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Emmaus Main Street Partners and Lafayette Ambassador Bank hosted an afternoon of "Bags and 'White Ice' bingo April 14 at St. John's UCC, Emmaus. The church's fellowship hall was filled with people hoping to win one of the many donated prizes including Vera Bradley bags, various pendants, Coach bags and the grand prize of a 14K diamond pendant with a $650 value sponsored by the Emmaus Jewel Shop.
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Due to a federal mandate, PPL was forced to remove mature trees and other invasive vegetation along the Wescosville-Trexlertown transmission line. Residents of the affected properties are concerned about the aesthetics and safety of the area. The trees were a buffer for accidents and a buffer from noise, dust and traffic. Residents from the affected neighborhoods say they are forming an alliance and will appear at the next commissioners meeting to ask for assistance.
The popular 2001 movie, Legally Blonde, which featured Resse Witherspoon as a sorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by entering Harvard Law School, is a funny romp that is being presented this week from Wednesday through Saturday by students of the Emmaus High School Theater Department.
EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Food service workers raise awareness to board's pending decision to outsource food management
Parents and concerned citizens alike appeared before the East Penn School Board April 8, but the directors made no action on issues garnering public attention in recent weeks – the pending fate of 64 district-employed cafeteria workers and a slew of comments from board director Julian Stolz on both his Twitter account and recently created blog that have incited district parents.
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The Rotary Club of Emmaus sponsored The Fabulous Grease Band at Agricultural Hall, Allentown, recently.
Central Catholic High School's Best Friends Forever Club will be assisting DeSales University in their Arc Sprout Film Festival 1 p.m. April 20 in Center Valley. The festival celebrates the talents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by showing films made for and about them.
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Robert Conrad, of Alburtis, waits for customers interested in Moon and Star glass at the garage and antique sale at the Agri-Plex April 7.
Lehigh Valley Christian High School would like to thank our wonderful neighbors for their cooperation in clearing the parking lot when we celebrated our 25th anniversary last month. We are also thankful to the Catasauqua borough, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hartzell's Pharmacy for allowing us additional parking space for that event. What a pleasure it has been to be located in this wonderful community! And we recently were notified by Mayor Barbara Schlegel the Shade Tree Commission is planting a tree in the park to honor our school April 27. Thank you so much.
In the wedding announcement in last week's paper of Natalie Ann Rawson and Ryan John Carmichael, it was noted Rawson graduated from Emmaus High School in 1999. She in fact graduated in 2000.
The Press apologizes for this error.
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Smaller version of Spring Creek Development approved by commissioners
Attorney Robert Rust presented a brief history of the Spring Creek Properties development appeal at the April 4 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
In 2010, a group of citizens joined together to fight this development. David Jaindl, owner of the property and president of the Jaindl Land Development, sought solutions by seeking to talk to the appellants.
Plan B, a smaller development, was proposed only upon termination of the appeal which has occurred with agreement by the appellants to not speak out privately or publicly about the project.