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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by ALLI POCZAK in Local News

PSU-LV RISE club hosts men’s strut for awareness

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicked off recently. This was the fifth annual walk hosted by the campus’s RISE club, a national organization with the mission to “rise up against sexual violence, abuse, trafficking and exploitation in the community, through awareness prevention, action and aftercare.”

Lehigh County Office of Aging pays tribute to Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to unsung heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Building, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Some of the honorees at the tribute included Linda E. Hengeveld, Ann E. Bartholomew, William E. Palmer, Melinda K. Bonanni and James W. Harper.

Linda E. Hengeveld

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Potential agreement of sale

During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 16, the commissioners announced the potential agreement of sale for the Lichtenwalner Farm along Macungie and Indian Creek roads for farmland preservation.

The Lichtenwalner Farm is 133 acres and has the best soil in the county, according to Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ronald W. Beitler. The farm is the second highest ranked farm in Lehigh County below the Weiner tract, according to Beitler.

LMT PLANNING COMMISSION

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

U-Haul and wireless ordinance discussed

The May 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on a proposal from U-Haul for a self-storage area and the 5G Wireless Ordinance update.

Planning Director Sara Pandl said the project was a non-conforming use and the applicant was looking for a variance. The property would be Spring Creek Road near Route 100. Pandl said the buildings on the property would be outside of the 500-year flood plain on the property.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Neighbors’ concerns mount

“This is ridiculous,” township resident Gerald L. Reinbold Jr. said as he addressed the Upper Milford Township supervisors May 16.

Reinbold was talking about his neighbor’s property, which he said is strewn with vehicles and trespassing chickens. He continued to object to the cars parked along the neighborhood roads near the property.