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Thursday, June 14, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Sewer lining project includes multiple communities

An agreement was approved for the multi municipal main line cured in place pipe lining sanitary sewer line rehabilitation project at the June 7 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

This project includes Upper Macungie, Salisbury, Coplay, Whitehall and Lower Macungie Township and makes the costs of this project much more reasonable than doing it by each municipality. There were six bids received with Insituform being the lowest. The total amount for all municipalities is $898,557 with Lower Macungie Township’s portion $363,216.


Thursday, June 14, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Krippe to apply for emergency management position

Deputy Upper Milford Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Krippe told Upper Milford Township Supervisors June 7 he will apply for a position as manager of the township’s emergency management service.

Krippe said the job is a volunteer position.

Krippe told The Press he is also the emergency management coordinator for the Borough of Emmaus, which is a paid position.

Krippe said Lehigh County emergency management authorities have concurred with him occupying both positions.


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

June 7

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Dolcetto Entertainment will be the featured program. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

June 8

Lower Macungie Township’s free summer concert with Johnny’s Jukebox Band at East Texas Park, 5624 East Texas Road, East Texas, 6 to 9 p.m.

June 9

South Mountain Cycle & Cafe strives to build a better bike shop

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

While many stores can sell you a bike or a cup of coffee, it’s not every day you’ll find one where you can get both at the same place – or one that has built a community quite like South Mountain Cycle & Cafe.

The Emmaus-based store, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, strives to create a sense of family with its patrons. In the front, the cafe serves four blends of fresh-roasted organic coffee from Albany in addition to pastry items and weekly specials.

The rest of the store is dedicated to bikes and accessories for both casual and hardcore bicyclists.


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Summer reading program kick-off party June 16 at Emmaus Public Library

Emmaus Public Library Directory Amy Resh attended the June 4 Macungie Borough Council meeting to provide an update on activities.

Resh said out of 3,074 library cards issued, 1,072 come from Macungie borough.

Resh also provided an update on the children’s wing expansion project which should be completed in October. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for winter 2018/2019.

The summer reading program, “Libraries Rock” is for all ages and a kick-off party is scheduled 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 on the lawn of the library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus.