Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.
Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved the move of the Emmaus Farmers Market to Emmaus Triangle Park at the Jan. 21 council meeting.
The relocation proposal came after the announcement that the BB&T branch on 235 Main St. was closing. The farmers market was held in the BB&T parking lot Sunday mornings.
Councilwoman Teri Sorg-McManamon feels this move could greatly benefit the downtown shops and market vendors.
The Jan. 15 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with some reorganization.
Tom Beil was given the chairman position; Maury Robert was named vice chairman and Tim Pickle was named to the secretary position. All the appointments were unanimous.
Midshipman Troy Brennan, son of Jennifer and Edward Brennan, of Allentown, recently completed Sea Year training at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y.
Brennan was nominated to the elite federal service academy by Sen. Pat Toomey and is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
“The World is Our Campus” is emblematic of Sea Year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s signature training program, where midshipmen spend one year training aboard ocean going vessels.
Macungie Borough Council President Chris Becker made note of Mack Trucks utilizing the Tyler Pipe parking lot at the Jan. 21 meeting.
There is a problem with trucks leaving the parking lot and running over the public sign in the bump out. Becker wants to bill Mack Trucks for the damages. There is also potential damage to the landscaping in the bump out.
Issues are being discussed between the borough and the Macungie Farmers Market. Costs for starting up are of concern along with the general procedure of the separation.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, # 1, Alburtis. Activities include a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.