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Thursday, December 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Emmaus Garden Club brings holiday cheer to 1803 House

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the 1803 House in Emmaus, but you can’t credit Santa Claus or his elves for that.

Instead thank the Emmaus Garden Club, whose members spent a couple of hours Nov. 29 with their clippers creating windowsill arrangements for the historic home.

“We enjoy getting together and doing something such as this,” Faye Schuler, president of the garden club, said. “It’s something we take seriously.”

Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.

LMT Planning

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Spring Creek Properties development discussed

The Nov. 13 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of a funeral home from Ricky Kulik Real Estate LLC.

The project was represented by Ron Saluatore of Matthews Environmental Solutions. Township Planning Director Sara Pandl was happy with the project’s landscaping plan, which includes a water feature in the detention basin as well as a gazebo.

There were a few waivers the applicant requested including a separate preliminary and final plan, a waiver involving the slope of the water basin and the extension of the sanitary sewer line.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Party line vote overturns budget veto

In a party-line 6–3 vote, Lehigh County Commissioners Nov. 14 overturned the administration’s Oct. 31 veto of the Lehigh County 2019 budget.

Democrat Commissioners Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment which reduces the tax rate for Lehigh County citizens for 2019.

The action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be for 2019. The commissioners approved a 3.64 millage rate marked down from 3.79 mils Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong wanted.