A conditional use hearing was held during the Board of Commissioners meeting May 2 for Lower Macungie Associates, LP to answer questions about the change for Panera Bread on Mill Creek Road.
Panara Bread was originally approved as a restaurant with criteria met for access, traffic flow and garbage disposal. It will now be classified as a fast food restaurant with additional criteria including following zoning ordinances and the comprehensive plan.
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The Emmaus Lions Club gives fitness awards to Emmaus High School students during a presentation April 24. Pictured are Lions Club Youth Activities Chairman Tom Capehart; Alex Fruhwirth, two-time indivdual national champion; Fitness Coach George Gibbs; Sam O'Donnell, one- time individual national champion; and Dustin Grim, president of the Emmaus Lions Club.
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The Lower Macungie Library held their annual book sale May 4.
According to a Gerneral Curator Richard Rosevear of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, who spoke with The Press May 7, a second baby bison was born April 30.
The first baby bison was born April 16.
These two baby bisons, Rosevear said, are the first at the nature preserve in nine years.
Salem Bible Church will not hold an auction fundraiser at Macungie Memorial Park May 31 and June 1 this year as was reported in the Macungie column in the May 1 edition. The Press apologizes for this error.
Troop 431, which meets at Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, welcomed five new Eagle Scouts at a ceremony April 29.
Joshua G. Light, son of Greg and Kathryn Light, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School. He joined Scouting as a Tiger Cub. Light worked with the Allentown Parks Department and Pennsylvania Wildlands Conservancy on a restoration of the habitat of Trout Creek Park to earn his Eagle award. His project included planning, organizing, and overseeing construction of 33 birdhouses and three large bat boxes for the park.
EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT District honored by inclusion in the 2013 NSBA education technology site visit program
Efrain Morales speaks English as a second language; Abby Heilenman has read "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman; Jack Arcadipane is completing an environmental project. Children of different ages, in different schools, in different subjects share a common experience. They are East Penn School District students employing technology to accomplish academic goals.
Mary Rarich, of Macungie, received the Mayor's Volunteerism Award at a ceremony April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The City of Allentown presented the award to 15 constituents at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Rarich attended with her son, David. Volunteer Coordinator for Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Donna Henry, submitted the nomination.
Rarich began volunteering at Phoebe in October of 1968 through the Red Cross. She was acknowledged for her 45 years of service at an annual volunteer lunch. Rarich, 94, continues to volunteer once a week.
The ninth annual Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial 5K was held May 5 in the Lehigh Parkway.
Sponsored by the Central Catholic High School student council, this event was once again a great success. Many CCHS students and alumni, along with members of the Allentown Fire Department participated in the race.
CCHS alum Colin Fitzgerald won the race, followed by current CCHS senior Tyler Fox.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial Fund, which helps to raise awareness for the hazards of driving under the influence.
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The Emmaus High School Class of 1942 gathers at the Superior Restaurant recently for their reunion. Pictured are back row, left to right: Wilmer Hertzog, Bruce Moyer, Bruce Bortz, Frank Sadrovitz, William Vargo; front row, left to right: Mary Kirk, Ruth Greenawalt, Dorothy Oberholtzer, Phoebe Derr, Ethelmae Traub and Dorris Schaffer.