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Mackenzie runs unopposed for 134th District seat

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Republican Ryan E. Mackenzie is running unopposed in the 134th Legislative District in the general election Nov. 8.

The 134th Legislative District includes, in Lehigh County, Alburtis, Lower Macungie Township, Macungie, Salisbury Township (Wards 4 and 5) and South Whitehall (Districts 3 and 4); in Berks County, Hereford Township, Longswamp Township, Richmond Township, Rockland Township and Topton.

Collecting for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

The Press collects for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

New police officers, director of emergency services/fire chief welcomed

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Four new police officers and a new director of emergency services/fire chief were welcomed at the Oct. 3 Emmaus Borough Council meeting.

Police officers Carlos Marrero, Don MaGee, Melanie Sayres and Kevin Miller were sworn in by Mayor Winfield Iobst followed by applause from borough council members, audience members and a number of officers who came to the meeting to support the new members of the police department.

Also sworn in was John Price, director of emergency services/fire chief.

Following the meeting, Price talked to The Press about the appointment.

Board member announces resignation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a surprise announcement Aug. 22 at the East Penn School District Board of Directors meeting, Francee Fuller announced her resignation from the board effective at the close of the Sept. 12 meeting.

In her letter to Board President Alan Earnshaw, Fuller said, “It has been my privilege to serve on the board of directors of the East Penn School District for 15 years. Tonight’s meeting is a kind of anniversary for me as I was sworn into office on the second meeting of August, 2001.”

Board approves district agreements

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The school board directors for the East Penn School District approved a number of product and professional agreements at the Aug. 22 meeting.

The first agreement was with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21/Edmentum Consortium to provide and support Study Island for the 2016-2017 school year at a cost of $79,848.25.

According to the Study Island website, “Study Island offers rigorous content built from the Pennsylvania Core Standards to prepare for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.

Personnel changes/appointments approved

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The following personnel changes were approved at the East Penn School District board meeting Aug. 22.

Resignations include Denise Edelman, staff assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 17; Laura Gorman, remedial assistant at Wescosville Elementary School effective Aug. 10; Jacqueline Sullivan, instructional assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 12; Andrea Wright, staff assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 15 and Amy Zdrojesky, instructional assistant at Alburtis Elementary School effective Aug. 9.

‘Disney Classics’ come to life at Waldheim Park

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Allentown Band filled Waldheim Park in Salisbury Township with sounds of “Disney Classics” Aug. 9.

Selections included songs from “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King.”

Soprano Emily Emick, of Whitehall, was the featured guest soloist who sang songs from “Mary Poppins.”

The event also included a hymn sing and an offering to help defray the cost of the concert.

Rod and Gun Club works to prevent illegal dumping

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ralph Gambler, vice president of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, appeared at the Aug. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting to explain work being done on the property.

“We are taking out the brush line to plant grass for mowing,” Gambler said. The work is being done on approximately one-third of an acre. Gambler said people were dumping grass on the property.