Santa was in Alburtis Borough for the holiday festival Dec. 4 and could be seen throughout many of the venues during the day. Children had breakfast and photos taken with Santa at the community Center in the morning. Santa also had photos taken with pets at Cold Nose Lodge.
Riding around town on top of a fire truck, Santa was easily spotted by everyone.
It was a fun day at Alburtis pool recently where approximately 300 people attended the annual Hawaiian luau and pig roast for crime prevention hosted by the Alburtis Police Department.
The pig roasted this year weighed 200 pounds, much bigger than the pig for 2015.
Guests enjoyed free hot dogs and freshly roasted pork barbecue sandwiches. The day also featured games, music, door prizes and basket raffles.
Fun, food and fireworks were a good combination for celebrating Independence Day at Longswamp Park July 2.
Entertainment was provided by Mike Hertzog and the Blue Mountain Gang.
The warm weather and park setting were perfect for this event as children on the playground were in full view of parents and guardians.
Music coming from the pavilion could be heard in the surrounding area.
David Kutzor of Keystone Consulting requested an answer from Alburtis Borough Council about vacating Ore Alley at the meeting June 29.
Property owners on both sides of Ore Alley have notified the borough they would like Ore Alley to be closed. Borough resident Cory Schmaldinst said he was against vacating a publicly-used alley to benefit one person and a business.
Also against vacating was Mayor Kathleen Palmer, who questioned how the closure would benefit the borough.
Greeting someone with a warm smile and treating him or her as the most important person in the room is something Terry Bender knows how to do well.
Bender grew in Breinigsville and, after graduating from Parkland High School, he worked at Melville Corp. where he was trained in sales.
He was transferred to New York but soon decided he did not like the city life so he moved back to Pennsylvania and, like an explorer on a mission, ventured out on his own.
An open house event at Lockridge Apartments, 108 S. Main St., Alburtis, recently showcased one- and two-bedroom extended-stay apartments on the second floor ready to occupy. Everything in the apartments is new and everything is included in the rental price.
Apartments available for rent are one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments. The apartments are completely furnished and professionally decorated. The kitchens are fully equipped with china, glassware, flatware, a range, a refrigerator and everything needed to just move in.
Law Enforcement Week was established May 15, 1962, when President John F. Kennedy, by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, proclaimed National Police Officers Memorial Day in recognition of fallen law enforcement officers who perished in the line of duty protecting others.
To prepare for National Law Enforcement Week, Alburtis Borough Mayor Kathleen Palmer spoke with Alburtis Elementary School Acting Principal Gloria Bowmen and arranged to have children at the school make signs to illustrate what police officers do for them.
In remembrance of those who died while serving our country, Alburtis Elementary School held a Memorial Day service at the school’s flagpole recently.
A number of prominent local figures, including several Alburtis firefighters, Police Chief Robert Palmer, Mayor Kathleen Palmer and Councilperson Kathleen Raines attended.
Fifth grader Olivia Vinsky served as master of ceremonies. Following the raising of the flag by Boy Scouts Jarren Smith, Matoskah Ritter and custodian Mike Mondovich, Kyra Soto led her fifth grade classmates in a rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Borough council discussed the mailboxes on Main Street at the June 8 meeting. Not one person has replaced the broken pails holding their mailboxes. This issue has been brought to council’s attention several times and since there is nothing currently on the books the only way to make people comply is to take action.
Council will have to adopt an ordinance in Alburtis affecting all mailboxes and fine those who do not comply, even though it is more of an issue only on Main Street.
Alburtis Borough Council decided at themeeting May 25 painting lines on Ridgeview Drive will solve the parking and mail delivery situation.
Treasurer Tracy Malinowski reported a letter had been sent to residents and no calls were received at borough hall. A motion was passed unanimously to paint 22-foot lines in the Ridgeview Drive parking areas.
Councilperson Steve Hill brought up the mailbox container issue on Main and Second streets. Over the winter, the containers have become dilapidated and unsightly. The containers haven’t been replaced, yet they still receive mail.