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Thursday, January 23, 2020


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Macungie Scout achieves Eagle rank

Nicholas D. Ritter, of Troop 131, Wescosville, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony held recently at the Lower Macungie Library.

For his Eagle Project, Nicholas worked with Lisa Underwood, youth services director at Lower Macungie Library, to coordinate the creation of a series of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) kits at the library. Each kit contains a STEM activity and book on topics such as coding, insects and tactiles. Twenty STEM kits are now available for circulation for children ages 3-12.

State Rep. Justin Simmons will not seek re-election

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced he will not seek re-election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 2020.

“While this is a bittersweet moment as I have been honored to serve the people of our community, I can do so knowing that I contributed to making a difference not only for the residents of Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties, but for all Pennsylvanians,” Simmons said.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 19

All-you-can-eat breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. Everyone is welcome. There is a charge. For more information, call 610-398-9845.

Jan. 26

A Red Cross blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown. The Bloodmobile will be parked outside Entrance #18, near the Garden Center. Appointments are preferred, but not needed. Register online at redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code qmart or call 1-800-REDCROSS. All blood types are needed.

Feb. 6


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

New commissioners welcomed; elections held

Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners President Ron Beitler began the Jan. 6 meeting with a remembrance of Brent McNabb, a member of the Lower Macungie Fire Department as well as many other township responsibilities. McNabb served the township in various forms for 43 years. Ron Beitler requested 43 seconds of silence in remembrance of him.

“McNabb would run to a emergency rather than run from it,” Ron Beitler said.


Thursday, January 16, 2020 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

John Quigley named chair

The Jan. 6 Lower Milford Supervisors meeting was conducted in two-parts; the first was the reorganization meeting, the second was the regular meeting as scheduled.

The reorganization meeting began with the changes to the board. Introduced at the December 2019 regular meeting, Ellen Koplin was formally recognized as a supervisor for Lower Milford Township and took her place on the board. Following her recognition, the nomination and appointment of the chairperson for the board of supervisors was decided.

Nathan Brown announces candidacy

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News


Republican Nathan Brown has announced his candidacy in the 2020 election for the seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 131st Legislative District, serving parts of Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties.

Brown currently is a Lehigh County Commissioner representing the 5th district.

Prior to being elected commissioner, Brown served the community for 10 years as an Emmaus Borough Council member from 2008-2017.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Newly elected council members take oath

Four council members, three who will continue their roles and one new, were sworn into their new terms at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting held Jan. 6.

Councilwoman Teri Sorg- McManamon, along with Councilmen John W. Hart and Chris DeFrain will all be reprising their roles as council members for the next four years.

New to council is the owner of South Mountain Cycle & Café, Chad Balliet. He moved to the borough back in 2004 and took over South Mountain Cycle & Café in June 2013 with his wife Heather.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 8

“S.A.G.E.” Senior Activities for Growth and Enrichment will be held noon to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Instructor Trisha Baker leads an interactive program for mental and physical stimulation and growth for seniors. Activities include word puzzles, trivia, board games, mild chair exercises and other activities to enrich mind, body and spirit. For more information, call 610-437-3700.

Jan. 9