The East Penn school board honored six Emmaus High School students Oct. 22 for their placement as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Daniel Brnjdar, Terence Cawley, Thomas Fang, Ryan Jaeger, Connor Maake and Neeraj Tatikola appeared before the board to receive their honorary certificates and some words of thanks from the superintendent.
"Congratulations and best wishes, and hopefully your dreams will come true with hard work and using the talent that you have. Good luck," Dr. Thomas Seidenberger said.
Joe Kunkler does not think of his patrons as customers at Eisenhard's Decorating Center, 1031 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Rather, he thinks in terms of relationships and describes his highly personal way of conducting business as his competitive edge over big box decorating stores.
Eisenhard's became well established at its Chestnut Street address after opening in 1952 by founders Al and Jake Eisenhard.
"When I acquired the business in 1977, its primary product was vinyl flooring," Kunkler said. "Over the years we expanded into a full-service home decorating store."
The Penn State Lehigh Valley Political Society and Student Government Association sponsored a "Meet Your Legislator Event" at the Center Valley Campus Oct. 11.
State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Representative Gary Day, R-187th, and State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, attended the event to speak to students and answer questions about state policy.
"We love events like this because it gives us a second to pause, think about our day and talk to people," Day said. "It is wonderful to speak to a crowd who is younger, yet highly engaged."
Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.
Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader went to sleep Sunday night unaware it was his final day of a lifetime of service to those he loved in the borough.
Mader died Oct. 22 at his home.
Retiring in 2000, Mader, 77, lived his days filled with service to others.
The preliminary 2013 budget presented to Upper Milford Township supervisors Oct. 18 shows projected expenses about $60,000 less than the projected revenue of $1.76 million.
However, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors, there are a number of issues which must be addressed before the budget is final, from what to do about replacing Yeakel's Mill Road bridge to repairing a section of the township building roof which appears to be leaking, to whether to buy a new sign in front of the township building and more.
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attorney requests Hamilton Crossings project be approved
Attorney Joe Zator appeared before the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 18 on behalf of the Hamilton Crossings project. He is seeking approval of the original zoning, sub-development and land development ordinance plans.
It is understood a minewash problem and PennDOT have caused some problems at this site. Even though the plans have changed several times over these issues, the approval will be under the April 2009 zoning and SALDO.
Commissioner Douglas Brown revised the motion to approve this under the 2009 Zoning and SALDO.
CCHS students are celebrating senior week through Oct. 26. All upperclassmen will participate in multiple activities throughout the week including: costume day, movie night and a scavenger hunt throughout the school.
Seniors also get a chance to participate in the senior olympics, a very competitive event that includes relay races and many other exciting challenges.