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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Lease renewed with Seven Generations; Volunteer of the Year recognized

Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved a five-year lease renewal with the Seven Generations Charter School at its June 19 meeting.

This lease agreement allows the school to use a section of the borough owned building on 33 E. Minor Street. The lease starts July 1 with an annual rent of $155,428, which will have a 1.5 percent increase annually until the end of the contract, which will have the rent up to $220,156 by 2021.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Fire department certification form signed by council president

Macungie Borough Council’s June 19 meeting focused on the fire department and the budget for the Macungie Institute.

Council discussed a fire department certification form during the meeting. Questions had been raised about whether the form was signed by Council President Chris Becker.

It was revealed during the meeting Becker did sign the form during the Nov. 23, 2015, borough council meeting. The form was brought to the meeting by the fire chief and Becker was told the form had to be signed that night.

Emmaus Flag Day celebration unites community

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Emmaus residents and friends celebrated Flag Day with music, poetry, essays and special recognitions June 14 at Emmaus Community Park. Thanks to the efforts of the Emmaus Woman’s Club of Emmaus Flag Day Committee co-chairs Pat Stasko and Pat Waller, attendees were unified in an appreciation of the history and values embodied by the American flag.

The program opened with an invocation by Monsignor Edward Coyle, pastor of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, Emmaus.

Participants recited the Pledge of Allegiance and Christine Castiello sang “The Star Spangled Banner.”


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors slam Kohler development plans

A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.

Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Proclamation for Craig and Ann Bartholomew for preservation of LMT’s historical events

At the June 15 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was issued by the commissioners honoring Craig and Ann Bartholomew for their work in preserving the history of the township. Their work has been formulated into a book. A new museum has been formed in their name at Camp Olympic. The new museum will be called Bartholomew Center for the Preservation of Lower Macungie Township History.