The Borough of Emmaus will close a portion of North 10th Street beginning this week.
1st – Cub Pack 80 – Scouting for food
2nd – Cheryl Chickey’s Performance Art Center
3rd – Bark Wars – Boston Terrier of LV
Marching Group with a Float
1st – Spaceballs – Holly Williams
2nd – Monster Squad – Matt Ritter
3rd – Bee-kind - East Penn Cheerleading
4th – App-y Halloween - Girl Scout Troop 6619
5th – Tattered Tails Animal Rescue
1st – Hawaii - Girl Scout Troop 689
2nd – The Flintstones – Melanie Carwell and family
Lehigh County Commissioners voted Oct. 11 to appeal U.S. District Judge Edward Smith’s ruling in favor of the Freedom From Religion Foundation in their suit against Lehigh County’s continued use of a Christian cross in the county seal.
The 6-3 vote came after an executive session when commissioners discussed the case.
In the public session, three commissioners voted against appealing the decision: David Jones, Geoff Brace and Dan Hartzell.
The East Penn Board of School Directors voted 5 to 4 against the administration’s proposal to alter the educational program by eliminating its half-day kindergarten program and replacing it with full-day kindergarten for every district elementary school. The vote was held Oct. 23.
Voting “no” were Directors Carol Allen, Charles Ballard, Chris Donatelli, Rebecca Heid and Rev. Waldemar Vinovskis. Those who voted “aye” were board President Alan Earnshaw, Vice President Dr. Ken Bacher, Paul Champagne and Ziad Munson.
An Eagle Scout project was presented for consideration at the Oct. 19 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
Eric Newcomer was seeking permission to make some improvements at Camp Olympic Park.
Plans include building a dirt box where there is currently a patch of weeds. The box will be built into a hill and leveled off. The 12 foot by 8 foot box is similar to one built at Quarry Park.
Borough Manager Ellen Koplin presented township supervisors with a draft 2018 township budget at the Oct. 19 Lower Milford Township Supervisors meeting.
There is no real estate tax millage increase proposed in the draft document.
The draft budget reflects the salary for an assistant secretary/manager at $50,000.
There is an approximate 9 percent increase for employee benefits from a budgeted 2017 amount of $72,939 to a 2018 amount of $90,969. Also in the draft budget is a 3 percent increase in commissions for the township tax collector.
Civilians and first responders recognized for burn heroism at 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards celebration
The Harrisburg Bureau of Fire was recognized with the first ever President’s Award for its resolve in overcoming multiple tragedies during the 12th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, recently.
The event recognized a dozen first responders, their departments and everyday citizens for acts of heroism or commitment to burn education.