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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

30th anniversary set for March 7

The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to underprivileged families. For information, email jniffer20@ yahoo.com.

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Richton Penn appointed as new officer

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Within a month, Macungie gained a new 30-hour police officer, three new police GPS units and a new council president.

Newly appointed president Chris Becker moderated the meeting for the first time Feb. 4.

Richton Penn was appointed as a police officer effective immediately.

Chief of Police Ed Harry put Penn forward as a candidate for the 30-hour officer position, created under this year's budget.

Penn has been working as a part-time officer since last June. Harry said he does not intend to immediately fill the part-time position left vacant by Penn's promotion.


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 6

The Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will host a legal rights seminar for victims of housing discrimination 2 p.m. For more information, call 610-820-2400.

Feb. 7

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be NASA Astronaut Terry Hart, in person. Members and interested public are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email ke3aw@ arrl.net or call 610-432-8286.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL SnowBlast reported as a success

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by TYLER D. MARTIN Special to The Press in Local News

Newly appointed President of the Emmaus Arts Commission Teri McManamon reported Emmaus' SnowBlast celebration was a success at the Feb. 4 council meeting.

McManamon said more local businesses participated in the event than any previous year. Events took place around town with artistic venues at the Clock Building and the Emmaus Public Library. She reported the ice bar, sponsored by the Main Street Partners and created by Bear Creek Mountain Resort, was a success.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Lockridge Church fate still being discussed

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

On Jan. 30, Alburtis Borough Council discussed the possibility of taking over the Lockridge Church on the corner of Franklin and Church streets and the 17-acre bird sanctuary located between School Street and Fort Sumpter Road from Lehigh County. Council is waiting to see what Lehigh County has to say because the borough wants to be able to afford the repairs needed at the church before making a decision.

Mayor Kathleen Palmer is in favor of taking over the building because it is part of the history of Alburtis.