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Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

EHS flooding update provided

The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence at the start of its regular meeting Nov. 12 for former board member Carol Allen who died at home Oct. 2 at age 68. Allen had resigned her seat Sept. 4.

Superintendent Kristen Campbell brought the board up to speed on progress made with the ongoing cleanup and remediation of flood damage from the Nov. 2 storm at Emmaus High School. The high school was closed to students Nov. 5 through 9, with a three-hour delay Nov. 12.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Liberty Properties and Wildlands Conservancy establish trail

Before the season is over, visit the trail behind Liberty Properties. At the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 1, Sara Pandl, Lower Macungie Township planner said Wildlands Conservancy worked with Liberty to create this beautiful area which is part of the Lower Macungie Township trail system. There have been trees planted along with other environmental improvements.

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Students salute veterans in Veterans Day assembly

Among the many lessons Lincoln Elementary School students learned during a Veterans Day assembly held at the school Nov. 9 was that freedom is, most certainly, not free.

The ceremony, which honored Emmaus veterans in particular, began as the children – students in kindergarten through fifth grade – stood in respect as members of American Legion Post 191 presented the colors. The entire assembly – featuring many veterans and parents or relatives of students who were veterans – then placed their right hand over their hearts and recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tragedy unites two school districts

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Two school districts in the Lehigh Valley have experienced the competitive edge with an ongoing rivalry between the two as Parkland High School and Emmaus High School recently fought a tough battle on the football field.

Both school districts have now experienced catastrophic losses within the last year.

Parkland School District’s bus garage caught fire in February totaling 16 school buses and damaging 10 others resulting in school cancellation.

COLD NOSE LODGE LUXURY DOG CENTER

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Paws applause to celebrate 10 years

The Cold Nose Lodge luxury dog center hosted a 10th anniversary party at the center, 235 West Penn Ave., Alburtis, recently.

The event featured musical performances by “The Circuit Breakers,” of Emmaus, free refreshments, an anniversary cake and a chance to spin the prize wheel.

Vendors included Canine Acres Bakery and Deli, Bechtelsville, offering homemade doggy treats for sale. SOS Beagle Rescue collected toys for puppies, small puppy collars, dog treats and monetary donations.

COLD NOSE LODGE LUXURY DOG CENTER

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Paws applause to celebrate 10 years

The Cold Nose Lodge luxury dog center hosted a 10th anniversary party at the center, 235 West Penn Ave., Alburtis, recently.

The event featured musical performances by “The Circuit Breakers,” of Emmaus, free refreshments, an anniversary cake and a chance to spin the prize wheel.

Vendors included Canine Acres Bakery and Deli, Bechtelsville, offering homemade doggy treats for sale. SOS Beagle Rescue collected toys for puppies, small puppy collars, dog treats and monetary donations.

OUT OF OUR MINDS ART STUDIO

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

‘Mandee’s Lunchbox’ fundraiser will help those facing cancer

Amanda Faidley Layton collected metal lunch boxes, displaying her collection of more than 80 atop her kitchen cabinets.

On Nov. 17, Layton’s family and friends will gather at Out of Our Minds Art Studio, 65 S. Lea St., Macungie, to celebrate Layton’s memory and raise money for a project honoring Layton’s wish to help those with cancer and those who cared for them.

Layton succumbed to cancer in July.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Severe flash flood sends rescuers to Lehigh Street at South Mall

Torrential rains which fell in Salisbury Township neighborhoods in the 10 p.m. hour Nov. 2, caused severe flash flood conditions along Lehigh Street at the South Mall, overwhelming drivers and trapping occupants in waters that rose to roof level in the vehicles.

Observers said rushing waters filled the intersection from all directions, rising so rapidly that vehicles started to float and drivers could not navigate the intersection. Firefighter/rescue personnel from Western Salisbury Fire Department and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department converged on the scene shortly before 11 p.m.