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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Potential agreement of sale

During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 16, the commissioners announced the potential agreement of sale for the Lichtenwalner Farm along Macungie and Indian Creek roads for farmland preservation.

The Lichtenwalner Farm is 133 acres and has the best soil in the county, according to Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ronald W. Beitler. The farm is the second highest ranked farm in Lehigh County below the Weiner tract, according to Beitler.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Possibility of police chief approved

Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher attended the May 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting, providing a report on police activity during the months of March and April.

Kocher said crimes are classified as Part I and Part II. Part I includes homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, theft and arson. Part II includes all other offenses. There were no Part I offenses.

Kocher said there were 229 incidents dispatched in March and 214 dispatched in April. Year-to-date dispatches are 788.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Memorial Day activities planned

Jeffrey and Steffany Hartman, along with their attorney, requested a sidewalk waiver at the May 6 Macungie Borough Council meeting. They have lived at their residence since 1996 and requested the waiver due to the sloping of the property and the growth of trees. It is suggested cutting into the tree roots could kill the 80-year-old trees.

There was a waiver filed and approved in 2001; however, it was noted this was not permanent.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Weiner tract to be sub-divided into eight parcels

At the May 2 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners, it was announced the property along Sauerkraut Lane, Brookside Road and Wild Cherry Lane, known as the Weiner tract is being subdivided into eight parcels. Two parcels are part of the 500-year flood plain and will be added to the township’s Greenway system. Five parcels will remain farmland and one parcel could be developed as it is heavily wooded which does not allow for farming.

The plan was approved by the commissioners.

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Portion of Air Products new building approved

At the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting April 18, the commissioners approved a land development plan for Air Products and Chemicals’ new facility at Mill Creek Road.

A 10-story structure with a research and development building and a 6-story parking structure will be constructed with only a small part of this in Lower Macungie Township. A compromise was made with the entrance to the area using the Hamilton Boulevard traffic light at the Movie Tavern.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Eagle Scout to create Gaga Ball Court

At the April 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Boy Scout Lino Sanchez presented a proposal for a GaGa ball court in Wild Cherry Park. The game is similar to dodgeball.

The plans include installing a corral with sustainable materials in the most suitable place in the park. This includes a request for a marker of some sort to say who constructed the GaGa ball court. Sanchez is from Boy Scout Troop 131. Sanchez expects the project to be competed by the end of summer.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Speeding continues

At the April 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Macungie police expressed their concern for speeding within the borough – South Chestnut Street was mentioned specifically. It was suggested to add speed boards and increase enforcement in the area.

Lehigh County Emergency Services will hold annual meetings regarding the Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation updates. The next meeting will be Aug. 15.