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Retiring chief ‘has nothing but admiration for the borough, police department and its people’

Thursday, March 17, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Police Log

In a surprise announcement at the March 7 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, Emmaus Police Department Chief David A. Faust announced his retirement effective March 25.

In a letter to Mayor Winfield O. Iobst, Faust said he has been considering this significant step over the past year.

“I am certain the timing is right,” Faust said. “My leadership training and experience has taught me good leaders should be the ‘first and not the last’ to realize when it is time to leave. I leave with nothing but admiration for the borough, our police department and its people.”

Article By: DEBBIE GALBRAITH dgalbraith@tnonline.com

Friday, March 4, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Wun “The Shot” Versher surprised patients with a visit to Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Feb. 24, displaying his legendary ball handling tricks, posing for photos and signing autographs.

Versher has been a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for 21 years.

He was in town to promote the upcoming family show March 2 at the PPL Center during the 90th Anniversary World Tour. PPL Center said “the game will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction.”

Article By: Debbie Galbraith dgalbraith@tnonline.com

Friday, March 4, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In the Feb. 24 issue of The Press, we reported the East Penn School District will be working with Public Financial Management, as financial advisor, Rhoads & Simon LLP, as bond counsel and Worth, Magee & Fisher, P.C. as solicitor to the district in conjunction with the issuance of General Obligation Notes, Series of 2016, for the purpose of restructuring the Series of 2011 Bonds and paying the costs of issuing the 2016 Notes as the board looks to finalize the 2016-2017 budget. In the meeting story, we reported an estimated savings over a two year period which is not correct.

Council approves Phase 1 of Fields at Indian Creek

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

After a presentation by Doug White, Lehigh Engineering Associates, Inc., representing Kay Builders, Emmaus Borough Council approved Phase 1 Final Plan of the Fields at Indian Creek age-restricted development at the Feb. 16 meeting.

The development contains 217 units on 78 acres in Emmaus, Upper Milford and Lower Macungie Township. Twelve of the units are in Emmaus. White said Kay Builders has secured emergency access through the Farmhouse property.

A Night to Shine for Chris Emery and friends

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

Chris Emery, of Longswamp Township, Berks County, was in the news recently over an interview gone bad at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.

However, the ever-smiling Chris moved past that experience and looked forward to a very special night.

On Feb. 12, Chris and his good friend Brooke Landis, of Pennsburg, attended Night to Shine at Hope Community Church in King of Prussia where they were treated like royalty.

Fitting in at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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

Chris Emery, of Longswamp Township, Berks County, worried he may have done something wrong when finding out Feb, 4 he would not be welcomed back to a job he has held for 12 years at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.

If you have ever been to Dorney, you may have seen Chris Emery cleaning the bathrooms, sweeping, handing out maps and giving directions to guests.

This 2006 Brandywine High School graduate first heard about the job at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom 12 years ago through family friends.

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart and staff sworn in

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

Lehigh County Controller Republican Glenn Eckhart was sworn in Jan. 4 for his second 4-year term in the Lehigh County Courthouse with the Honorable Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Dougles G. Richley presiding.

In addition, Eckhart organized an event to honor his staff at the Masters at Shepherd Hills Jan. 6 inviting Reichley, the Honorable Northampton County Common Pleas Judge Emil A. Giordano and the Honorable Lehigh County Court of Common Please Judge James T. Anthony as well as family members of the staff.

Volunteers honor veterans at Resurrection Cemetery

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For three years, the Air Products Information Technology team has organized a Wreaths Across America event at Resurrection Cemetery, 547 N. Krocks Road, Wescosville. This year’s event was held noon Dec. 12.

Team members Margaret Albert, Tina Garavaglia, Michelle Greek, Kathy Haklar, Raymond Hayes, Katie Simpson, Beth Titchenal and Pat Zajac were happy to announce the goal was reached this year to provide a wreath for all 1,104 veterans in the cemetery.

Community mourns loss of two in fatal house fire

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

On Dec. 17, the Lower Macungie Township Fire Department was dispatched to a fully-engulfed house fire at 7129 Myrtle Drive.

Responding to assist were Western Salisbury Fire Department, City of Allentown RIT, Berks #21 Fire Department, Fogelsville Fire Department, Goodwill Fire Department, South Whitehall Fire Department, Alburtis Fire Department, Cetronia Ambulance and Macungie Ambulance.

Now, the Jackson family, of 7129 Myrtle Dr., Lower Macungie Township, is dealing with not only the loss of a home but also the loss of two family members.

Santa Claus says there are more children on the good list this year

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

“We have been very, very busy this year,” Santa Claus told The Press during an interview Dec. 9 at Embassy Bank, 6379 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

“There are more good children this year,” Santa Claus said.

The weather has been warmer than usual and Santa Claus said the weather should not affect the delivery of gifts Dec. 24.

“The reindeer like it when it snows,” Santa Claus said. “I’m getting older so it is OK if it doesn’t snow.”

Warm or cold, children know Santa Claus will be at their houses.