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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jerry announces candidacy for Emmaus tax collector

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Bernadette Jerry is asking for your vote as tax collector in the Borough of Emmaus May 16.

Jerry said she brings the following qualifications and experience to the position of tax collector. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1986.

She was the controller of Dynasty Metals in New Jersey for eight years and was the administrator of a $2 million line of credit while managing all aspects of accounting and bookkeeping.

Jerry served local Lehigh Valley business owners as a bookkeeper using either Quickbooks or Peach Tree.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Residents speak out against development

The April 11 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focusing on a possible warehouse development on Schoeneck Road was well attended by the public.

John Snyder and Matthew Curry appeared before the planning commission to submit a primary land development plan and have a conditional use hearing for the warehouse in question. The warehouse would be 200,000 square feet and would be located along Schoeneck Road and just south of Alburtis Road.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

County discusses additional fee for vehicle registration

Those living in Lehigh County may soon be required to pay an additional $5 for each non-exempt vehicle registration.

The board of commissioners at its April 12 meeting discussed a motion authorizing the fee. Included in the approved motion is the establishment of a Municipal Transportation Infrastructure Program. The board will vote on the bill at the April 26 meeting

Commissioner Dan Hartzell, co-sponsor for the bill, along with Commissioner Dr. Percy Dougherty, lauded the motion.

Players of the Stage to present ‘Quality Street’

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Christian theater group, Players of the Stage, has been rehearsing diligently for the past three months to present the play “Quality Street” April 20 through 22.

This four-act comedy, based on a 1901 play written by J.M. Barrie and set in the early 1800s, tells the story of Phoebe Throssel, who falls in love with Valentine Brown.

She believes he will propose to her but instead learns he is going off to serve in the Napoleonic Wars.

For the next 10 years, Phoebe and her sister Susan operate a school for genteel children.


Thursday, April 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

April 19

The Lower Macungie Township Historical Society has asked historian Martha Capwell Fox to present a slide show about the historical significance of the Lehigh Valley’s early industries 7 p.m. at Camp Olympic Barn, Upper Level, 3120 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus. For more information, visit www.LMTHistory.org.

Emmaus Historical Society meets 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Lindsay Dierolf will tell the story of the “Boyertown Rhoads Opera House Fire” from Jan. 13, 1908 when 170 lives were lost. Props and photos will be displayed.