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LVPA Theatre presentation

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by DANA GRUBB Special to The Press in Local News

"The Bacchae," written by the ancient Greek writer of tragedy Euripides, was performed by the Lehigh Valley Charter School for Performing Arts Theatre Group Dec. 12 through 16 to sold out audiences in the LVPA Black Box Theatre.

Using Nicholas Rudall's recent translation, director and choreographer Ashley Tait's all theater majors student cast recounted the story of the god Dionysus taking revenge on the people and king of ancient Thebes. Tait said "The Bacchae's" festive and celebratory content made the production a fit for the holiday season.


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

Nativity offered Dec. 13-16

Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6735 Cetronia Road, Lower Macungie Township, is offering a free outdoor nativity with live characters and animals 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, 15 and 16 and 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14.

The 8-minute show runs continually each night.

A Christmas concert, "All Bow Down," will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

There will be free popcorn and hot chocolate.

For more information, call 610-398-1711 or visit twcallentown.org.

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.