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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?

Darsh Patel

Thursday, May 5, 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 chemistry. I took the honors and Advanced Placement levels of the class at Emmaus and enjoy the challenge of performing lab experiments. It is really interesting to see how different chemical processes can be implemented for greater efficiency in the world around us.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Online bill pay option now available for borough services

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough residents now have the option to pay their water, sewer and garbage fees by credit card, debit card or eChecks via the Internet.

At the April 27 meeting Council approved using Softline Data, Inc and paying the set-up fee for the company’s credit card service. There is a service fee of $3 per $100 paid by credit card users. If the bill is $75 the fee is $3. If the bill is $150, the fee is $6.

Residents do not have to use the service but the cost of using it is less than a late fee.

Cyrina Swanston

Thursday, April 28, 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 child development, because seeing and learning how children grow and develop into young adults is fascinating. Knowing that I can choose to impact a child for the better in that small time period, and potentially change the way they see the world, gives me a very strong sense of being.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Katie Xue

Thursday, April 21, 2016 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: Out of all the courses I’ve taken in high school, Advanced Placement Biology is my favorite because I have always found topics including genetics and evolution fascinating.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: This year I was a National Merit Finalist and the Emmaus High School Girls Tennis Scholar Athlete.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

New day care approved

Thursday, April 21, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council approved two zoning decisions and an ordinance was adopted at its meeting April 13.

Another day care will be operating in Alburtis. Council passed a motion unanimously accepting Zoning Decision CU-2016-1, approving Robert Wimmer’s request to operate a day care center for children known as East Penn Children’s Learning Academy. The center shares the property with East Penn Children’s Fitness Academy, 45 W. Penn Ave.

Two conditional use requests approved

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council conducted two conditional use hearings at the March 30 meeting.

Robert Wimmer, of East Penn Children’s Learning Academy, 45 W. Penn Ave., Alburtis, was present to answer questions about opening a day care facility at the same location called East Penn Children’s Learning Center.

This is a permitted use, according to the borough’s C-1 Commercial District and has been recommended by the planning commission for approval by a unanimous vote at the March 15 meeting. Wimmer said the day care facility is estimated to have less than 30 children at one time.