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Thursday, July 6, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Warm handoff program seeks to aid addicted

Physician General of Pennsylvania Dr. Rachel Levine gave a press conference at Lehigh Valley Hospital June 12 on new programs which aim at getting drug addicted patients – notably, opioid and heroin abusers – the care they need. Several representatives from the hospital and other local organizations were on hand to give insight on their efforts.


Thursday, July 6, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Truck traffic continues to be a problem

During the June 28 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, Police Chief Robert Palmer discussed the reccurring issue of truck traffic due to the increase of warehouses in the surrounding areas.

Members of council discussed the possibility of moving existing signs or placing new signs to help alleviate the issue. There was also discussion of working with Lower Macungie Township and other municipalities to solve the problem.


Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

New director appointed


The Hillside School has announced the appointment of Stacy K. Shillinger as its director of development.

In her position, Shillinger will develop and implement alumni relations and fundraising programs for the school, including leadership giving, grant writing and corporate support. She also will lead planning efforts for the school’s two annual signature scholarship fundraising events; The Hillside School dinner dance and the golf classic.


Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

July 8

Lower Macungie Township free summer concert series with Pioneer Band at East Texas Park, 5575 E. Texas Road, East Texas, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6924.

The Upper Milford Western District Fire Company, 6341 Chestnut St, Zionsville, will have a French toast, pancake and sausage supper 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a cost.

July 9

The 40th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club “Small on Scale,” at The Holiday Inn, Route 100, Breinigsville.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Bortz Log House hosts open house tours

Tours of the Bortz Log House and kitchen garden, Hamilton Boulevard, Wescosville, included a special treat of free strawberries and ice cream June 11.

Built around 1790 on Route 222 in Wescosville, the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society saved the house from demolition in 1989 when a developer wanted to raze the historical building. And that is when the Lower Macungie Township Historical Society was officially founded, Ann Bartholomew, one of the founding members, said.