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‘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.

Annual tour provides ‘Hidden Garden Treasures’

Friday, August 5, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Parkland Garden Club opened their gardens to visitors recently to showcase a variety of perennial and annual gardens, backyard spaces, ponds, pools, rock formations, birdhouses, waterfalls and more.

Ten gardens were on the annual “Hidden Garden Treasures” tour; all proceeds help the club fund the educational scholarship program for deserving high school seniors as well as other community activities and outreach programs.

Lenape Park courts to receive face-lift

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The volleyball, tennis and basketball courts at Lenape Park will be repaired and resurfaced at a cost of $36,300 following approval by the Upper Milford Township Supervisors at the July 21 meeting. The contract also includes painting of lines on the court.

Resident Howard Bachman Jr. attended the workshop and meeting and asked to have the yearly bill waived for a street light at the corner of his property at the intersection of Tank Farm Road and Buckeye Road.

Annual tour highlights eight gardens

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Eight elaborate gardens were featured in the Allentown Garden Club “Garden Tour 2016” June 25.

The tour began at the Fragrance Garden, 3000 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, adjacent to the Rose Garden. The Fragrance Garden is maintained by Allentown Garden Club members and includes a variety of herbs, perennials and shrubs.

Seven other gardens, many within walking distance from one another, were part of the tour and included a variety of plantings, flowers, rock fountains, rare rhododendron species, vegetables, fountains, fish ponds, mature trees and shrubs and greenhouses.

Primary election draws many voters

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Lehigh County Board of Elections has posted the following election results. All results include absentee ballots and write-ins and are unofficial until verified by the Lehigh County Board of Elections.

President - Democrat

Hillary Clinton, 20,414 votes

Roque Rocky De La Fu, 224 votes

Bernie Sanders, 18,244 votes

President - Republican

Jeb Bush, 182 votes

Ben Carson, 299 votes

Ted Cruz, 9,072 votes

John R. Kasich, 7,345 votes

Marco Rubio, 259 votes

Donald J. Trump, 21,581 votes

Rand Paul, 17 votes

Emmaus Lioness Lions Club hold successful basket raffle

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For 18 years, the Emmaus Lioness Lions Club has hosted a basket raffle to fund a variety of charities icluding the East Penn Angel Network, scholarships, vision charities and community events.

This year, the raffle was held at Faith Church, 6528 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown with over 365 tickets sold for the 111 baskets available. All items in these baskets were donated by members.

In addition, 45 special baskets were available for raffle as well as 86 door prizes – all items were donated by area businesses.

Learning academy to offer additional courses

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus High School Principal Dave Piperato and Supervisor, Secondary Level Curriculum Laura Witman gave a presentation to the East Penn School District board members on the summer learning academy program at the April 11 meeting.

The five week hybrid model introduced in 2015 provided attendance flexibility, pre-assessment, differentiation and mastery based learning, reduced staffing issues, credit recovery, Keystone remediation and retesting.

Board reviews preliminary 2016-17 budget

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At a time when school districts are buzzing with activities, the East Penn School District board members continue to work on the 2016-2017 preliminary budget to maintain those programs important to the students and the community.

At the April 11 school board meeting, Interim Business Manager Denis McCall updated the board on revenues and expenses pertaining to the preliminary budget and the status of the 2016-2017 state budget which affects the school district.