East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Open space neighborhood concept discussed

The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission’s Feb. 19 workshop meeting centered on revising a draft of the township’s zoning ordinance.

The meeting began with a discussion of the open space neighborhood concept. Open space neighborhoods would have a special focus on active and passive recreation. It was questioned what would be permitted in the open space.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Blood drive successful; others planned

Upper Milford Township Supervisor Robert Sentner announced Feb. 21 that the Miller-Keystone Blood Drive Feb. 11 was successful.

Supervisor Joyce Moore, in a later interview, said the drive netted 11 pints. This successful event has encouraged the township to repeat the event, hoping to have the bloodmobile return on an eight-week cycle beginning in April, but an exact date has not been set.

“We had a good turnout,” Moore said.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Trimester elementary report card upgrades discussed

Elementary STEM C & I Supervisor Michele James provided an opportunity for the East Penn Board of School Directors to review the district’s efforts to upgrade how elementary school report cards are processed at the Feb. 25 regular meeting. A committee of teachers, administrators and parents have been working for the past 18 months on a comprehensive reporting system for student progress.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 20

Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall, 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus. This program is the kickoff of the 2019 program and exhibit theme, “Celebrate the Celebrations.” The program is titled “The 1909 Golden Jubilee, Celebrating 50 Years of the Incorporation of Emaus” and presented by Andrew Kerstetter. It is open to the public.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Revision to budget allows for director of Cedarbrook

Lehigh County Commissioners approved 9-0 a revision to the 2019 county budget thus providing the money to pay a new director of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center at the Feb. 13 meeting. The action clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd who has terminated its management contract.

Sunday hunting progresses in Pa.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LISA PRICE in Local News

Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania took a step forward after the Pennsylvania Senate’s Game & Fisheries Committee Feb. 5 approved Senate Bill 147, which seeks to allow hunting on Sundays in the state.

The bill will go to the full Senate for consideration.

Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-49th, of Millcreek, is chairman of the committee and a prime sponsor of the bill.

The legislation would allow the state’s Game Commission to decide which game could be hunted on Sundays and which Sundays would be open for hunting.