PPL line workers returning to their Lehigh Valley homes in late February said it was tough being away from their families for a month after laboring to help rebuild electric infrastructure and restore power to areas in Puerto Rico ravaged by last year’s Hurricane Maria, but they said they would “do it again,” reflecting the positive experience they felt being able to help the people of the island 1,600 miles from home.
Upper Milford Township supervisors approved a number of items impacting public works and land development during a brief meeting March 1.
Veterans assistance hours at the office of state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in speaking with the department service officer should call 610-965-9933.
The 2018 Regional Housing Summit: “A Home for Everyone” was held at the DeSales University Center Feb. 8, convening employees from organizations across the Lehigh Valley. Presented by Lehigh County and New Bethany Ministries, the summit addressed issues of affordable housing, homelessness, the economy and the interrelatedness of these issues.
At the March 1 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, an update on the progress of the community center and library addition was presented. Behind the scenes of development and the beginnings of construction are many activities not necessarily noticed by the public. The most recent step in this progress is the approval of the design. Presently, the timeline for completion is Dec. 15 for the library and Feb. 15, 2019 for the community center.
The sewer plan for the upgrade at the community center was approved.
Eyer Middle School, 5616 Buckeye Road, Macungie, will present “Getting to Know…Once Upon A Mattress” 7 p.m. March 8 and 9 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 10.
“Getting to Know…Once Upon A Mattress” is part of the “Getting to Know” series with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and the book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Barer.
The musical comedy is an adaptation of “The Princess and The Pea” with a couple of surprises and is appropriate for all age groups.
To order apple dumplings, shoo-fly pies and funny cakes during the Emmaus Historical Society’s fundraiser, call the museum at 610-966-6591 and leave a message with name, phone number and quantity ordered. The phone number listed in the March column was incorrect. We apologize for the error.
During the Feb. 20 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Council member Roseann Scheicher raised the issue of member presence at meetings. She noted when council meetings are not attended by its members, it is difficult to carry on with business, especially when there is not a quorum.
The last borough council meeting ended with unfinished business due to lack of a quorum with two loyal council members sick while two others with a bad attendance record did not attend again. This becomes a costly problem.