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Macungie hosted many activities for the children this past weekend, ending with an egg hunt March 31.
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the disbursal of pre-disaster mitigation grant money at its March 27 meeting.
The grant will give $89,179 to the Whitehall Township Authority, $74,180 to Lower Macungie Township, $51,682 to the Borough of Macungie and $18,750 to Allentown for generator acquisition and installation projects.
The Neffs Volunteer Fire Company and the Borough of Fountain Hill will also receive money for generator acquisition and installation projects.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was joined at the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute March 28, by faculty and students to tour the facility and to announce an initiative with the Manufacturers Resource Center to create a regional student pipeline in Lehigh and Northampton counties.
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Anglers line the banks of Leaser Lake in Lynn Township for the start of the 2013 southeastern region trout season opener March 30.
The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.
Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.
Scott Stoneback, accompanied by Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis-Lockridge Historical Society, arrived at Borough Hall March 27 while council was in executive session to deliver an ordinance approved by the Lehigh County Authority turning over the ownership of the Lock Ridge Church at Franklin and Church Streets and the bird sanctuary in Alburtis to the borough.
Stoneback said the ordinance also shows Lehigh County Authority will pay $50,000 for the estimated cost of repairs. This also means the historical society will have a permanent home, according to Shoemaker.
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Children dressed in their Easter attire attend the 61st annual egg hunt sponsored by the Emmaus Kiwanis Club at Emmaus Community Park March 30.
Pending the results of a March 25 inspection by the Pa. Department of Health, officials at the St. Luke's Anderson Campus are projecting that a $4 million expansion of the facility's emergency department will be operational beginning April 1.
On March 12, the LVCHS choir and art program traveled to Lancaster to participate in a fine arts competition.
Student Justin Grim won first place in the category "nature and observation" against more than 100 other students, and earned a perfect score.
All individual and group performers were rated using a scale of good, excellent or superior. Students who scored in the superior category include Allison Aversa, Merari DeLaCruz, Jin Lee and Bobby VanDuzer. Jefferson Beltran, Jacob Stith and Michael Sun also competed and scored excellent.
With storm damage prevalent in certain areas, the commissioners talked about fraudulent contractors at their meeting March 21.
They reminded residents all contractors should have identification and Garrett Rhoads said all contractors should be carrying a license from the state. Be sure to ask for identification and license to avoid any fraudulent work.