The May 31 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council involved residents’ concerns regarding one of their neighbors.
Alburtis resident Kaitlin Hummel, along with her husband and a neighboring couple, spoke at the meeting regarding issues with another one of their neighbors. The neighbor in question is raising a rooster and approximately seven chickens in her backyard. This is causing issues with both noise and smell.
When Capt. Vern Arndt arrived at the Upper Milford Township Historical Society May 25 to present a speech on his experiences in Vietnam in honor of Memorial Day, he knew he’d be revisiting his past. However, there was one person he didn’t expect to see. His old friend, Col. Russ Hanthorn, had secretly flown from California to see his old friend. Hanthorn was Arndt’s commanding officer when Arndt served on the USS Independence in the early 1960s.
David Stone, of Media, recently performed a unique portrayal of entertainer Johnny Cash at Alburtis Tavern and Lodge.
In addition to singing, Stone told the life story of Johnny Cash throughout his performance by telling a story about every song before he sang it. Stone also included the love story of Johnny Cash and June Carter and Leighann Burke from the Wilkes-Barre area joined him on the stage as June Carter.
Stone has been a Cash fan and admirer since his childhood. He made up his mind to learn every Cash song and learn all he could about his life.
The June 5 meeting of the Macungie Borough Council focused on a resident’s issue with his neighbor’s construction company and the ongoing community concerns involving the fire department.
The Knauss Homestead in Emmaus recently hosted an Arbor Day celebration. To mark the occasion, Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst and members of the Emmaus Garden Club, gathered to plant an American Redbud tree in memory of Lucie Haley Laudenslager of the Emmaus Garden Club.
Laudenslager was involved in two garden clubs - Emmaus and Parkland. She was also a member of both the Pennsylvania State and National Garden Clubs, Inc. In addition to these, she served on the board of directors of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. She joined the clubs in the 1970s.