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.
The Emmaus Rotary Club celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing two women who exemplify the Rotary Club’s values of service above self.
Honored were Debra Ann Geiger and Jennifer Kunes Driscoll.
Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, committee co-chair for International Women’s Day, said the International Women’s Day Celebration Awards “aim to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility.” Members of her committee included David Dunn, Dee Eng and Rose Galeano-Phillips, committee co-chair.
Q. What do you see as your greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2016?
On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County Sheriff, following Sheriff Ronald Rossi who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.
Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a 4-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.
An investigation continues in the shooting of a suspected shoplifter at the Walmart Supercenter, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, March 28.
In a press conference March 29, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Richard H. D’Ambrosio, commanding officer of Troop M., Bethlehem, provided details of the incident.
“At approximately 8:50 p.m., a subject entered the Walmart wearing a mask and a wig,” D’Ambrosio said.
The 10th Street Culvert Replacement Project was awarded to Doli Construction Corporation, of Chalfont, with a low bid of $279,032 at the March 5 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.
Borough Manager Shane Pepe said nine bids were received for this project.
Eyer Middle School, 5616 Buckeye Road, Macungie, will present “Getting to Know…Once Upon A Mattress” 7 p.m. March 8 and 9 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 10.
“Getting to Know…Once Upon A Mattress” is part of the “Getting to Know” series with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and the book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Barer.
The musical comedy is an adaptation of “The Princess and The Pea” with a couple of surprises and is appropriate for all age groups.
St. Thomas More had a number of activities the week of Jan. 28 to celebrate Catholic Schools Week including a celebration of military personnel. Students participated in a card project for veterans and current military personnel and had a special visit from Army veteran Tim Clark, of Wescosville.
Clark, 72, entered the service after he graduated from high school because he couldn’t afford to go to college.
We asked Santa Claus questions from some of our youngest readers who responded to our request on our Facebook page. What follows are the questions and Santa’s answers.
Q. What is your favorite cookie?
A. Chocolate chip.
Q. What is your favorite Christmas movie?
A. The Santa Clause, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3.
Q. Is it hard to convince the reindeer to fly?
A. No, not at all. That’s what the magic dust is for.
Q. Do you know how many children there are in the world?