Borough resident Gary Cordner is announcing his intention to run for mayor of Macungie.
Cordner has lived in the borough for five years with his wife AnnMarie and daughter Lera.
He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University and serves on the Borough's Civil Service Commission. He was Macungie's Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator from 2010 to 2012 and served on the Vestry at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Trexlertown 2009 to 2012, including senior warden in 2012.
Ron Eichenberg, current president of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, announces he will seek re-election in the 2013 election.
He and his wife Bea have lived in Lower Macungie for 29 years. His daughter Gwenn, son-in-law and two granddaughters live nearby in South Whitehall.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-134th, is asking parents and grandparents who are thinking of starting a college savings account to consider the benefits of opening a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program.
"Opening a 529 plan is an investment in our future," Simmons said. "Considering the history of the cost of a college education, there's no better time than now to start saving toward a gift that will pay off down the road."
Brian Higgins, community volunteer and pharmaceutical sales executive, has announced his intention to run for commissioner of Lower Macungie Township.
A nine-year resident of Lower Macungie, Higgins is a husband and father of three boys. A graduate of Monmouth University, he offers the citizens more than 18 years of business experience in the private sector and a wealth of local knowledge acquired during his countless hours of service to the community, which include three years as president of the Lower Macungie Youth Association.
Ron Beitler has announced his intention to run for Lower Macungie Township Commissioner.
Born and raised in Lower Macungie Township, Beitler is an Emmaus High School and Slippery Rock University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Over the past two years, he has served on various local community boards including Chairmanship of Friends for Protection of LMT, a smart growth advocacy group and the executive board of LMT Citizens for Change.
More than 100 community and business leaders gathered recently at a gala reception hosted by the Lehigh Valley branch of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council at DeSales University's University Center to recognize green projects, organizations and individuals.
The Borough of Emmaus was one of three communities recognized in the sustainable community award division.
Each year, Legacy Oaks Social Committee selects a charity and offers residents of the 112 residential units the opportunity to contribute to their Thanksgiving Project.
The Keystone Wounded Warriors was chosen to receive this year's contribution.
The committee contacted the organization's director, Paul Spurgin, who is in charge of Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties. Spurgin gave several scenarios of men and women who need assistance after returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Macungie residents got into the holiday spirit Dec. 8 as they celebrated Macungie Holiday.
Jackson Jeffrey Fu, son of Jeffrey and Kathleen Fu, of Macungie, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 439 in Allentown, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He joined Cub Scouts in the first grade and earned the Arrow of Light Award before crossing over to Boy Scouts. As a Boy Scout, he held positions of leadership as librarian and patrol leader.
Jackson earned 40 merit badges and several other Scouting awards including the World Conservation Award, the Wildlife Conservation Award, and two religious awards, Ad Altare Dei and Pope Pius XII.
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.