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EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Willow Lane Elementary School parents voice concern over walking safety

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Parents of Willow Lane students represented the community voice Dec. 10 at the school board meeting, speaking collectively for nearly an hour of their unanimous concerns.

Nearly all of the 17 who spoke had attended a meeting for parents Nov. 27 where an engineer explained to them the plan for instituting the elementary school as a designated walking school, part of the district's original plan for the school. But all agreed the meeting had generated more questions than answers.

Sweet Adelines

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Holiday concert set for Dec. 15

The Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus will present "Christmas Cards to the Lehigh Valley," a fun and festive holiday performance for the whole family 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the church social hall of SS. Simon and Jude, 730 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.

A reception of Christmas cookies and hot beverages will immediately follow the event.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance with a discount for seniors and children under age 12.

This is an award-winning, all-women a cappella chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International.

LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS No new property tax in 2013 budget

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Commissioners said the 2013 budget presented at the Dec. 6 meeting reflects a good working, stable budget that maintains the high quality of services for the residents.

There will be no new property tax, no increase in refuse bills and a 10 percent increase in sewer bills which will be about a $20 to $25 increase in annual cost to residents.

LCA, Lower Mac under fire in Upper Milford

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

Lower Macungie Township and the Lehigh County Authority came under fire from both residents and supervisors at the Dec. 6 Upper Milford Township supervisors meeting.

The LCA was blasted for referring to the recent sewer leak on Main Road East as a "small" leak, and for not responding quickly enough to a township request to stop the leak.

Students dig deep for history at 1803 House

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

True to their school's name, students dug through soil horizons and found artifacts representing what could have been seven generations of life at the historic 1803 House.

In preparation for a future herb garden, sixth and seventh grade students at Seven Generations Charter School excavated next to one of Emmaus' treasured historic landmarks with an archeological dig.

Educational Specialist and Middle School Spanish Teacher Ryan Loughren guided the students using the Pythagorean theorem to map out a five-site grid, marking the four corners and middle of the planned garden.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 13

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society will hold their general membership meeting 7 p.m. at their headquarters. Contact Kevin Shoemaker at alhs18011@aol.com for more information.

Dec. 15

Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, will host a bake sale and an all you can eat breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. There will be a cost for guests six and over. The public is welcome to attend.

Dec. 16