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Thursday, August 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 15

Alburtis area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. There are many bus trips. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Aug. 17

Vacation Bible School: LOST: Searching for Truth, Finding Christ at Emmanuel Assembly of God, 1431 Lehigh Parkway East, Allentown, 6 to 8:30 p.m. through Aug. 17. Children ages four through sixth grade are invited to explore a tropical jungle in search of ultimate truth...

Police conduct checkpoint along Musikfest corridor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.

Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.

The Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force...

Commissioners talk immigration status

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners gave preliminary approval for the 2019-20 Capital Plan July 25. In gross numbers, the plan calls for a five-year total expenditure of $129,107,334.

The first reading of the plan passed 8-0. Commissioner Brad Osborne was absent.

Some big-ticket expenses being funded in 2019 include replacement of the voting system — $3.5 million; the Coplay to Northampton Bridge — $5 million; courthouse upgrades — $1.06 million.

The fledgling...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The city of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.

Municipal Band will perform 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band will perform 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West Park.

The city of Allentown’s “Saturday in the Park” series features a wide variety of music genre’s...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Gerald Earl Moyer Jr., 49, of Emmaus was arrested July 6 at Sixth and Elm streets for allegedly driving under the influence, driving while under suspension and careless driving after he allegedly struck a parked car, according to Emmaus police. Moyer was transported to Lehigh County DUI Center and processed.

Daniel Barry Bortz, 56, of Emmaus, was arrested Aug. 3 for alleged sale or transfer of a firearm and unsworn falsifications after he allegedly attempted to purchase a firearm and...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 are eligible to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.


Lower Macungie Middle School Honor Roll

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in School

Lower Macungie Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter.


Grade 6: Julia Grace Adams, Brianna Kate Amey, Ryan Baig, Gretchen Gabriella Bidwell, Logan Patrick Bitting, Alexa Grace Blagbrough, Lydia Josephine Bowman, Pandora Starr Boyd, Nolan Joshua Butz, Simren Saeed Chaudhry, Olivia Ann Clarke, Cecelia Alice Coleman, Emily Kay Condrack, Sophie Grace Dech, Braelyn Fay Dencler, Madeline Sophia Devine, Dakota Marie...


Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Charles Bednar, an Alburtis resident, spoke with members of borough council at the Aug. 8 meeting about some trees at Lockridge Historical Church. He was concerned some might fall and damage his property and requested the trees be trimmed back or taken down. Council agreed and Alburtis Borough Manager Sharon Trexler will get three quotes.

Lower Macungie Library Finance Manager Susan K. Nenstiel advised council the library has launched a campaign to raise $350,000 to furnish the inside...