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Friday, November 16, 2018

Annual community day draws Old Zionsville and Vera Cruz residents

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Upper Milford Fire Department volunteers from the Old Zionsville and Vera Cruz fire stations combined their efforts for a community day Oct. 6 on the grounds of the Upper Milford Township Administration Building, 5671 Chestnut Street, Zionsville.

Nearly a dozen emergency vehicles were on display, as well as firefighter gear, tools and equipment which first responders use to help keep their community safe.


Friday, October 26, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Bugs are ‘bugging’ Lower Macungie Township residents

The subject of bugs was a major topic of discussion at the Oct. 18 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Many residents raised concerns about the Spotted Lantern Fly infestation. Residents were told they should begin implementing Penn State Extension’s recommendations in the Spotted Lantern Fly calendar.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie police officers receive commendations

During the Oct. 15 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Macungie Police Officer Todd Bernhard received a commendation from Macungie Ambulance Operations Manager Christopher Greb for saving a man who went into cardiac arrest at Macungie Memorial Park. Officer Joseph David was also recognized but not in attendance.

Upon arrival, the man was not breathing and had no pulse. Bernhard administered CPR, used an automated external defibrillator and the man recovered due to the life-saving efforts.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 19

Mother-Son Halloween Party for boys ages four to 12, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Pre-registration is limited to 25 couples. Wear your favorite Halloween costume. Music will be provided by a local DJ. Participants will enjoy beverages, snacks, a costume contest, a mummy wrap and much more. For additional information, visit www.lowermac.com or call 610-966-6924.

Oct. 20

Unexpected beagle invasion brings community together

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon.

When members of the team from the shelter arrived at the residence with two trucks, they were not allowed in. When they looked through the window, they saw beagles everywhere and heard barking and howling.

The resident brought the dogs out of the home one at a time and after 25 dogs, Lehigh County Humane Society officials knew there were more than 25 and they were right.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Members discuss network of the future

President Ron DeIaco talked about the importance of voting at the Oct. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

In other business, DeIaco gave an update on the storm pipe installation.

“The final piece of storm pipe was laid at Walnut Street yesterday. The PennDOT [Pennsylvania Department of Transportation] inspector said it was the finest job he had ever seen,” DeIaco said. This was followed by a round of applause.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Council comes to agreement with firefighters union

The Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement with the local firefighters union at the Oct. 15 council meeting.

Council President Brent Labenberg said negotiations have been going on for about three months, as they were starting a brand new contract from scratch. He said the negotiation was educational on both sides and he “believes everybody is happy that it’s fair.”

“The borough’s happy that it’s within our budget, which is our main concern because we don’t want to have to address a tax increase for this,” Labenberg stated.