East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

General regulations and mixed uses discussed

The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission met Feb. 27 to make up for a Feb. 12 meeting postponed due to snow. The meeting focused on general regulations and mixed uses in the township’s zoning ordinance.

The planning commission discussed outdoor recreation activities on farmland. The purpose of these accessory uses is to help farmers hold on to their property and keep it profitable. There was a discussion about setbacks. It was decided the agricultural entertainment uses need to be 50 feet from the property line if the property abuts a residential property.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Air Products lot consolidation and land development approved

At the Feb. 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the Commissioners approved a resolution for a lot line adjustment for the land development for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. and another resolution for land development for the construction of the company’s new world headquarters.

The lot consolidation is for four lots along Mill Creek Road. It is for a 526,000 square foot office building and 123,000 square foot industrial building. There will be a 10 story office building and a six story parking garage between Mill Creek and Grange roads.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

March 7

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “CISM – Critical Stress Debriefing” by Joel/WB3IWC. Members and others interested always are invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Walnut St. parking concerns discussed

At the Feb. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported she received a phone call from retired police officer Jay Ruff asking why parking was allowed on both sides of Walnut Street as he feared a child would run out from between parked cars and get killed.

Although it is difficult to pull out of a driveway, care should be taken, suggested Councilperson Vanessa Taggart and Police Chief Robert Palmer agreed adding parking is needed there and should not be taken away. Council decided no action should be taken.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 28

The Macungie Band is proud to announce an evening with the Heritage Brass, a pioneering symphonic brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, comprised of 10 brass players and a percussionist. The concert will be presented at Lower Macungie Middle School Auditorium, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, Macungie, 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

March 2

Stagemakers heads to Neverland in Peter Pan Jr.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will present “Peter Pan Jr.,” a magical musical filled with mermaids, Indians, sneaky pirates, fairy dust and children that can fly.

John and Michael Darling love listening to their sister Wendy tell them stories every night about a boy named Peter Pan who refuses to grow up and lives in Neverland. Little do they know Peter also listens from outside their window. But one night when the Darlings’ dog nursemaid Nana grabs Peter’s shadow, he returns to get it back and the countless adventures begin.