By PETER MCCONNELL
Special to The Press
Despite rousing cries for action from opponents and supporters, East Penn school board will not discuss the question of whether to include two hotly contested materials on the curriculum until their next meeting.
At the Sept. 10 meeting, parents of East Penn students presented excerpts from two books on the suggested summer reading list for ninth and 10th grades allegedly featuring material of a sexually explicit nature.
Vera Cruz residents enjoy homecoming event.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 has announced the 66th Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships and a trip to Washington, D.C. Students must write and record a three to five minute essay on the theme, "Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?" on an audio cassette tape or audio CD and present the recording, typed essay and entry form to the local VFW Post by Nov. 1. Post winners advance to district; first place district winner advances to the state competion.
Despite further pleas from Gary Allan and Chris Pranzo, owners of AP Automotive, Upper Milford supervisors Sept. 6 refused to allow them to lease five parking spaces on the township property.
Allan and Pranzo, whose business is located across Kings Highway from the township building, asked why their request is different from the township allowing the farmers market to use the property on Saturday mornings to conduct business.
Lehigh County will offer free "anything with a plug" recycling events at three locations 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 22.
Recycling locations include: Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Improvement, 1235 Martin Court; Bethlehem.
A question on the order of business led Macungie Borough Council into heated debates Sept. 17 regarding respect for the public voice and nearly resulting in the board vice president resigning from his office.
Greg Hutchison in the midst of council's discussion picked up his name- plate and removed it from its stand, tossing it onto the table and saying, "I'd like to step down as vice president. I don't think I'm doing a good job or whatever. So you can have it. I tried to make the council meetings run better and some people don't like change."
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 announced the Ladies Auxiliary "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school students in grades six through eight have the opportunity to compete.
Students are invited to write a 300 to 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for this is "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers."
Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1. For more information, call 610-966-4787 or visit www.wfw.org/ Community/Patriot-s-Pen.
Emmaus Borough Council postponed voting on an ordinance banning commercial trucks from parking on borough streets at the Sept. 17 meeting.
Council President Lee Ann Gilbert said language needed to be adjusted in the ordinance and changes were being made in the proposed penalties for parking large trucks on borough streets.
A first reading of the amended ordinance is expected at the Oct. 15 meeting with an anticipated second reading scheduled Nov. 5. The ordinance will be discussed next at a public safety committee meeting 3 p.m. Oct. 11.
LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Proposal to continue public water lines receives conditional approval
A proposal to continue public water lines in the area around Indian Creek Road across from the maintenance building north and south of Brookside Road near the railroad tracks was introduced at the Sept. 6 board of commissioners meeting.
If approved, the library and community center would have access to public water.
It was suggested the project be split three ways between Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County Authority and Dale Dries, property owner along Brookside Road. Dries owns the property next to his business, Dries Do It Center.