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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.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK John Woltornist

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

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: I have always been interested in science, but my favorite subject is physics. I find it so interesting because it is the basis of how everything works in the world.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I have been on the Principal's Honor Roll during my time at Emmaus and am a member of National Honor Society and German Honor Society. I also placed third in the state in the Trig Star competition last year.

Alburtis Borough Council Mailboxes discussed; trash hauler approved

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough council members discussed possible solutions to the problem of mailboxes at apartments and in buckets and planters on streets in the borough for approximately 45 minutes at their meeting Oct. 29.

Residents must follow the post office requirements, David Knerr, borough solicitor, advised and mailboxes must not be mounted in concrete. Knerr said residents must be told where they can place their mailboxes and a permit process must be followed.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Unanchored mailboxes continue to be a concern in the borough

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Approximately 12 citizens of Alburtis with questions and concerns about mailboxes in the borough, attended a special meeting at Alburtis Borough Hall Oct. 15.

The residents wanted answers to their ongoing concerns about the problem of mailboxes supported by rocks or cemented in or planted in dirt in trash cans or buckets and put in front of their homes or apartments because the post office delivers on one side of the street only, their side.

According to Council President Steve Hill, the Alburtis postmaster was invited to the meeting but was not able to attend.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Ryan Bilger

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

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 history. I have studied history for most of my life, because I just find it so interesting to learn about the amazing people and events that helped us get to where we are today.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a National Merit Scholar semifinalist, I have been on the Principal's Honor Roll for every quarter so far of my high school career and I am a member of National Honor Society.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Garbage contract bids received from three companies

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

At the Alburtis Borough Council meeting Oct. 8, Solicitor David Knerr opened garbage contract bids from three of four bidders: Solid Waste Services, Inc. d/b/a J.P. Mascaro & Sons, Waste Management of PA, Inc. and Advanced Disposal Services L.V., Inc. The fourth bidder, Integrity Recycling and Waste Solutions, Inc. did not submit a bid. Representatives from Mascaro, Waste Management and Advanced Disposal Services were present for the reading. Council will award the bid at a later date.

Alburtis Elementary School Students learn about fire safety

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Fire Prevention Month is taken seriously at Alburtis Elementary School where two fire prevention assemblies were held Oct. 10.

Alburtis Volunteer Fire Chief Donald Smith Jr., Capt. Robert George and firefighters Chris Lubenetski and Matt Krupa attended the assemblies to teach students about fire prevention and demonstrate many lifesaving techniques in a fun and entertaining way.