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Alburtis Tavern debuts its own vodka

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Terry Bender, owner of the Alburtis Tavern, announced March 26 the tavern now has its own house 80 proof, gluten-free vodka.

Distilled locally in Milford Township, the vodka will only be sold at the tavern.

The one-litre bottle features Alburtis Tavern's exclusive brand label with the smoking train engine logo. The vodka is never to be sold by the bottle. The liquor is available only by the glass at Alburtis Tavern.

Alburtis Borough Council

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Officer receives award for outstanding service for delivering a baby boy

The Alburtis Borough Council meeting of March 25 was not a business as usual meeting and there were more people present.

Tony and Sarah Seims, of Alburtis, with four of their children, three Alburtis police officers, Macungie Mayor Gary Cordner, three Scout leaders and nine Boy Scouts from Troop 86 attended the meeting.

Police Chief Robert Palmer reported 1 a.m. March 12 Officer Cory Fluck answered a maternity call on Ridgeview Drive.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Robert Haag

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I would say my favorite subjects are chemistry and physics. For me, these two subjects are very fascinating and really lend light on how the world works, both through interactions and through reactions using smaller and smaller particles.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Student of the Week

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Alexa Grazio

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 academic subject this year is Spanish because I am in Advanced Placement this year and it allows me to be immersed in the language because we only speak Spanish in class. My favorite overall subject, though, is studio art.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Student of the Week

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Katelyn Croy

Q: What grade are you in?

A: I'm a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: It's hard for me to pick a favorite subject because I love learning about American history, but I was fascinated by all I learned about the workings of the human body in my anatomy and physiology class. I love to read and write as well.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Agreement reached with Alburtis police

After months of negotiations, Alburtis Borough Council approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement between the borough and Alburtis police officers.

Voting revealed two no votes one from Councilwoman Kathleen Raines and the other from Councilman David Lehr.

Regarding the agreement, Raines said "it was too much of a raise and it was a lot of money to pay." Raines also voted no because of the dental [insurance].

"I would rather have stayed with eye and dental than have them pay out all that money every year," Raines said.

Student of the Week

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Victoria Laczo

QWhat grade are you in?

AI am a senior at Emmaus High School.

QWhat is your favorite subject? Why?

A My favorite subject is science, more specifically anatomy and biology. I find science fascinating and I like to know how things work.

QHave you received any special awards or recognition?

AI was Emmaus High School Scholar Athlete this year for field hockey.

QAre you involved in any extracurricular activities?

AI played field hockey this fall and I am signed up for track this spring.

QWhat is your next goal after high school?

ALBURTIS borough COUNCIL Cell tower stakes in the baseball field will be removed

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

David Yopconka, president of Alburtis Area Community Center, addressed Alburtis Borough Council at the Feb. 25 meeting about concerns he and other residents have about stakes in the center of the baseball field.

Baseball season will start in the spring and the field is frequently used. Plus, the field is a nice setup and size and is also used for local baseball, playoff games and more, according to comments.

Student of the Week Lauren Gutterman

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 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 anatomy. I find it interesting to learn about how the human body works.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am a member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

A: I am a member of Habitat for Humanity and Interact Club. Also, I work as a lifeguard for South Whitehall Township.

Wescosville School Fundraising earns a smooch for Pee Wee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Wescosville Elementary School held an unusually interesting and entertaining assembly Feb. 10.

The event began with the singing of "The Star Spangled Banner" but ended with kissing Pee Wee the pig, a snort and a hoot to see.

Before the pig kissing, first and second grade students sang and recited poems.

Daniel Fox, a guidance counselor at Wescosville, then read a story about a hurt sparrow found in the bottom of a trash can needing care as the third and fourth grade students took the stage.