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Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Volunteer service earned income

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners announced the approval of the volunteer service earned income tax credit at its Feb. 7 meeting.

Fire Chief David Nosal forwarded the names of all those individuals eligible for this credit as specified in Ordinance Section 24-109. Twenty seven applicants were submitted to the board of commissioners and approved for the tax credit certification.

In other business, the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code was adopted which replaces the 2012 Property Code.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Accessory dwelling units, historic structures discussed

The Feb. 5 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved further discussion of the drafted zoning ordinance. The discussion began with the highway enterprise zone.

The highway enterprise zone would focus on high performance specialty manufacturing. Planning commissioners talked about wanting to bring in a group of industrial properties into the zone.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

‘Space Party’ honors local girl

Recently, the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown hosted a “Space Party” in honor of Abigail Zukowski’s birthday, an 11-year-old girl from Emmaus who was fatally struck by a car in 2015 while walking home from school. Abbie would have turned 15 this year.

This was the second annual event that brought out more than 500 attendees from far and wide across state lines.

Groundhog Lodge No. 1 members celebrate the groundhog

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.

This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

Resolution passed

Vice President of the Council Rosanne Schleicher commended public works for doing a great job in cleaning up after the recent snow storm at the Feb. 4 Macungie Borough Council meeting. “The streets were noticeably clean hours after the storm,” she said. President Chris Becker agreed that a gesture of gratitude for the public works department is in order.