Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman is very clear – Lower Macungie has the greatest staff serving the 32,000 residents in the township.
Fosselman retired Sept. 14 after serving in local government for 41 years – 10 in Lower Macungie Township.
He believes his biggest accomplishment in the past 10 years has been bringing transparency to the township and regaining the trust of the residents in their local government.
For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.
Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.
Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.
Zach Conner took over as the Emmaus High School mascot last school year and found his niche.
As the Hornet, he supports the cheering squad in raising school spirit at football and basketball games. Zach has also participated in several team fundraisers and appeared at the Special Olympics held at Whitehall High School.
Zach told The Press the role of the mascot is “to promote school spirit and community spirit to support our school.” His plan is to be the mascot until he graduates in 2020.
The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently celebrated “A Night for Innovation” at the Lehigh Country Club to support the innovator grant program.
The EPSD Education Foundation teacher innovator grant program offers teachers the opportunity to bring STEAM-Powered innovation to their classrooms.
Through this program, the foundation said they have the ability “to enrich, extend and deepen the educational experiences of East Penn School District students with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.”
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.
In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.
A staple in Emmaus closed its doors July 1 to the shock of many residents and visitors to the community.
Emmaus Bakery, 415 Chestnut St., has been a part of the Emmaus community for 84 years.
A history found on the Internet shows Emmaus Bakery was conceived in 1934 by John Shadler and was originally called Shadler’s Bakery. Some time after opening, Shadler changed the name of the bakery to Emmaus Bakery and continued to operate the bakery for 19 years.
The bakery was then owned and operated by the Zayaitz family for over 43 years.
In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator.
His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.
Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive.
He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.
Lower Macungie Township held its Community Day May 1 with over 3,000 residents in attendance.
The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Assistant Superintendent Kristen Campbell as the second of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.
The event was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged members of the public and media to ask the candidate questions.