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Alburtis hosts annual luau

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

The third annual luau at Alburtis pool was a joint effort of Alburtis Police Department and Alburtis Area Community Center recently.

The weather was hot and the Hawaiian music playing seemed to authenticate the occasion for some attendees.

"This is awesome! Just like Hawaii," David Walker, of Macungie, said while eating a free pulled pork sandwich under the shade of a tree.

Hope Nursery School celebrates 50 years

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

Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.

The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.

Three earn Eagle in Troop 71

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

An Eagle Scout award ceremony was held at the Lower Macungie Community Center Aug. 4 where three Boy Scouts were honored for their achievements.

The three, all members of Troop 71 in Macungie, are Brandon Shoemaker, Mark Wolff and Chris Picarello.

Troop 71 has been chartered by Solomon's United Church of Christ in Macungie for over 83 years and has had 64 Scouts advance to Eagle during this time.

Swain School

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

'Walk-In Wednesdays' open for visitors

The Swain School's admissions office has announced that during the month of August, they will offer "Walk-In Wednesdays" - an opportunity to drop in for a visit and tour of the school.

Visitors are invited to drop in at the school, located at 1100 South 24th St., Allentown, in Salisbury Township, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug.1 through 29. No appointments are needed.

For additional information, visit www.swain. org or call 610-433-4542, ext. 199.

Volunteer opportunities

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

·Arts Quest, Bethlehem, has many summer volunteer opportunities at events including Musikfest, Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie series the Farmer's Market at the ArtsQuest Center, and ongoing opportunities at the cinema and retail shop. Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or hharperartsquest.org.

·Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem Southside needs volunteers to help run programs for youth ages six to 18. Contact LisaAnn Ramos at 610-865-4241 or bgcbsecretarybgcob.org.

Former Police K-9 'Ajax' remembered for contributions to community

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus Police Department Chief David Faust has announced the passing of former Police K-9 Ajax.

K-9 Ajax was a male German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic and was handled by K-9 Officer Craig J. Blose.

Faust said Ajax was cross-trained for patrol duties and narcotics. He dutifully served the Emmaus Police Department for seven years, six months having retired from active duty with honor in 2009. He died June 18.

Faust said since 1990, the Emmaus Lions Club has purchased every police dog for the borough, including Ajax.

Alburtis Column Alburtis seniors meeting Aug. 15

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Local News

The Alburtis senior citizens are meeting at the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, noon Aug. 15. All Alburtis senior residents are welcome to attend.

Call Doris at 610-966-3653 for information/ reservations for the Aug. 24 trip to Hunterdon Hills, N.J.

The borough office will be closed for Labor Day, Sept. 3.

The centennial committee meets at borough hall 6 p.m Sept. 6 to discuss plans for the 2013 Alburtis Centennial Celebration. The meeting is open to all Alburtis residents.

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Pension company challenges board decision

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

A pension administration company has filed an objection to Upper Milford Township supervisors' decision last month to select Municipal Retirement Trust as provider of pension services to the township.

Integrated Capital Management filed the objection, arguing that Municipal Retirement Trust, in its proposal, didn't correctly calculate its costs for serving the township.

Township solicitor Marc Fisher told supervisors at their Aug. 2 meeting he is reviewing their objections and will have a decision at the next board meeting on the validity of those objections.