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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

New solicitor chosen

During the March 5 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a new solicitor was chosen – David Brooman from Gordon & Rees, LLP/High Swartz, LLP. This solicitor provided the highest bid.

Commissioners said this was a difficult decision to make. Workshops were conducted and five bids received were narrowed down to three.

Stagemakers to present ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.’

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will present the musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, March 12 and 15.

The play tells the story of inventor Caractacus Potts who is convinced by his children, Jeremy and Jemima, to restore an old race car that has some unusual capabilities.

But to their dismay, they cannot afford to buy it. To prevent the car from ending up in the wrong hands, the family, along with the wealthy Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, experience some highflying and hair-raising adventures.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Amendment to LVHN turf field project approved

Guided by Lower Macungie Middle School Band Director Erin Trautmann, the LMMS Jazz Band serenaded the East Penn Board of School Directors at their March 9 meeting with “Sweet Georgia Brown” and “Blue and Sentimental.”

After getting “jazzed up” by the student musicians, the directors unanimously voted to approve an amendment to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Sports Medicine Services Agreement.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

2020 census could mean more money for township

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong attended the Feb. 20 Lower Milford Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Armstrong comes out once a year to every township meeting in the rural areas to spread news of what’s happening in Lehigh County.

At this meeting, he discussed the importance of the upcoming census. “For every person not accounted, the county will lose $2,093 per year .. during the 2010 census, it was estimated 30 percent of the population was unaccounted for,” Armstrong said.