Although applause met the swearing in of Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger at the Aug. 27 meeting of the East Penn School Board, tensions rose as the board debated administration pay raises in a time of controversial budget cuts.
The debate began when Lynn Donches proposed the district-wide non-bargaining pay raises pursuant to Act 93 slated for vote that evening be amended to include pay raises to only those employees earning $45,000 or less. This would eliminate Seidenberger's pay raise as well as the pay raises of more than 40 administrative employees.
The Wheels of Time hosts over 15,000 spectators and participants.
Emmaus welcomes a new business to the community.
Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in the Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.
People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.
The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Old Zionsville. The program will be the history of the Milford Park Bible camp by Jerald Lagler, camp past president. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 610-966-4376 for more information.
LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Funding increased to support public defender, district attorney, coroner
The Lehigh Valley Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney and county coroner at their meeting Aug. 22. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes including homicide are up in the Lehigh Valley.
"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," Dougherty said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."
The Quinna Schleicher one-mile Kid Fun Run was held in Alburtis recently.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS BETHLEHEM is in need of a training coordinator. Contact Robert Sehee at 610-419-3285 or bso.sehee@gmail. com.
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION, Bethlehem, needs your help to make the next diabetes walk in Bethlehem Oct. 13 the most fun and successful walk to date. Contact Dawn Fernandez at 888-342-2383, ext. 4625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE COCO FOUNDATION, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for its annual Tee time for Coco Golf Tournament Sept. 29. Contact Lisa Walker at 570-954-8024 or email@example.com.
Legacy Oaks of the Lehigh Valley held its second annual fishing tournament recently for family members of residents of the Macungie retirement community. The heat and humidity did not deter the over 20 children with parents and grandparents from trying their hands at fishing.
An afternoon filled with fun, rubber ducks, carnival games, music, face painting, basket raffle, dunk tank and food was held at Emmaus Community Park Aug. 11 to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society courtesy of Lynette Heminitz.
Heminitz, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2007, said she wants to do as much as she can and raise as much money as she can while she can still walk and is still able.
"My goal was to raise $5,000 this year," Heminitz said.