East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bluebells? Or not bluebells?

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Are the bluebells that appear each spring in meadows adjacent to the Lock Ridge Park and Furnace Museum really bluebells? Or are they some other example of popular wild floral species?

A letter to the East Penn Press editor raised that question a few seasons back after a photo of the flowers appeared in an edition of the newspaper. The writer said the flowers appeared to her to be “blue hyacinths.”

Lehigh County Controller Eckhart to speak at forum

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart will serve as a panelist during the eighth annual U.S. Private Equity Forum in New York City.

The annual forum is the leading investor-centric meeting for limited partners looking to invest in private markets. The two-day event draws over 500 investors, funds and advisers to discuss sectors and investment opportunities throughout the United States.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Zoning ordinance approved for submission

The April 16 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission centered on the submission of the overhauled zoning ordinance to the township board of commissioners. The zoning ordinance project had taken more than a year to complete.

A motion made to submit and advertise the zoning ordinance, along with the open space document and a flood plain appendix, was approved unanimously.

The zoning ordinance will be made available to the public on the township’s website the Monday before the board of commissioners meeting.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

May 2

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Doug Peters, The Trolley Man will attend. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

The Allentown Public Library, 1210 W. Hamilton St., will host its spring book sale 1 to 7 p.m. Also 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4.