PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
A Cat in the Hat storytime was held March 2 at the Lower Macungie Library to celebrate the writing of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss as part of Read Across America activities. At the time of his death in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children's books.
Angela DelGrosso, daughter of John and Stephanie DelGrosso, of Allentown, was named to the dean's honor list.
PRESS PHOTO BY TYLER D. MARTIN
First Niagara Bank presents a check to Emmaus Main Street Partners.
Gregory Williams, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Gettysburg College.
Emergency personnel from Salisbury Township responded to a report of an unknown white substance in an unaddressed envelope at the office of Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101, Allentown, 12:50 p.m. Feb. 25.
The Lehigh County Special Operations Team, who responds to hazardous materials incidents in the county, came to the scene to safely remove and test the suspicious material.
According to a Salisbury Township Police Department press release, it was determined on the scene the substance was not harmful or hazardous.
The following students from Allentown were named to the dean's list at Millersville University: Ashley Cavanaugh, Casey Fager, Jason Klinger, Haley Lynott, Emily Rieser and Brian Smith.
Pennsylvania State Police Commander Lt. Paul Gaspich presented the biannual report for Lower Macungie Township at the meeting Feb. 21.
The report notes an increase in DUI arrests which shows troopers are proactive and have increased their awareness of DUI offenses,
Gaspich said there is increased activity in gang offenses, terrorism and drug activities.
Police report the Latin Kings have body armor, one of which had a slug in it.
The Emmaus Anniversary Gallery was dedicated and opened for viewing during a celebratory gathering at Emmaus Borough Hall Feb. 19.
The Emmaus Arts Commission, members of Emmaus Borough Council and borough employees unveiled the collection of artwork and memorabilia showcasing some of the rich history in the borough.
Visitors to borough hall will now be greeted by the limited edition prints of the original artwork used for the Emmaus Christmas cards sold during the holiday season.
David Jaindl presented his revised land development project to a group of citizens at the Lower Macungie Community Center Feb. 19.
Jaindl showed the two proposed land development plans and explained the difference between the two. Attorney Joe Zator, Scott Pidcock and Bruce Anderson were also present.
Emmaus Borough Council passed the first reading of an ordinance amending the civil service rules and regulations at the Feb. 19 meeting.
According to council, the proposed ordinance will implement a regimented promotion process and create safeguards in the selection process, including the implementation of polygraph tests.
Solicitor Jeffery Dimmich said the ordinance will bring the borough's selection process in line with current laws and civil service standards.