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UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Storm response praised

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

"This is the best I've seen yet," Upper Milford Township supervisor George DeVault said Nov. 1 of the township's response to Hurricane Sandy.

DeVault, who is also a member of the Vera Cruz Fire Department, said a pre-storm meeting of emergency personnel was very helpful.

Most of the brief Nov. 1 supervisors' meeting was taken up by discussion of the storm and its aftermath.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ Special to The PRess in Local News

Amended version of budget passed along party lines

The Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of the county executive's budget at their meeting Oct. 24.

The amendment directed the county executive to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million. The new budget turned a $6.5 million one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million. The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.

Scary stories at Log House

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by ANN BARTHOLOMEW Special to The Press in Local News

Charles Kiernan entertained members and friends of the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society recently with scary stories told in the Bortz Log House in Wescosville.

Kiernan, a board member of the historical society, is a member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild. Among the tales he told in his inimitable style were some derived from the tales of the Brothers Grimm, others based on ancient English and Irish myths and one set in his own creation, the village of Lost Dollar with its strange and memorable residents.


Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by The Press in Local News

2012 prize winners

Marching Group

First Place - Sharon Plessl School of Dance - "Twisted Circus"

Second Place - Boy Scout Venture Crew #1 - "Greek Gods"

Third Place - South Parkland Youth Assoc. Cheerleaders - "Mardi Gras"

Marching Group with a Float

First Place - St. Ann's Cub Pack 80 - "Monster Derby"

Second Place - Cub Pack 25 - "Camping"

Third Place - East Penn Emmaus Midget Football Association (EPEMFA) Various floats for different teams.

Small Floats

First Place - East Coast USA Pageants "Nicole Lichtenwalner"