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

Third annual soup challenge held

The Lower Macungie Library’s “A Taste of Soup” was held Oct. 27 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Kathee Rhode, library executive director, announced there would be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge would be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”

Local restaurants, caterers and individuals were invited to submit their favorite soup(s) for the third annual competition. All entrants prepared two gallons of soup.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

County Executive Armstrong

Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the budget for 2019 Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by Lehigh County Commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.

Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the Lehigh County Administration building attended by the media, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.

Armstrong warned against letting the commissioner’s amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.


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

Rental inspection ordinance approved

At the Macungie Borough Council meeting Nov. 5, the ordinance for rental inspection was approved. All rental units must be registered and then inspected. Macungie used the International Maintenance Property Code as a guide.

Residents told council members about homeowners who do not take care of their properties. Uncut grass, broken fences and other unkempt situations brings wildlife to neighboring properties. Poorly kept properties devalue neighbors’ properties. The recent event with the hoarding of animals was in a rental property.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Thanks to an East Penn Press subscriber, a retired science teacher, who let us know the photo on the front page of the Oct. 31 East Penn Press issue regarding Lower Macungie Middle School students raising money for breast cancer had an incorrect word. The Press said the students posed in the shape of a beaker. Our reader pointed out the students were actually in the shape of an Erlenmeyer flask. The Press apologizes for the error.