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Thursday, December 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board reorganizes

An organizational meeting was held Dec. 3 by the East Penn Board of School Directors. Ken Bacher and Paul Champagne were promptly returned to their previously held posts of president and vice president respectively, by unanimous board votes.

Board Secretary Janine Allen presided over the meeting until Adam Smith was elected president pro tempore to briefly oversee the swearing in of new members and the election of officers.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Agency seeks help in identifying woman

The Federal Bureau of Investigation needs help identifying an unknown female who may have information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.

Photographs, a sketch, and an informational poster depicting the individual, known as Jane Doe 37, are available to the public and can be found online at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap/unknown-individual-jane-doe-37.

Pip the Mouse brings Christmas spirit to Liberty Bell Museum

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum in the Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, Allentown.

The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking attendees.

Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.

“The Flutations” provided entertainment for the evening, playing a selection of holiday songs throughout the reception in addition to the final carol.

Newsies strike at the JCC

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Newsboy Jack Kelly plans to lead a group of young newspaper salesmen against big business Dec. 12, 14 and 15 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, when Stagemakers at the J presents the musical “Newsies.”

Based on a true story, the year is 1899 and New York City Publisher Joseph Pulitzer has made a set of rules that make it difficult for young newspaper sellers to make a living.

In an effort to enact change against these unfair practices, the young salesmen go on strike.

The show has music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman.


Sunday, December 8, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Mountain View Estates development tabled again

During the Nov. 21 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, Mountain View Estates (formerly Elbow Lane subdivision) was introduced as a unique development. It borders the Pennsylvania Turnpike which will cause serious constraints in the building of patios and other outside structures and areas. Commissioner Brian Higgins spoke about the turnpike widening. There is a proposed easement along the Pennsylvania Turnpike line but the concern is over the widening and water runoff.