East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

PPL crews return from month rebuilding lines in Puerto Rico

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

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.

DeSales University hosts housing summit

Thursday, March 8, 2018 by KATYA HRICHAK SPECAL TO THE PRESS in Local News

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.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Building progress reported

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.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

‘Getting to Know ... Once Upon A Mattress’ opens March 8

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.


Thursday, March 1, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Council members’ meeting attendance addressed

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.