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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council approved a zoning change involving the proposed Townhouses at South Mountain at the council meeting Oct. 16.

The new proposed townhouse community will be located on the 9.85 acres located between Tilghman and Arch streets and will allow a proposed 49-unit townhouse development. The zoning change request was put forward by W2B2, LLC, who bought the property from Rodale.

The original concept was to have three-quarters residential medium and one-quarter...


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134, will host his annual senior expo Oct. 19 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The free event will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the public.

Exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies and a variety of senior-focused organizations are scheduled to attend and will offer information about programs and services designed to meet the needs of older Pennsylvanians....

Volunteers needed

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed. A Halloween parade committee meeting is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on the second floor of borough hall Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Special to The Press

Alburtis Mayor Kathleen Palmer began the Oct. 11 meeting of the Alburtis Borough Council with a moment of silence for the victims of the recent Las Vegas shooting. Palmer mentioned she knew someone who lost a family member in the attack.

Boy Scout Troop 86 Scoutmaster Les Bowers asked about the possibility of having a place at Alburtis Borough Hall to collect retired flags. The flags would be collected four times a year and the Troop will have a flag...


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Macungie Borough Council began its Oct. 16 meeting with a discussion regarding the Main Street Streetscape Plan. There has been a significant amount of concern from citizens and business owners regarding the Main Street Streetscape Plan, but Macungie Borough Council President Chis Becker is not discouraged.

“It takes a vision and persistence to make change,” Becker said.

“The whole point of the project is to slow traffic down entering the borough. It helps with our sense of...

‘A Taste of Soup’ Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


“A Taste of Soup” will be held noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Lower Macungie Township Library, 3450 Brookside Road. Kathee Rhode, library executive director, said there will be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge will be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”

Local restaurants, caterers and individuals are invited to submit their favorite soup(s) for the...


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Sgt. Jay Ruff retired from the Alburtis Police Department after 43 years of service in the community he has lived in all of his life. In honor of his service, a retirement dinner was held recently at Lehigh Lodge on Route 100 in Macungie.

Approximately 50 people attended the dinner including Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer and his wife Jill, all Alburtis police officers, Mayor Kathleen Palmer, Retired Police Chief Kenneth Solomon, several council members, William Royer from the...