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Thursday, June 29, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Bortz Log House hosts open house tours

Tours of the Bortz Log House and kitchen garden, Hamilton Boulevard, Wescosville, included a special treat of free strawberries and ice cream June 11.

Built around 1790 on Route 222 in Wescosville, the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society saved the house from demolition in 1989 when a developer wanted to raze the historical building. And that is when the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society was officially founded, Ann Bartholomew, one of the founding members, said.

David Stone brings the Johnny Cash Experience to Alburtis

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

David Stone, of Media, recently performed a unique portrayal of entertainer Johnny Cash at Alburtis Tavern and Lodge.

In addition to singing, Stone told the life story of Johnny Cash throughout his performance by telling a story about every song before he sang it. Stone also included the love story of Johnny Cash and June Carter and Leighann Burke from the Wilkes-Barre area joined him on the stage as June Carter.

Stone has been a Cash fan and admirer since his childhood. He made up his mind to learn every Cash song and learn all he could about his life.

Garth Brooks tribute show draws country music fans

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Country music fans enjoyed a Garth Brooks tribute show at Alburtis Tavern Jan. 21.

Garth Guy, starring Dean Simmons, gave an outstanding performance. Audience members were clapping, whooping and singing along during the 90-minute show.

With high energy, Simmons really worked the crowd. He looked like, moved like, sang like and even talked like Garth Brooks. A gracious performer, he honored requests from the audience, even a song by another country singer, to please the crowd. Following his last song, “Friends in Low Places,” Simmons returned for an encore.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Holiday festival includes hot chocolate, cookies and Santa

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.

Annual Hawaiian luau and pig roast

Friday, August 5, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Cub Pack 575 coordinates Independence Day celebration

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Vacating Ore Alley still up in the air

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Parkland grad Terry Bender proves successful at various ventures

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Lockridge Apartments open house showcases one- and two-bedroom homes

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Police department honored for law enforcement week

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Police Log

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.