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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

April 4

“Walk with Your Doc” event at St. Luke’s University Health Network, Anderson campus. Offered in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s National Walking Day. After a brief program, participants will join Dwithiya Thomas, M.D., a cardiologist with St. Luke’s Cardiology Associates in Bethlehem, and Bonnie Coyle, M.D., chairman of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, for a walk around the 2-mile walking trail on the Anderson campus. For more information, call 484-526-4134.

April 5

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

No ‘spirits’ for Turkey Hill in Macungie

During a public hearing April 2 at the Macungie Borough Council meeting, Turkey Hill Mini Market, 141 W. Main St., requested the proposed transfer of a liquor license from a Turkey Hill in South Whitehall to the store in Macungie.

In June 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a liquor reform bill to allow the sale of alcohol in grocery stores and gas stations, among other changes to the liquor system.

Shooting under investigation at Walmart Supercenter, Lower Macungie Township

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

An investigation continues in the shooting of a suspected shoplifter at the Walmart Supercenter, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, March 28.

In a press conference March 29, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Richard H. D’Ambrosio, commanding officer of Troop M., Bethlehem, provided details of the incident.

“At approximately 8:50 p.m., a subject entered the Walmart wearing a mask and a wig,” D’Ambrosio said.

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

To plant trees or not plant trees in the Hills at Lockridge – council will decide

Ted Miller, a resident of Racite Road in the Hills at Lockridge, spoke with Alburtis Borough Council members at the March 28 meeting concerning the trees to be planted on his street and in his yard. He claimed red oak and white oak, ash and linden trees are favorites of the Spotted Lantern Fly which will destroy the trees. He suggested planting ornamental dwarf trees which only grow about 20 feet or so instead and did not want a tree planted in his yard.

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Plans in the works for a new trash hauler

It was unanimously voted by the Emmaus Borough Council at the April 2 meeting to bid out services for the borough’s refuse and recycling for the second half of 2018.

The borough’s current contract with JP Mascaro ends July 1 and council has no intention to further renew the contract after being with them for the past four years.

Besides the borough having multiple issues with Mascaro over the last several months, Councilman Jeff Shubzda said council wants to modify the bid specifications and in turn see what better opportunities come their way.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by The Press in Local News

March 29

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will hold a “Coffee and Conversation” event at his Coopersburg district office, Village Center, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Simmons said his goal is to engage his constituents in an open dialogue and see where they stand on state and local issues.

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building, Old Zionsville. The program is “The Story of the 1803 House.” Refreshments will be provided; all are welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4376.

March 31