Lehigh County Commissioners on Dec. 11 appointed Heidi Baer as a member of the board of directors for the Lehigh County Housing Authority, a non-paid position. Baer is a resident of North Whitehall Township.
Breakfast with Santa at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation. Free candy and an orange for children. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost. For more information, contact the church office at 610-966-3011.
Jan. 5, 2020
German Christmas Service 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus.
Jan. 11, 2020
Former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning announced at the Hotel Bethlehem Nov. 21 he is running against 7th Congressional District Democrat Susan Wild for U.S. House of Representatives.
The seat he seeks was long held by Republican Charlie Dent, who resigned. Wild bested Republican Marty Nothstein for the office in 2018. Browning said he wants to make her a “one-time Congresswoman.”
Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?
A. My mom and dad, my brother, our two dogs and our cat.
Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?
A. Being able to spend one more year with the friends I’ve grown up with before I start the next exciting chapter of my life.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. History, because I find it very interesting to see how society evolved to become the way it is today.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
It was announced at the Dec. 16 Emmaus Borough Council meeting the borough is putting the old Rodale property back up for sale.
The property, located at 33 E. Minor St. and the adjacent parking lot at 10 E. Minor St. were bought by the borough for $2.95 million back in 2015. The plan was to convert the former Rodale headquarters into the new municipal offices.
Borough Manager Shane Pepe said the reselling of the property was decided after they were given a new quoted construction estimate of $14.8 million, which is nearly triple the originally quoted price of $4.9 million.