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.
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Emmaus High School held their annual senior citizens luncheon Nov. 15 as a way of saying thanks.
The Central Catholic Administration will be holding a free tuition raffle for the class of 2017.
All eighth grade students who submit their complete application and registration fee by Feb. 2, 2013 will be automatically entered into the drawing. For more information regarding the application process or tuition raffle, contact the admissions department at 610-437-4601 or visit the school's website at acchs.info.
Thomas Hylton, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and renowned advocate for "smart growth" will speak 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Macungie Institute, Main Street, Macungie.
The public and local government officials are invited.
To the Editor:
In a recent court hearing regarding development of the farmland around Spring Creek Road in Lower Macungie Township, Joe Zator (Jaindl's attorney) was reported saying, "My client isn't going away.
"This property is going to be developed. It's just a matter of time. A half-dozen residents can persist as long as they want, but development will occur."
Players of the Stage, a community theater group for local students that aims to glorify God through the art of drama is taking to the stage once again this holiday season to perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 7, and 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown.
This heartwarming Christmas classic is about less-fortunate children who find their way into a church building to get dessert and end up taking control of the small town's Christmas pageant.
Tickets are free but reservations are required.
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Lauren Slepetz, of Macungie, checks out the baskets at the Union Lutheran Church basket party while 2-month-old Lainey sleeps in the stroller.