Alburtis Borough Council appointed Kathleen Palmer as mayor at their regular meeting Nov. 14 to fill the vacancy left when former Mayor Robert Mader passed away Oct. 22.
Unprecedented in the history of Alburtis, Palmer is their first female mayor.
"I want to say thank you to everybody and I'll do my best for the borough," Palmer said following her appointment.
Volunteering to fill the position ending in 2013 were Palmer and Scott Stoneback of Media People in Alburtis and current chairman of the Alburtis Centennial Committee.
PRESS PHOTOS BY TYLER D. MARTIN
The Swain School holds annual Founder's day celebration.
The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.
Children enjoyed face painting, a lollipop tree game, pumpkin painting and more recently at Alburtis Area Community Center's fall festival and cow pie bingo. Many were invited to the festival; however, fewer rides, games and vendors participated this year. Coordinator Sherry Oels did not know the reason for the drop in attendance because all were notified, but thought it might be due to the present economy.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus High School Class of 1951 met at Brookside Country Club recently to hold their 61st class reunion.
Upper Milford Township supervisors Nov. 15 approved a $2.2 million budget for 2013, with no tax increase.
There was little discussion on the budget by either supervisors or the audience. The budget will be available for review by the public until the end of the year. The board scheduled a year-end meeting for Dec. 27, at which time a final budget will be approved.
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.
the IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips:
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.