PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Lower Macungie Historical Society holds an open house recently.
Items from the closed King George Inn, Cedar Crest and Hamilton boulevards, South Whitehall Township, were auctioned off Dec. 17, 2012.
Restaurant items such as ovens, tables, chairs, flatware and china went out for bid 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After 3 p.m., antiques and collectables, which adorned the restaurant throughout its history were auctioned.
The one dining room was filled to capacity with bidders with overflow reaching into the adjoining dining room.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHArTRAND
Santa visits the Lower Macungie Township Library.
The Upper Milford Township Supervisors passed the 2013 budget Dec. 27, 2012 with a unanimous vote from all three supervisors.
Robert Sentner, however, did not vote for the approval of the township's agreement plan with Emmaus Public Library. This counts effectively as a "no" vote. Sentner says he isn't against libraries in any way only the "mechanism" by which they are funded through the township.
The burned body of a white or light-skinned Hispanic female was found in a wooded area of Chestnut Hill Road, Salisbury Township, Dec. 27, 2012.
According to District Attorney Jim Martin, the woman was discovered around 9:40 a.m. along the side of the road, just south of the entrance to the Unami Fish and Game Protective Association Inc. He said a fire was reported to police and the body was found between the guardrail and a tree.
According to Martin, the death is being investigated as "suspicious."
PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANT
Breakfast with Santa was held Dec. 15 at the Parkland Restaurant in South Whitehall Township.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND
Lehigh Valley International Airport holds their annual Festival of Trees.
Emmaus Borough Council passed their 2013 budget at a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012.
The budget will increase the 2013 tax rate to 4.325 mills. Councilman Brian Holtzhafer said this will amount to an increase of $20 for the average household in the borough.
The budget passed 4-3 with Lee Ann Gilbert, Jeff Shubzda, Brian Holtzhafer and Mike Waddell voting for it and Nathan Brown, Brent Labenberg and Wesley Barrett in opposition..
The Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Frank Kovacs from Pennsylvania Senior Patrol at CARIE will speak and a business meeting will follow. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
DevonHouse Senior Living residents are given the gift of music.