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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Drive-through flu shots Nov. 3, 4

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.

Alburtis mourns the loss of beloved mayor Former fire chief remembered by many

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader went to sleep Sunday night unaware it was his final day of a lifetime of service to those he loved in the borough.

Mader died Oct. 22 at his home.

Retiring in 2000, Mader, 77, lived his days filled with service to others.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Many unanswered questions as budget review begins

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget presented to Upper Milford Township supervisors Oct. 18 shows projected expenses about $60,000 less than the projected revenue of $1.76 million.

However, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors, there are a number of issues which must be addressed before the budget is final, from what to do about replacing Yeakel's Mill Road bridge to repairing a section of the township building roof which appears to be leaking, to whether to buy a new sign in front of the township building and more.

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attorney requests Hamilton Crossings project be approved

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Joe Zator appeared before the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 18 on behalf of the Hamilton Crossings project. He is seeking approval of the original zoning, sub-development and land development ordinance plans.

It is understood a minewash problem and PennDOT have caused some problems at this site. Even though the plans have changed several times over these issues, the approval will be under the April 2009 zoning and SALDO.

Commissioner Douglas Brown revised the motion to approve this under the 2009 Zoning and SALDO.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including: costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.

Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a very competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.

Alburtis councilman faces many charges

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Councilman Kyle Avery Bower, 19, of Alburtis, is facing additional legal trouble after allegedly taking political signs and driving through soybean fields.

Sometime during the night of Oct. 3, three political signs were stolen from the front lawn of a home in Alburtis which was reported to the police Oct. 4.

That same morning Pennsylvania State Police in Fogelsville investigated a report of a vehicle that had been driven through about an acre of soybean fields on Jaindl's farm and abandoned on Smith Lane and Ruth Road, Lower Macungie Township.

'Souled on Motown' coming to L. Macungie Middle School

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present their annual family musical variety show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the East Penn Angel Network.

"Souled on Motown" celebrates the hit songs of top Motown artists including The Four Tops, The Supremes, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.

The event will be held 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 2 and 8 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6999 Lower Macungie Road, Lower Macungie Township.

EMMAUS ARTS COMMISSION 2012 Student Horror Film Festival begins

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.

Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.

Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.

Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Residents blow some steam over nightly train whistles

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Trains going through the borough at all hours and blowing their horns was discussed at Alburtis Borough Council meeting Oct. 10.

A complaint was received from Chris Allen on Franklin Street about the frequency and loudness of the trains blowing their horns at all hours of the night and morning. Allen requested a "quiet zone" be established according to Council President Steve Hill.

Mayor Robert Mader said federal law mandates trains must blow their horns at every railroad crossing so nothing can be done about this.