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Thursday, June 20, 2019

NEW TRIPOLI BANK

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Buckeye Road branch open for business

On Jan. 17, 2017, New Tripoli Bank broke ground for its newest office at 4892 Buckeye Road.

Fast forward to Jan. 18 of this year, New Tripoli Bank opened its doors on Buckeye Road and is excited to serve the community.

“The demographics showed this area was in need of a community bank,” President and CEO, Chairman of the Board David R. Hunsicker said.

Hunsicker said surveys show the Buckeye Road area is growing and prosperous and New Tripoli Bank wanted to be a part of it.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Scouts interview council members

Two Scouts with Cub Pack 80 attended the Feb. 4 Emmaus Borough Council meeting as part of their Webelo II curriculum.

Nicholas Laquin and Riley Ford, both of Emmaus, asked council members about the requirements of their jobs, the biggest challenge in the community, the most important responsibility of a council member and how citizens can help the borough.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

It’s a go — Welcome to Emmaus Wawa

Emmaus Borough Council approved Resolution 2019-8 approving the preliminary/final subdivision and preliminary/final land development plans of Cedar Crest Chestnut Development, L.P. for the proposed Wawa at its Feb. 4 meeting.

The convenience store will be located at 150 N. 10th St., Emmaus, on a 2.29 acre tract of land owned by H.P. Altman Colonial Crest, L.P. The remaining 29.25 acre tract will continue to be used as an apartment complex except as provided in the plans.

Lehigh County Coroner announces retirement

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a letter to Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong Jan. 10, Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim, D-ABMDI, announced his retirement.

“It is with a heavy heart that I respectively inform you that effective Thursday, February 28, 2019, after 26 years on the job, I will be retiring my position as Lehigh County Coroner,” Grim wrote in his resignation letter.

Grim said he has been offered “a very interesting opportunity and I am up for the challenge.”

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Christmas Tree Pop-Up

Emmaus Borough Council met Nov. 19 for its regular meeting hearing a personal appeal from resident Harold Griffin who asked for a status of the municipal complex and where updates and information could be found.

Borough Manager Shane Pepe told Griffin the borough has been providing updates via the newsletter once a year and progress is being made with the HVAC study about to begin.

Ai Orthodontics holds annual pumpkin decorating contest

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Each year, Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and his staff at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, delivers pumpkins to referring dentist offices and asks them to creatively decorate the pumpkins for the children at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

To make it fun, Issa holds a contest where community judges, staff and patients vote for their favorites.

The results are in. The winners of the 2018 Funny Fall Faces Pumpkin Competition, announced Nov. 12, get bragging rights until next year.

The live judge’s winners are:

LOWER MACUNGIE library

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Third annual soup challenge held

The Lower Macungie Library’s “A Taste of Soup” was held Oct. 27 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Kathee Rhode, library executive director, announced there would be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge would be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”

Local restaurants, caterers and individuals were invited to submit their favorite soup(s) for the third annual competition. All entrants prepared two gallons of soup.

L.c. HUMANE SOCIETY

Friday, October 26, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Animal cruelty officer cites Upper Saucon resident; charges pending on Macungie couple

The Lehigh County Humane Society has had its share of new residents recently.

Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon. As it turns out, there were 65 beagles and the homeowner Robert Tettemer, of Coopersburg, relinquished the animals to the humane society and according to court records, has been cited for operating an illegal kennel, failure to produce registration for each dog and failure to have proof of rabies vaccines.

Unexpected beagle invasion brings community together

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon.

When members of the team from the shelter arrived at the residence with two trucks, they were not allowed in. When they looked through the window, they saw beagles everywhere and heard barking and howling.

The resident brought the dogs out of the home one at a time and after 25 dogs, Lehigh County Humane Society officials knew there were more than 25 and they were right.