Lehigh County Commissioner Daniel McCarthy withdrew a bill he sponsored to put forth funding from the community revitalization grant program at the Sept. 12 commissioners meeting.
The bill would have granted the Borough of Emmaus and Whitehall Township $15,000 each to establish a revolving loan program for new businesses.
There was a birthday party held Sept. 1 at the Village at Willow Lane in Macungie, and not just any birthday party. Over 75 friends and family of Miriam Leeser gathered to help celebrate her 100th birthday with a luncheon, cake and warm wishes.
The D&L Trail Alliance will host the Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit Sept. 19 and 20 at the DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. The summit will focus on planning, building and promoting local and regional trails and greenways across eastern Pennsylvania.
Alburtis Borough Council discussed curbs and sidewalks on Church Street at length with Bill Erdman of Keystone Engineering at their meeting Sept. 12. This will affect property owned by the county, at the ball field, Camp Fire Girls (owned by the Dad and Daughter Association), and residents of Church Street.
Council discussed repairing what is there, putting in curbs only or requiring curbs and sidewalks on one or both sides of the street.
At the request of the Emmaus Main Street Partners, Emmaus council members are researching Pennsylvania's local economic revitalization tax assistance law and its possible application in the borough.
LERTA is a tax abatement program and allows local taxing authorities to exempt businesses from immediate property tax increases for improvements to property if a municipal governing body determines it is located in a deteriorating area.
Alburtis Borough Council had special guests at their meeting Aug. 29 eight Boy Scouts from Alburtis Troup 86 and their Scoutmaster Steve Mehl.
Twice a year, the Scouts visit government functions to earn their First Class Communications Merit Badge. As the meeting opened, the boys saluted the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance and requested anyone not in uniform to put their right hand over their heart during the pledge. President Steve Hill welcomed the boys and invited them to ask questions of council.
Thanks to the help of Good Sheperd and a robotic exoskeleton, Kevin Oldt, of Alburtis, walks across the stage at Musikfest to introduce the Craig Thatcher Band Aug. 12
A tornado-like storm tore through certain areas of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 8 leaving damage along its path.
Residents in Coopersburg and Locust Valley reported major damage mostly with trees down.
Weather warnings began in the early afternoon of Sept. 8 with advisory information.
At Locust Valley Golf Club, 5525 Locust Valley Road, Coopersburg, the manager of the pro shop Rick Schwab, watched the skies get dark quickly.
"At 4 p.m., I saw a big dark black cloud and then the wind, rain and branches went flying by our big window. It was a white mess going by."
The Emmaus Public Library will host Dr. Ziad Munson for a program 7 p.m. titled, "The Great Red Herring: How al-Qaida Blinds us to Terrorism." Munson, a sociology professor at Lehigh University, will deliver the talk about terrorism for adults and mature teens in the Gardner Room of the library. He will include what a terrorist group looks like, how it forms and develops and how our obsession with al-Qaida over the last 10 years has blinded us to other forms of possible future terrorism.