East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 19

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon. Seniors play bingo following lunch. Many bus trips are planned; for more information, call 610-966-4996.

Sept. 22

Fishing and fun in the park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Lehigh Park, 1600 Park Drive, Allentown. No license or pole are needed. Activities include fishing (two fish per person), casting instructions for beginners, arts and crafts, demonstrations and a family friendly food truck. Register at www.lvcil.org/fishing.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Police department reports vehicle theft during Wheels of Time

At the Sept. 17 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Macungie Police Department Sgt. Travis Kocher reported a vehicle was stolen during the Wheels of Time event at the end of August. Because cellphones were left in the vehicle, police were able to track the vehicle, which was found within four hours. A man was taken into custody involved in the vehicle theft.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Longtime manager honored on occasion of retirement

Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman is very clear – Lower Macungie has the greatest staff serving the 32,000 residents in the township.

Fosselman retired Sept. 14 after serving in local government for 41 years – 10 in Lower Macungie Township.

He believes his biggest accomplishment in the past 10 years has been bringing transparency to the township and regaining the trust of the residents in their local government.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

EPL hopes to install book drop boxes in township

Emmaus Public Library wants to install book drop boxes in Macungie Borough and in Upper Milford Township. The idea got enthusiastic support from the two supervisors present at the Sept. 6 Upper Milford Township Supervisors meeting – Daniel Mohr and Joyce Moore; Supervisor Robert Sentner was absent. Library representative Lisa Martin made the proposal.

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

Livestock farmers come together

Local and out-of-town farmers celebrated another great year at the 166th Great Allentown Fair.

Many farms showcased a variety of livestock, such as Ayrshire dairy cows and Nubian goats from So and So Farms, Washington, N.J and Lilac Corners Farm, Shillington, respectively. Deer Tree Farm from Upper Black Eddy provided a mixed array of sheep as did Busy Acres Farms, Whitehall, for pigs.

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem, he opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.