THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY will relocate to the Banana Factory on Third Street in Bethlehem March 1, 2020. The nonprofit volunteer resource center has been serving the region for 35 years, connecting more than 25,000 volunteers with 450-plus nonprofit organizations, while partnering with more than 300 businesses annually.
Alburtis Borough Council discussed topics including borough maintenance, resolutions and holiday activities at its Dec. 11 meeting
Council began the meeting with discussion of Officer Broc Termini’s employment status. Chief of Police Robert Palmer wrote to council explaining that as of Nov. 19, Termini completed his probationary period as a full-time police officer. Palmer requested council declare his full-time status as permanent. Council carried a motion to approve this request and asked Termini to visit borough hall for a proper congratulations.
Allentown resident and Tamaqua business woman Lisa Scheller announced recently she is running for Congress next year in the 7th Congressional District. The district includes Lehigh and Northampton counties and part of Monroe County.
Speaking to supporters and the press in a small event room at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown, Scheller read an announcement touching on her personal history, her business experience, her community service and her philanthropical work.
Notable was her pledge to serve for only four terms, or eight years.
In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett recently.
Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one press release describes as her “rock star bus.”
The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”
For the Dec. 16 Macungie Borough Council meeting, the final council meeting of the year, Vice President Roseann Schleicher prepared a goodbye to Borough Manager Chris Boehm and council members. Greg Hutchinson, Debra Cope and Chris Becker.
Schleicher praised Boehm for her 20 years of hard work and dedication “which has helped the wonderful Borough of Macungie remain so and become more.” Schleicher said Boehm’s door was always open for questions and answers. Schleicher advised Boehm to not let people know she’s not working because people will find things for her to do.