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.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered next spring.
Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus, awarded two $750 scholarships to students in the area. The scholarships were awarded to Theodor Swanson, a graduate of Emmaus High School, and Alana Harrington, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.
Swanson is the son of Marc and Caryn Swanson, of Macungie.
Harrington is the daughter of Patrick and Dolores Harrington, of New Tripoli.
The money for the scholarships was donated by the staff of Ai Orthodontics as part of their Casual for A Cause Community Outreach Program.
The East Penn School District has postponed eliminating busing for certain students attending Willow Lane Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year.
With the exception of children residing in Brandywine Village II, the district will continue busing students until the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
The East Penn School District held an informational meeting for parents and guardians of students residing in Brandywine Village II.
A recent visit and tour of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, in Schnecksville, by Senator Pat Browne, R-16th, is featured during this month's installment of "The Browne Report" television show.
Browne was afforded the opportunity to see everything the Lehigh Valley Zoo has to offer for people of all ages as he took a walking tour through the zoo.
Led by Richard Molchany, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Browne learned about the history of the zoo, which started as the Trexler Game Preserve back in 1906, as well as the changes and advancements the zoo has made over the years.