.

Glenn Eckhart

Lehigh County: General election voter totals

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

All election results were obtained from Lehigh County Voter Registration. These results are unofficial until certified by the board of elections.

President of the United States

Hillary Clinton/Tim Kane, Democratic, 77,087 votes, 50.37 percent

Donald Trump/Mike Pence, Republican, 70,285 votes, 45.93 percent

Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley, Constitution, 526 votes, 0.34 percent

Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka, Green, 1,338 votes, 0.87 percent

Gary Johnson/Bill Weld, Libertarian, 3,795 votes, 2.48 percent

Total: 153,031 votes, 100 percent

Press to collect for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers, working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other troops that request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the troops or their families. Special holiday items also have been added to the list.

Requested items for 2016 include:

3 seek Democratic seat in senator’s race

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Three candidates are on the Democratic ballot for United States senator in the April 26 primary election: John Fetterman, Allegheny County; Katie McGinty, Chester County; and Joe Sestak, Delaware County. A fourth candidate, Joseph Vodvarka, Allegheny County, was removed from the ballot. Voters are asked to select one candidate.

The Press asked all Democratic candidates the question, “What do you see as the primary concern of your constituents?” The candidates’ answers are listed below.

Lehigh Valley Health Network: Luther V. Rhodes III, M.D. discusses Zika virus

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Q. What is the Zika virus?

A. The Zika virus is a virus carried by a mosquito.

Q. How is the Zika virus transmitted?

A. The virus is almost always acquired by a mosquito bite. It also can spread from an infected mother to a child in the womb and, to a smaller degree, by sexual contact or blood transfusions.

Q. What are the symptoms of the virus?

A. The primary symptoms are a fever, rash, red eyes and joint pains.

Q. Who is at risk?

A. Anyone any age is at risk if exposed to mosquitoes in a country with active Zika circulating.

Fitting in at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Chris Emery of Longswamp Township, Berks County, worried he may have done something wrong when he found out Feb. 4 he would not be welcomed back to a job he held for 12 years at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, South Whitehall.

Anyone going to the amusement park may have seen Chris Emery cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping, handing out maps and giving directions to guests.

This 2006 Brandywine High School graduate first heard about the job 12 years ago through family friends.