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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘The animals are safe and sound,” Lehigh County Humane Society CEO Hal Warner said of the animals recovered from a home in the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South Oct. 15.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, the Macungie Police Department received a call for unattended dogs at the home.