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Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 14

Community blood drive at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. The blood drive, 4 to 8 p.m., is in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Call Deana for an appointment at 610-217-3155.

Lower Milford Fireman’s Carnival, 1601 Limeport Pike, Limeport, through June 17. Grounds open 6 p.m. each night; music begins 7 p.m. each night. Proceeds benefit emergency services in Lower Milford Township.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Richard Ward takes oath

Richard Ward became the newest member of Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners during the June 1 meeting.

Prior to the appointment, Ward resigned from the zoning hearing board. Ward’s appointment to replace Commissioner Ben Galiardo, who resigned from his position, made sense to the commissioners as Ward recently won the Republican Primary election for commissioner.

Ward was sworn in by the Honorable Michael J. Faulkner. He remains in office until Jan. 2, 2018 when Galiardo’s term was to expire.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Kradjel honored for 44 years of township service

An appreciative crowd was on hand at the June 1 Upper Milford supervisors meeting, where the principal agenda item was a ceremony and reception honoring Henry Kradjel for his decades of service to the township. Kradjel has announced he is retiring from the planning commission, of which he has been a member for 44 years.

Supervisors Chairman George DeVault presented a proclamation to Kradjel which noted his years on the planning commission, as well as having served as the township zoning officer in the 1980s and a term as supervisor 2004 to 2010.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Four Macungie Scouts earn Eagle Award

Jackson Bartholomew, Dylan Martin, Jacob Licker and Jacob Goldstein received the rank of Eagle Scout in a recent Court of Honor ceremony.

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, family, friends, fellow Eagle Scouts and current Troop leaders, Scouts and their families attended the event held at Macungie Memorial Hall. Tyler Yankey, of the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council, served as the keynote speaker for the event.

The four Scouts are members of Boy Scout Troop 71 which is sponsored by Solomon’s United Church of Christ in Macungie.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

May 31

The Emmaus High School Chorale will hold a concert 7:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. 2nd Street, Emmaus. The public is welcome.

June 1

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Linda Garber will give a presentation on Hess’s revisited. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

It’s a small world for Macungie resident

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

At C. Leslie Smith, Shops of Cedar Point, Allentown, this month’s artist on display creates with neither a brush nor a pencil, but with miniatures, creating doll houses and other decorative displays.

Nadenia Butko, 87, of Macungie, first found her love for creating miniatures in 1990 after needing a hobby following the death of her husband.

The couple had moved to the Lehigh Valley from New Jersey the year before.

“I was in an unfamiliar place with few local friends, and creating miniatures became a new hobby for me, even an obsession,” Butko said.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Carnival portion of event canceled

Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe has announced the carnival portion of Emmaus Community Day June 4 has been canceled.

“The Borough of Emmaus has recently advertised for Emmaus Community Day, which will occur this Sunday at Emmaus Community Park. In addition, the borough advertised a carnival with rides, games and food would also be at the park Friday through Sunday. This portion of the Community Day event has been canceled,” Pepe said.