The annual Emmaus Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale brought community members together for music, snacks, fellowship and the joy of reading. Participants purchased books for themselves, their friends, children and grandchildren.
“The money [raised] goes directly to the library general fund.” Cecilia Birdsell, a member of the Emmaus Friends of the Library committee, said.
Over 600 bikers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond enjoyed a ride to the St. Luke’s Fountain Hill campus for the eighth annual Tucker’s Toy Ride on a breezy, sunny November day.
Delivering well over 1,000 toys, which are collected throughout the year, the event is run through the Lehigh Valley Community Benefit and it remembers Tucker Stuart, who died in a motorcycle crash in 2011.
There will be no bingo at Macungie Memorial Hall Jan. 1, 2019 as noted in the Macungie column in the Dec. 5 edition of The Press. We apologize for the error.
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The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society released the 170-plus page volume “Alburtis: A Stroll Through the Past” in 2017 and, with its conversational tone and easy pace, the book feels very much like a relaxed chat with a friendly historian.
The book opens with a history of the borough. Readers learn the contemporary iteration of the borough started as two separate villages: Alburtis and Lockridge, the latter a company town providing housing for workers at the Lock Ridge Furnace.
An organizational meeting was held Dec. 3 by the East Penn Board of School Directors. Ken Bacher and Paul Champagne were quickly returned to their previously held posts of president and vice president, respectively, by board vote.
Board Secretary Janine Allen presided over the meeting until Ziad Munson was elected president pro tempore to briefly oversee the election of officers.
During the Alburtis Borough Council meeting Nov. 28, Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported she received correspondence from Ronald W. Beitler, president of Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners about lots nine and 10 of the warehouses located behind Cold Nose Lodge in Alburtis and he was expected to attend the meeting.
Fountain Hill American Legion Post 406 revealed a new Veterans Monument at the Stanley Avenue Memorial Plot during Veterans Day ceremonies.
At the Nov. 19 Macungie Borough Council meeting, it was brought to the attention of council Lehigh County is considering a police testing consortium. It would be available through the Internet where an applicant would be able to apply online and take the required tests. Municipalities would be responsible for interviewing, background checks and other requirements for their areas.
Borough Manager Chris Boehm, talked about the cost benefits for municipalities. Officer in Charge Sgt. Travis Kocher is in agreement with this proposal. The borough will need to adopt a resolution.