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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

“What the American Flag Means to Me” Emmaus Flag Day 2019-5th Grade Poetry Contest Awards

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

First Place: Brooklyn Joyce

St. Ann School

Teacher: Mrs. Mary B. Ott

What does the American flag mean to me?

American flag you mean so much to me

Like freedom, peace, and liberty.

I have a flag folded in a triangle display

That I walk by and look at everyday.

This flag belonged to a special man

Who wasn’t afraid to fight in a foreign land.

So many soldiers lost their lives over the years

The flags draped over their coffins soak up the tears.

I am proud to live in a country that’s free


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Final approval granted to Depot Properties

On June 20, the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners met to finalize plans for Depot Properties at 7284 Orchard Road.

This development which is 36 1/2 acres will be a 28,500 square foot truck staging facility which will include a building and fueling station as well as an access driveway, parking areas, utilities and related stormwater management which is significant since the creek runs through the property.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Debt service refinancing opportunity could save district $155K

Business administrator Robert Saul introduced RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Ken Phillips and Ben Kapenstein, senior analyst with PFM Financial Advisors to the East Penn Board of School Directors at their regular meeting June 24. The duo informed the board the district could gain a potential net savings of $155,000 by considering their proposal for debt service refinancing.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Eagle Scout project approved

In a first for Upper Milford Township, supervisors June 20 approved funding for a natural resource conservation easement for the 39.4-acre Mark and Pamela DeWalt property at 5474 Acorn Drive, Emmaus.

Planning Coordinator Brian Miller presented the plan to the supervisors as Mark DeWalt listened from the audience. The supervisors approved the plan 3–0.

Miller requested the cost per acre approved for conservation easement be withheld until the contract has been signed.

South Mountain Cycle and Café holds grand reopening

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On June 15, the owners, friends and clients of South Mountain Cycle and Café attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the shop’s grand reopening in its new location at 318 Main St., Emmaus.

Recently, owners Chad and Heather Balliet took the opportunity to purchase the former VFW property and move their business into the more spacious site.


Thursday, June 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Authority receives lease extension

Lehigh County Authority will get its requested 43-year lease extension.

In a first reading June 12, the Lehigh County Commissioners approved amending the Articles of Incorporation for LCA to extend its term of existence 43 years from the date that the deal is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Commissioners approved the bill 9-0.

The move allows LCA to negotiate long-term financing at the best rates for “capital improvements for its many water and wastewater systems serving 14 municipalities” as stated in the bill.