We asked the candidates the following question - Why should voters choose you as the Macungie tax collector?
Democrat Cynthia Hartzell
The tax collector work is all done on the computer. I have a good understanding of the computer program and other aspects of the position that must be done since assisting the current tax collector at times. I am a long time resident of the Borough and will be able to put all my attention to the tax collector position since I will be retiring from Borough employment at the end of 2017 if appointed.
Republican Harry Buchin
Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.
The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey.
The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received.
Terms have not been disclosed.
Editor’s Note: Audrey S. Penn, 78, of Bethlehem, was found Sept. 17 in Lower Macungie, after being reported missing Aug. 23 from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks in Salisbury Township.
After multiple searches by numerous volunteers and law enforcement agencies, it was a sad ending for many, especially her family, who had hoped to find Penn alive.
Penn’s children, Karl Kent and LaFond McRae, Karl’s wife Tracey and Penn’s grandchildren Taylor Kent and Armond McRae sat with The Press Sept. 23 to talk about their loved one.
The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.
According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”
Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.
Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”
The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.
LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.
After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.
The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.
Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.
“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.
The East Penn School District Board of School Directors accepted the resignation of David F. Piperato, principal at Emmaus High School, at the March 27 meeting. The resignation is effective July 10.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder said at the end of the school term, Piperato will have served the East Penn School District for 10 years and will have 31 years in education.
Eyer Middle School will present Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” 7 p.m. March 23 and 24 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 25.
The show is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials supplied by Music Theatre International.
The play is directed by Jennifer Najarian and Jacque Swauger. The musical director is Lindsay Super, the choreographer is Najarian, the technical director is Matt Krempasky, the costume director is Blaire Blaufarb, set designers are Nicole Whittaker, Anne Kukitz and David Willett and ticket sales were handled by Diane Kelly.
Business Administrator Robert Saul presented a long-range fiscal and capital plan at the March 13 meeting of the East Penn School District Board of Directors.
Saul said the goal of the plan is to “evaluate the short- and long-term fiscal health of the district to ensure the short- and long-term needs of the district can be met.”
Mary Clancey, 71, of St. Clair, Schuylkill County, couldn’t speak two words without having trouble breathing. She was having trouble walking with blood clots in her legs combined with carrying 365 pounds on her 5 foot 1 1/2 inch frame.