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Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Spring Creek Properties development discussed

The Nov. 13 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of a funeral home from Ricky Kulik Real Estate LLC.

The project was represented by Ron Saluatore of Matthews Environmental Solutions. Township Planning Director Sara Pandl was happy with the project’s landscaping plan, which includes a water feature in the detention basin as well as a gazebo.

There were a few waivers the applicant requested including a separate preliminary and final plan, a waiver involving the slope of the water basin and the extension of the sanitary sewer line.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Party line vote overturns budget veto

In a party-line 6–3 vote, Lehigh County Commissioners Nov. 14 overturned the administration’s Oct. 31 veto of the Lehigh County 2019 budget.

Democrat Commissioners Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment which reduces the tax rate for Lehigh County citizens for 2019.

The action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be for 2019. The commissioners approved a 3.64 millage rate marked down from 3.79 mils Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong wanted.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

2019 budget is ready for advertising

In a shortened version of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 15, commissioners approved the advertising of the 2019 Lower Macungie Township budget. Commissioner Brian Higgins complimented Bruce Beitel, township manager, for being able to come into this as the new person and for it to all fall into place right on time.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Christmas Tree Pop-Up

Emmaus Borough Council met Nov. 19 for its regular meeting hearing a personal appeal from resident Harold Griffin who asked for a status of the municipal complex and where updates and information could be found.

Borough Manager Shane Pepe told Griffin the borough has been providing updates via the newsletter once a year and progress is being made with the HVAC study about to begin.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

New police officer welcomed

Alburtis Borough Council Vice-President Steven Hill chaired the Nov. 14 Alburtis Borough Council meeting due to the absence of President Ron DeIaco. Also absent was Councilperson Stephen Kaufman.

Mayor Kathleen Palmer swore in new full-time police officer Broc Termini, who has been working for the borough part time since December 2017.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Halloween features spooky storytelling at Emmaus Public Library

It was scary, it was spooky and it was even a little silly and that meant everything went just right. What else would you expect when you go on Halloween night to hear tales from the dark side at the Emmaus Public Library?

To pull this off, it takes an expert storyteller with a penchant for performance and drama. Performers Rob Aptaker and Judy England McCarthy were able to do that. The two Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild representatives weaved stories that combined psychological thrillers and chillers, while providing family-friendly entertainment.

Ai Orthodontics holds annual pumpkin decorating contest

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Each year, Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and his staff at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, delivers pumpkins to referring dentist offices and asks them to creatively decorate the pumpkins for the children at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

To make it fun, Issa holds a contest where community judges, staff and patients vote for their favorites.

The results are in. The winners of the 2018 Funny Fall Faces Pumpkin Competition, announced Nov. 12, get bragging rights until next year.

The live judge’s winners are:

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church holds basket social

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On Nov. 10 and 11, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Emmaus sponsored a basket social.

Participants purchased tickets which they placed in containers set before baskets throughout the room. The baskets were filled with items of all descriptions and participants enjoyed reviewing the contents, visiting with friends and neighbors and having a bite to eat as they made their choices.

As stated by St. Margaret’s ministerial leader, the Rev. Jane Arrington Bender, all proceeds from the event will be used in support of the “… mission and ministry of St. Margaret’s.”