On Feb. 14, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, activist and suffragette, founded what was to become the League of Women Voters. To commemorate this event, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County hosted a Hot Topics luncheon featuring an appearance by regional actress Pat Jordan in the role of Carrie Chapman Catt.
The Feb. 11 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission involved two projects – U-Haul Self Storage and Jaindl Commercial Park.
The meeting began with a discussion of the Jaindl Commercial Park North project at 6161 Hamilton Blvd. The planning commission conferred with staff and members of the Lower Macungie Fire Department to determine the emergency access service point on the property. Tom Harper, of Zator Law and Bud Newton, of Newton Engineering represented the Jaindl Commercial Park project.
Upper Milford Township Supervisors confirmed Feb. 6 they are in no hurry to replace James Krippe the fired Upper Milford Township Emergency Management Coordinator. When asked by The Press if the supervisors were actively looking for an emergency management coordinator, Supervisor Robert Sentner said, “No, not right now.”
When asked “Why not?” he said, “Because we aren’t looking for one right now. The fire companies are handling it, so we aren’t looking for one right now.”
Joy filled the room as residents at Legend of Allentown celebrated Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 with “Waffles with your Sweetheart.”
Loved ones savored waffles with whipped cream and a choice of toppings prepared by Chef Sargent Majors. Staff set up a festive Valentine-themed exhibit of vintage photographs of the couples, including several framed wedding and anniversary pictures. The golden-agers also basked in the sound of golden oldies.
Republican Vicki Lightcap has announced her candidacy for the 131st State House District.
“I look forward to delivering my message and discussing my qualifications with the voters of the 131st State House District,” Lightcap said. “With over 35 years’ experience as a businesswoman in finance and manufacturing, I have a unique perspective on what strengthens our economy and how jobs are created, and I can tell you, the best way for government to help business is to get out of the way.”
As part of the Catholic Schools Week festivities, St. Ann School, in Emmaus, not only showcased the accomplishments of its students but also reached out to the community. This year, students earned a dress down day by donating to the service dog training group Alpha Bravo Canine.