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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT TIF delegates named

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

East Penn School Board has selected its delegates for the Hamilton Crossings Tax Increment Financing Committee. Superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger and board member Kenneth Bacher, along with Francee Fuller as an alternate, will participate with Lower Macungie and Lehigh County in reviewing the project and determining whether the district would benefit by participating in it.

Local students receive scholarships

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus, awarded two $750 scholarships to students in the area. The scholarships were awarded to Theodor Swanson, a graduate of Emmaus High School, and Alana Harrington, a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Swanson is the son of Marc and Caryn Swanson, of Macungie.

Harrington is the daughter of Patrick and Dolores Harrington, of New Tripoli.

The money for the scholarships was donated by the staff of Ai Orthodontics as part of their Casual for A Cause Community Outreach Program.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS State Police commander attends meeting

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania State Police Station Commander Lieutenant Paul Gaspich provided a report on the state police presence in the township at the Lower Macungie Board of Commissioners meeting.

"There are, at least two troopers in the township everyday, 24 hours," Gaspich said. "From midnight to early morning, the two troopers travel in the same vehicle."

Gaspich said troopers make appearances at schools and make contact with the staff. Students of the schools see this which, Gaspich says, makes a difference to them.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Church Street repair discussions continue

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Discussions on repairing Church Street in 2013 after the centennial celebration continue; however, action will be determined at a later date.

Seven borough residents and two Camp Fire Girls representatives attended the Sept. 26 Alburtis Borough Council meeting after being notified in writing of council's options regarding Church Street.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 10

The Lower Macungie Garden Club will host a field trip to Point Phillip Perennials, Danielsville. For more information, contact Janet at 610-336-0376.

Huff's Church Youth Group is now accepting orders for homemade apple dumplings. Place orders by Oct. 27. Pickup is scheduled noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. To order, call Minerva at 215-679-2668.

The Verizon Telecom Pioneers will hold their monthly meeting and lunch 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, Whitehall. Please bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.

Oct. 11

EXTRAORDINARY NEIGHBORS Phil Vanim

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

The setting is bucolic, a terraced park hemmed by cornfields and trees. All appears peaceful and complete. But, like all developed areas, Lenape Park in Upper Milford Township is a work in progress. Upper Milford Youth Association teams employ its baseball diamonds, soccer fields and volleyball courts. The youth association is one of several groups striving to constantly improve the township's parks and, for the past 22 years, Phil Vanim has served as the group's treasurer.

Lehigh professor says al-Qaida obsession masks danger of other terror sources

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Dr. Ziad Munson, an associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, recently gave a lecture at the Emmaus Library about how the collective American preoccupation with al-Qaida has taken our focus away from the most likely – and most preventable – terrorism of the future.

"The bulk of research on terrorism over the past decade has focused on either individual level factors or larger structure factors responsible for generating and sustaining political violence," Munson said.