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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.

Alburtis Holiday Festival

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Breakfast with Santa, a cookie baking contest and holiday fun fill the borough

Alburtis Borough held the annual holiday festival Dec. 7, beginning 8 a.m. with a breakfast with Santa and vendors displaying their wares for those who wanted to do some gift shopping at the Alburtis Area Community Center.

After breakfast, Santa drove around town to let kids know they could visit with him at the Alburtis Fire Department and receive a gift.

Student of the Week

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Alexa Iannace

QWhat 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 in school is social studies. My favorite class this year is humanities. The humanities course at EHS encompasses the disciplines of English/ literature, history, philosophy, art and music. That class consistently challenges me to think more, dig deeper and learn more about myself. I always walk out of humanities class having learned something new and interesting about the world.

Q Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Student of the Week

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Teresa Carotenuto

QWhat grade are you in?

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

Q What is your favorite subject? Why?

AMy favorite subject would have to be either biology or anatomy. I love learning about cells and the body. I think the human body is so complex, yet so interesting. I am really fascinated by it.

QHave you received any special awards or recognition?

Alburtis Borough Council

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Borough to work with juvenile probation program

The Alburtis Borough was invited to partner with Lehigh County Juvenile Probation Community Alternative Work Service Program to assist with youth in court ordered community service.

Council passed a motion to join the program at its meeting Nov. 24.

Chris Boehm, manager of Macungie borough, sent a memo the borough is holding a rain barrel workshop at Macungie Institute March 2015 and requested Alburtis Borough partner with Macungie Borough to provide refreshments. Council agreed and Sharon Trexler, executive secretary, will attend the workshop.

WILLOW LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Students honor veterans in annual program

Honoring our nation's veterans is an annual event at Willow Lane Elementary School.

The tradition continued Nov. 11 with a reception outside of the auditorium with tables filled with freshly baked refreshments made by the staff at Willow Lane and various kinds of drinks.

During the reception, patriotic music could be heard coming from the auditorium while teachers, some students and veterans were getting acquainted. When the auditorium was full and everyone was ready, members of the Macungie VFW presented the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Elizabeth Waring

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 subjects are biology, anatomy and genetics. I like learning anything related to health sciences because I find it so interesting to learn about what our bodies are made of.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have been on the principal's honor roll and honor roll at Emmaus. I was voted by my teammates to be a captain of the high school soccer team.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Solid waste contract awarded; cluster mailboxes expected for apartments

Terry Bender, his builder Randy Hoffman and land surveyor Rob Piligian of Bascom & Sieger, Inc., presented preliminary plans to Alburtis Borough Council at the meeting Nov. 12.

Bender wanted to hear council members' comments on his project, The Jefferson, a 12 unit, three-story apartment complex off Stone Alley.

Because the apartments will be located off an alley, the main concern was parking, as there is no possibility of off street parking for the estimated 24 cars which 12 apartment units could bring.