The Alburtis Tavern has grown with the addition of banquet facilities which officially opened Nov. 23.
Terry Bender opened the Alburtis Tavern in November 2013.
In an interview with The Press in December 2013, owner Terry Bender told Press reporter Loretta Fenstermacher it took six months to rebuild, restore and prepare the Alburtis Tavern and Lodge, a former hotel, for its reopening.
Buckeye Tavern owner Terry Bender said he plans to rebuild at the old site at 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie.
Bender and longtime friend Jeff Trainer, owner of the Sands Convention Center, will work together to build a new establishment and will try and save what they can from the remaining structure following a fire May 12.
“I didn’t know if I wanted to do another venture by myself. We have plans and architects. We will go to the township in December,” Bender said.
Bender said recent reports of him selling the property are untrue.
East Penn School District invited senior citizens to a Thanksgiving lunch Nov. 17 at Emmaus High School, Eyer Middle School and Lower Macungie Middle School.
Community Liason Laura Groh welcomed guests to EHS and introduced Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder who said he was glad to have the seniors for lunch.
Director of Student Services Dr. Thomas Mirabella provided the invocation and introduced the EHS Esquires Jazz Band under the direction of Ryan Harrington.
Emmaus High School reopened Nov. 2 with an increased police presence and guidance counselors and administrators available to talk to students about recent events at the school.
On the morning of Oct. 29, one box of .22 caliber ammunition was spilled on a hallway floor in the Emmaus High School.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder said students and staff were locked down while police and administration officials interviewed students who might have been able to provide information as to who brought the ammunition to school.
For Bethlehem resident Tom Brady, getting to the Philadelphia International Airport on time is one thing this frequent flier does not have to think about.
That is the job of A&A Limousine Service driver Ed Vermillion, of Bethlehem.
On Oct. 22, Vermillion called Brady and confirmed the flight information and pickup time at Brady’s Bethlehem home.
A&A and Brady allowed The Press to tag along to uncover the ins and outs of the limousine business.
Brady said he has used the services of A&A several times and “every trip has been awesome.”
Five candidates are on the ballot for a seat on Alburtis Borough Council in the Nov. 3 municipal election. Voters will choose four who will each serve a four year term.
Democrats are Stephen Kaufman and incumbent David E. Lehr.
Republicans are Ronald J. DeIaco and incumbents Peg McCormack and Sherryann Oels.
The Press asked each of the candidates the following question: What will be your first order of business if elected to office?
Seven candidates are on the ballot for five positions of school director in the East Penn School District in the Nov. 3 municipal election. Each position is a 4-year term.
Richard Mathesz and Incumbent Wally R. Vinovskis are running on the Democratic ticket.
Carol Allen and Chris Donatelli are running on the Republican ticket.
Incumbents Ken Bacher and Charles H. Ballard as well as Paul Champagne are cross-filed on both the Democratic and Republican tickets.
The Via Walk was held Sept. 12 at the Hoover-Mason Trestle at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Bethlehemm.
A 5K Run was also held at ArtsQuest Sept 12 as well as a kids race.
The marathon, team relay and half marathon were held Sept. 13 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest.
The Via Walk raises money for Via’s services for children and adults with disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy and Down syndrome.
Via has served the community since 1954.
After 40 years of being the “go to” place for women’s fashions, Once is Not Enuff, in Emmaus, will officially close its doors Sept. 26.
Nancy Owen, owner of the boutique for 35 years, retired in 2014 to spend more time with her husband and grandchildren.
Owen’s daughter, Heather Browne, then took the reins and has continued to provide quality resale fashions at affordable prices.
The consignment store has been a win-win for both shoppers and consigners.
Shopper Maryanne Steinert, of Northampton, said she fell in love with the store three or four years ago.
In 2012, credit card and debit card fraud resulted in losses amounting to $11.27 billion, according to an August 2013 Nilson Report. Data from the Federal Reserve suggests data fraud is one of the biggest concerns among consumers.
New Tripoli Bank has gone above and beyond to assure their customers measures are in place to prevent and/or stop fraud and keep customers’ information secure.