Emmaus Borough Council passed an ordinance amending the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission at the March 4 meeting.
The new ordinance primarily pertains to the commission's rules in hiring, promoting or demoting Emmaus police officers. The new ordinance outlines procedures regarding police personnel and creates a clear set of rules for the addition of officers, including testing and background investigations.
Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) will hold the third annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration March 16 in downtown historic Bethlehem.
The daylong event "Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks" will begin at 1 p.m. followed by activities in the Sun Inn Courtyard starting at 3 p.m.
For information, visit www.celticfest.org.
PRESS PHOTO BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
A Cat in the Hat storytime was held March 2 at the Lower Macungie Library to celebrate the writing of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss as part of Read Across America activities. At the time of his death in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children's books.
Angela DelGrosso, daughter of John and Stephanie DelGrosso, of Allentown, was named to the dean's honor list.
PRESS PHOTO BY TYLER D. MARTIN
First Niagara Bank presents a check to Emmaus Main Street Partners.
Gregory Williams, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Gettysburg College.
Emergency personnel from Salisbury Township responded to a report of an unknown white substance in an unaddressed envelope at the office of Senator Pat Toomey, R-Pa., at 1150 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 101, Allentown, 12:50 p.m. Feb. 25.
The Lehigh County Special Operations Team, who responds to hazardous materials incidents in the county, came to the scene to safely remove and test the suspicious material.
According to a Salisbury Township Police Department press release, it was determined on the scene the substance was not harmful or hazardous.
The following students from Allentown were named to the dean's list at Millersville University: Ashley Cavanaugh, Casey Fager, Jason Klinger, Haley Lynott, Emily Rieser and Brian Smith.
Pennsylvania State Police Commander Lt. Paul Gaspich presented the biannual report for Lower Macungie Township at the meeting Feb. 21.
The report notes an increase in DUI arrests which shows troopers are proactive and have increased their awareness of DUI offenses,
Gaspich said there is increased activity in gang offenses, terrorism and drug activities.
Police report the Latin Kings have body armor, one of which had a slug in it.
The Emmaus Anniversary Gallery was dedicated and opened for viewing during a celebratory gathering at Emmaus Borough Hall Feb. 19.
The Emmaus Arts Commission, members of Emmaus Borough Council and borough employees unveiled the collection of artwork and memorabilia showcasing some of the rich history in the borough.
Visitors to borough hall will now be greeted by the limited edition prints of the original artwork used for the Emmaus Christmas cards sold during the holiday season.