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Article By: Loretta Fenstermacher Special to The Press

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

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.”

Replace the broken pails or council will take action

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Ridgeview Drive to be painted

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

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.

Benjamin Whitby

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I will be graduating from Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is architecture because the class includes a fun, hands-on learning environment through building projects and problem-solving with other students.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am in National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and Tri-M Honor Society.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Kennedy Spencer

Friday, June 3, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject is music because it’s a true expression of who I am.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: Recently, I placed first at the South Bronx invitational and I’m going to Nationals in San Diego with the Emmaus High School Fitness Team. I received an award for excellence in public speaking. I also was voted player’s player and MVP for girls varsity tennis this year where I played second singles.

Annual community day welcomes visitors

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Lower Macungie Township’s sixth annual community day event at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, recently was a well-attended event in spite of the threat of rain.

The event included vendors, informative exhibits and displays presented by Mack Truck and Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville. Equipment used by local first responders, including a fire truck and an ambulance, also was featured. Live entertainment was also provided.

Alburtis residents may now pay municipal bills by credit card

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

President Ron DeIaco announced at the May 11 meeting the residents in Alburtis Borough should be aware of the discount for paying their taxes early ends at the end of May. Any resident who did not get their tax bills should contact the tax collector and Lehigh County immediately, Borough Manager Sharon Trexler, said.

Sophia Wertz

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I am a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I love economics. Before this year, I didn’t know what economists studied; however, I love the way economics blends perfect logic with imperfect people and the choices they make. It’s the best social science.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?