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Friday, May 19, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Congratulations to the cast, crew and pit of “Miss Saigon” with 18 Freddy nominations including: Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra, Outstanding Use of Scenery, Outstanding Use of Costumes, Outstanding use of Lighting, Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance - Julia Bezems and Thomas Riley, “Sun & Moon,” Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Erin McGowan as Ellen, Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Sebastian...


Friday, May 19, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School received a school record of eight Freddy Award nominations May 11 for the spring musical “Anything Goes.” The show received nominations for outstanding costuming, choreography, chorus, production number and production by a small school. Sophomore Dylan Brown was nominated for outstanding male ensemble member for his role as Elisha J. Whitney and senior Abby Garza received two nominations, one for her solo vocal performance of “I Get a Kick Out of You”...

Buckeye Tavern set to open May 22

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.

The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.

Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.

“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.

There is no second floor on the building due...


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed May 29 in observation of Memorial Day.

The Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” will begin June 10. The program includes prizes for reading and special programs.

Miss Lisa will be available to help with registration and answer questions 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 7 to discuss “The Girls of Atomic City” by Denise Kiernan. The book for July 5 is “Before the Fall”...

Buckeye Tavern receives certificate of ‘Haunt’ thenticity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”

The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.

LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer...


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

May 17

Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets. There will be an election of board directors, followed by the program by Bill Barto on “The Emaus Band Goes to War-Part II.” The Emaus Band, led by John Z. Iobst, marched to Doylestown in September 1861 and enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Part Two will answer the question of where the band was while the regiment was under heavy attack at the 1862 Fair Oaks...


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

An Alburtis man faces charges of aggravated and simple assault and harassment after he allegedly pointed a handgun at two people and struck a man in the face with a gun.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by borough police, Stephen Charles Baumann, 40, of the 200 block of South Main Street, pointed a medium sized silver semi-automatic handgun at two people the evening of May 3. He also allegedly struck one person, a male, in the face with the muzzle of the gun, “causing bodily...