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Thursday, December 14, 2017

‘A Stroll ThroughThe Past’ available

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, announced the release of “Alburtis, A Stroll Through The Past.” This 171-page, softbound history of Alburtis is available at Alburtis Borough Hall while supplies last. There is a charge.

The book provides historical photographs and maps of the villages of Alburtis and Lock Ridge and traces their merger in 1913 to become the Borough of Alburtis.

Old photographs, taken in 1906 by Charles and...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Lower Macungie Fire Chief Dave Nosal attended the Dec. 8 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting to talk about issues with commercial businesses.

Nosal talked about the many different types of alarms from fire and smoke to CO2 detectors as well as alarms which warn about water within a building.

Alarms can be activated at various times of the day but Nosal said alarms activated after hours become a problem especially for those who do not notify the fire...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors got back to regular business Dec. 11. This time, they met with a majority of members favoring the administration’s full-day kindergarten proposal which had been defeated Oct. 23.

Newly elected board directors Adam Smith and Alisa Bowman, Board President Alan Earnshaw and Ziad Munson voted “aye” on Paul Champagne’s motion to “approve the alteration of the district’s educational program by eliminating its half-day kindergarten program and...


Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 13

Emmaus Historical Society Christmas Covered Dish Party 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. Call the museum if attending and leave a message if you are bringing an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Appetizers will be available upon arrival for members to snack and visit before dinner.

Dec. 16

The Upper Milford Western District Fire Company will hold its annual Breakfast with Santa 8 to 11 a.m. at the fire department...