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Alburtis Borough Council Council appoints a borough manager

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council appointed a borough manager at the meeting held Jan. 14.

Councilperson David Lehr suggested Executive Secretary Sharon Trexler's job title be changed to borough manager as her responsibilities have included those of a manager for a long time. Trexler's responsibilities will remain the same.

Council passed a motion approving the title change to borough manager with Councilperson John Alexzczyk abstaining from voting because a relative of his works for the borough.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Brooke Cichocki

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is AP English. I love analyzing literature and finding the smallest details and symbols in a work of poetry or prose and discovering connections between works. In English, you get to have small epiphanies every day.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

WILLOW LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

An 'incredible assembly' delights and entertains

The start of holiday vacation at Willow Lane Elementary School was celebrated with the "incredible assembly" event."

"This is one of the most special assemblies of the year," Dr. Anthony Moyer, school principal, said in his opening remarks.

Everyone said the Pledge of Allegiance and sang "The Star Spangled Banner" accompanied by the elementary orchestra band.

With almost every seat taken, each grade performed and music and singing filled the auditorium. The flash of cameras now and then could be seen during the assembly like twinkling stars.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Police Department contract has expired

The Alburtis Borough Police Officers Association and Alburtis borough representatives councilpersons John Aleszczyk, David Lehr and Kathleen Raines have been meeting with police negotiator Joe Vargo since June 19, 2014 to negotiate a new three-year, two-part contract including health insurance costs and salaries before the current contract expired Dec. 31, 2014.

Student of the Week

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Justine Wang

Q What grade are you in?

A I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q What is your favorite subject? Why?

A My favorite subject is biology because I like learning about how the world works and how we can apply science and knowledge to solve problems.

Q Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A I am a National Merit semi-finalist and have won several awards with the EHS Academic Team. I also won fourth place in the EPC conference for doubles tennis with my partner, Katie Xue.

Q Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Student of the Week

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Chad Cole

Q What grade are you in?

AI am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q What is your favorite subject? Why?

AMy favorite subject is environmental science. I find it interesting because it explains why our planet and its ecosystems work the way they do. It also explains human impacts on the environment and what solutions there are to current issues.

Q Have you received any special awards or recognition?

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Budget includes no tax increase

During the Dec. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, President Steve Hill announced the budget for 2015 includes no tax increase, no increase in sewer and water fees and a decrease of $10 in garbage fees for 2015.

Mayor Kathleen Palmer said the Alburtis Christmas Festival was a success and thanked everyone who helped.

The raffle held at the fire company, with many donated prizes, raised $1,515, an increase of $300 over last year, plus another $300 was raised in the kitchen selling food.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Griffin Weaver

QWhat grade are you in?

A I am in 12th grade.

Q What is your favorite subject? Why?

A My favorite subject is communications, also known as ETV. I enjoy this class because we get to work with film and the equipment that goes along with it as well as putting on a professional quality newscast and this is what I would like to pursue in my career goals.

Q Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Eyer Middle School

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

'Wimpy Kid' author arrives in an orange school bus

Eyer Middle School auditorium was filled to capacity and everyone was super excited anticipating the arrival of Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series recently.

It all started when Kirsten Hess, owner of Let's Play Books in Emmaus, received a phone call from a publicist asking if she knew anyone who could host an author with over 750 people, and there was no charge and Jeff Kinney was the author. Hess immediately said, "Yes", knowing Eyer Middle School and its Authors-to-Schools program would be perfect for Kinney.