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Thursday, January 18, 2018


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Mayor reports on police activity in 2017

At the Jan. 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, President Christopher Becker called attention to the day honoring Martin Luther King Jr. A man of high faith and morals, King believed in peace and love. He was a renowned public figure in American history who had passion in his heart. “Only in darkness are stars seen,” King stated. His legacy remains in today’s world.

Mayor Ron Conrad read a report prepared by the Macungie Police Department. Police are reaching out to the community with events such as Pizza with Police and Coffee with a Cop.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Muhlenberg professor talks ‘Election Trends’

The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation Jan. 8 by Muhlenberg College Professor of Political Science/Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Dr. Christopher Borick on “Election Trends” at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus.

The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Borough council reorganizes

The annual reorganization meeting of Alburtis Borough Council began with Mayor and Council President Pro Tempore Kathleen Palmer administering the oath of office to recently elected incumbent councilpersons Kathleen Raines and Steven Hill and newly elected council members Vanessa Taggart and Hector Vasquez.

Following nominations, council voted Ron DeIaco – president; Hill – vice president; Raines – second vice president and Steve Mehl – chairperson of the vacancy board. Raines was approved as check signer, to replace John Aleszczyk.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 11

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child. Attendees also will learn about children available for adoption as well as the foster-to-adopt program.

Jan. 12


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

New mayor, council members, tax collector take oath of office

Macungie’s new mayor, Ronald Conrad, was sworn in Jan. 2 by The Honorable Douglas G Reichley at the Macungie Borough Council meeting.

Barry Bloch and Roseann Schleicher were sworn as new council members and Alma Akinjiola and John Yerman were re-elected.

Cynthia Hartzell was sworn in as the borough’s new tax collector. It was also the first day for new borough administrative assistant Selma Ritter.

Chris Becker was re-appointed council president and Schleicher was appointed vice-president.

‘Seussical’ Stagemakers at the J

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Having faith in one’s friends, making an effort to be unique and fighting for what you believe in transpires beautifully in the musical “Seussical Jr.” performed recently at the JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22 St., Allentown.

Based on characters created by children’s writer and author Dr. Seuss, “Seussical Jr.” creates a story of courage and loyalty.

The musical was written by Stephen Ahrens and Lynn Flaherty.

The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who finds a speck of dust that is home to a mini group of people called the Whos.


Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Three Troop 439 Scouts receive Eagle honors in St. Thomas More honor court ceremony

Three St. Thomas More parish Scouts recently were awarded Scouting’s highest designation at an Eagle Court of Honor at the St.Thomas More family center.

Derek Basta, David Carolan and Braden Damitz were the guests of honor while family and friends heard details of the long road traveled to earn the Eagle Scout designation.