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Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Spaghetti dinner raises money to help community members

East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors recently held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Bethel Bible Church in Emmaus.

EPNHN serves families with children living in the East Penn School District who are homeless or home insecure through multi-faceted short-term assistance in order to help restore and sustain healthy, independent living.

After an initial assessment to identify needs, a family is welcomed into temporary transitional housing. EPNHN volunteers with the skills to help meet the family’s needs work as part of a support team assigned to the family.

Levinson announces candidacy

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dr. Joshua Levinson, Ph.D., originally appointed to the East Penn School Board in September 2018, is excited to announce he has decided to run for a full four-year term on the board of school directors of the East Penn School District.

From an early age, Levinson became acutely aware of the importance of education and this gave him a strong appreciation for how one’s experiences in school can shape personal and professional interests to foster future success.

DeFrain announces candidacy

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Chris DeFrain, 50, has been a resident of Emmaus for most of the last 40 years and is announcing a run for re-election to Emmaus Borough Council.

DeFrain is a Certified Public Accountant and the Chief Financial Officer of Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.

DeFrain lives in Emmaus with his wife, Suzanne and his children Melissa and Paul. He is a graduate of Emmaus High School and Muhlenberg College.

Lehigh County controller to run for third term

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term because he has become the institutional knowledge of the Lehigh County Controller’s Office.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Currently, and after a completion of his next term if re-elected, he will be the longest standing member in the department because of retirements.

Filers warned caution with refund anticipation loans

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

A refund anticipation loan, or RAL, is a loan made by a lender or business to a taxpayer in anticipation of a taxpayer’s state or federal income tax refund.

Camelot for Children announces capital campaign

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Goal of phase one to raise $200,000

The Board of Directors of Camelot for Children recently announced the commencement of their capital campaign, with a goal of raising $500,000 over the next two years.

Phase one of the capital campaign will occur throughout 2019 and will be focused on raising funds for improvements to their campus located in Allentown.

The first phase of the capital campaign is concentrated on improving the safety and accessibility of Camelot’s 11-acre campus.

Naugle seeks re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury Township woman charged in multi-vehicle fatal crash

In a media release dated March 8, District Attorney James B. Martin announced a Salisbury Township woman has been charged in relation to a fatal multi-vehicle crash.

Joyce Klahr, 77, of the 700 block of East Rock Road, has been charged with three counts of homicide by vehicle, a felony of the third degree; three counts of involuntary manslaughter, a misdemeanor of the first degree and four counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor of the second degree.