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LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Ticket sales are brisk for "Mary Poppins the Musical" at Emmaus High School

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present Disney's "Mary Poppins the Musical" 7 p.m. March 18, 19, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m. March 21 and 22. There will be a Gold Card preview performance 6 p.m. March 17; reservations are required. Shows on March 21 and 22 are sold out.

Tickets can be purchased at the EHS main office 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session. Telephone orders will not be taken through the main office.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Leichssenring art show continues; free vision test scheduled Feb. 7

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Throughout January, Lower Macungie Library will feature the artwork of Judy Leichssenring.

Leichssenring started painting with watercolors in 1998 while living in California. She has taken community college, adult education and the Baum School of Art classes. She now works with acrylics and oils in her landscapes and still life paintings.

There will be a bedtime booktime for children ages 2 to 8 years 7:25 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Come in your pajamas to hear some bedtime stories.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Bogerts declared best decorators for their corner lot display

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Town Beautification Committee held a holiday decorating contest for borough residences in December 2014. The winners were Bob and Cindy Bogert of Church Street, Macungie. Committee members appreciated the Bogerts' use of white and red lights and the decorations on the front, side and back of their home. In addition to a "WINNERS" sign placed in their yard, the Bogerts also received a gift certificate and mug from Edible Arrangements.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP COLUMN Leichssenring art show continues through January

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Throughout the months of December and January, Lower Macungie Library will feature the artwork of Judy Leichssenring.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will provide free blood pressure screening in the library. Call 610-821-6770 to schedule an appointment.

The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday and will close 2 p.m. Dec. 31.

There will be a Bedtime Booktime for children ages two to eight years old 7:25 to 8 p.m. Jan. 5, 2015. Come in your pajamas to hear some bedtime stories.

Misdosing over-the-counter medications for children

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Opinion

Lauren Grantz, Pharm. D. answers questions on dosages

Q How often are over-the-counter medications improperly administered? What are the effects of misdosing for the child?

A 39.4 percent of parents made an error in measurement of the intended dose of their child's medication (citation: Pediatrics. 2014 Aug;134(2): e354-61. doi: 10.1542/peds. 2014-0395. Epub 2014 Jul. 14 ). Effects of misdosing the child depends upon the medication being given. Overdosing a child with certain cough and cold medications may increase the child's heart rate or cause breathing problems. Giving too much ibuprofen may cause stomach problems.

Lower Macungie column

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library open house will spotlight a new website and logo Nov. 22

Lower Macungie Library will feature the artwork of Luther Henninger who paints rural scenery.

The library will hold an open house 10 a.m. to 4 .m. Nov. 22 to celebrate the library's new logo and website. There will be refreshments, giveaways and the fall book sale. Demonstrations of the library website will be given 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

The library will be closed Nov. 27 and 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Curbside leaf collection begins Nov. 10

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie curbside leaf collection will take place Nov. 10, 17 and 24. Residents should rake their leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. Leaves can also be taken to the borough garage on South Church Street.

There will be a Listen Live Music Open Mic Night 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Doors open 7 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6419 or email info@listenlivemusic.org.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN 'Remembering Elvis' at LMMS

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present "Remembering Elvis" at Lower Macungie Middle School. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. Part of this year's proceeds will benefit the Autism Society of the Lehigh Valley.

For tickets and information, order online at www.macungie-minstrelaires.org; email minstrel@ptd.net; or call 610-770-6845.