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Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

‘Space Party’ honors local girl

Recently, the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown hosted a “Space Party” in honor of Abigail Zukowski’s birthday, an 11-year-old girl from Emmaus who was fatally struck by a car in 2015 while walking home from school. Abbie would have turned 15 this year.

This was the second annual event that brought out more than 500 attendees from far and wide across state lines.

Groundhog Lodge No. 1 members celebrate the groundhog

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.

This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MELISSA BALTAZAR in Local News

Resolution passed

Vice President of the Council Rosanne Schleicher commended public works for doing a great job in cleaning up after the recent snow storm at the Feb. 4 Macungie Borough Council meeting. “The streets were noticeably clean hours after the storm,” she said. President Chris Becker agreed that a gesture of gratitude for the public works department is in order.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

It’s a go — Welcome to Emmaus Wawa

Emmaus Borough Council approved Resolution 2019-8 approving the preliminary/final subdivision and preliminary/final land development plans of Cedar Crest Chestnut Development, L.P. for the proposed Wawa at its Feb. 4 meeting.

The convenience store will be located at 150 N. 10th St., Emmaus, on a 2.29 acre tract of land owned by H.P. Altman Colonial Crest, L.P. The remaining 29.25 acre tract will continue to be used as an apartment complex except as provided in the plans.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council tables decision on police consortium

Alburtis Borough Council met Jan. 30 with all members present and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong and Emmaus Main Street Partners Manager Ashley Lorah visiting.

Lorah said she wants to have better communication about the borough’s businesses, events and happenings. She met with Borough Manager Sharon Trexler and they will be communicating with each other about events.

Restaurant week is March 3-9 in Emmaus.

Council asked Armstrong if there were any plans for the buildings to be repaired at Lock Ridge Park. He said he did not know but would check into it.