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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Family concerned about deplorable condition of home

Roy Seaman and his family attended Alburtis Borough Council's meeting Aug. 8, to ask for their assistance regarding the deplorable conditions of the home at 128 W. Second St.

The family is concerned about the unhealthy conditions which include mold, a leaking roof and a dire need of upkeep and repair inside and outside of the residence, all of which lead to a health concern for their 86-year-old family member who lives in the adjoining home.

'It just takes one'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAT KESLING Special to The Press in Local News

First Lady Michele Obama energizes the troops during Valley visit

Stressing "It just takes one," First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized to a crowd of nearly 2,000 women, men and their children Aug. 9 at Archibald Johnston Hall at Moravian College as she campaigned for her husband, President Barack Obama.

"This election could all come down to the last few thousand votes, particularly here in this state," she said.

She talked about many of the president's landmark accomplishments including health care reform, ending the Iraq War, work on student loans, getting rid of Osama Bin Laden.

Lower Macungie seniors hear investment outlook presentation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 120 members of the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club met Aug. 7 for the first of their twice-monthly meetings at the Lower Macungie Community Center along Brookside Road in the township.

Following a bagged-lunch and dessert, the seniors listened to a presentation by Robert Springer, Ph.D, CFP, and Eric Boyle, AWMA, of Crest Financial Group on their investment outlook going forward.

Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

County executive chosen at Aug. 8 meeting

William Hansell was appointed Lehigh County Executive in a unanimous decision by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 8 meeting in Allentown.

Hansell, of Lower Macungie, takes over for Don Cunningham who left the position July 8 to become the president and chief executive officer of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell has worked in government for nearly 50 years including a recent stint as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2010 to 2011 when he finished the term of Bill Leiner Jr.

Overturned gasoline tanker closes road

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Firefighters from Lower Macungie and Macungie fire departments work to clean the scene of an overturned gasoline truck on Mountain Road in Lower Macungie Township Aug. 10. The original call was received shortly before 9 a.m. for an overturned gasoline truck blocking both lanes of Mountain Road just past Gehman Road. Spill response units were called to the scene and determined they needed to drill a hole on the tank to remove the fuel before they could attempt to upright the truck.

East Penn School District

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Proposed development needs assistance from district

A question of tax increment financing was brought before the East Penn School District Aug. 13 with the intent to start the discussion rolling on a new development project proposed for the area of the Route 222 bypass immediately adjacent to Krocks Road.

The project, presented by Tim Harrison, a private developer from Staten Island, N.Y., and representatives of the Goldenberg Group of Blue Bell, will create a high-end shopping center anchored by Costco, Target, and ShopRite to name a few, along with a handful of smaller retailers and at least four restaurants.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Rochester Institute of Technology

Local student graduates

Jacob Martin, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal crafts and jewelry.

Connecticut College

Local student graduates

Jonathan Markson, of Allentown, received his Bachelor of Arts degree.



Local student graduates

John Pidcock, son of Jeffrey and Gillian Pidcock, of Allentown, graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy.

College of William & Mary

Local student graduates

House Majority Policy Committee hosts forum on economic development

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The House Majority Policy Committee convened recently to discuss economic development focusing on regulatory issues, workforce development and tax reform.

The group of Pennsylvania representatives and local panelists met in the conference room of the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest.

"Unemployment in Pennsylvania is still at a rate that is too high, and that doesn't even address the problem of underemployment; people who are working part time who would like to be full time," Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, said.

St. Margaret's Nursery School

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Celebrating 30 years of nurturing children

For 30 years, St. Margaret's Nursery School has been nurturing young children. The nursery school is an outreach mission of St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 150 Elm St., Emmaus.

The school is staffed by a director, teachers, assistants and volunteers.

Judy McKay was the original director of the nursery school when it opened 30 years ago. The current director is Linda Reinbold, who has been with the church for the past 24 years.