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Parkland Garden Club awards scholarships to area students

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Cody Myers and Brandon Smale are the recipients of the Parkland Garden Club's annual $750 scholarships, which have been awarded for the past 25 years.

Cody, the son of Brooke and Ken Myers, is a graduate of Emmaus High School.

He will attend Philadelphia University to study landscape architecture.

Brandon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smale, is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School. He will attend Delaware Valley College to study agricultural business.


ALBURTIS COLUMN Lock Ridge Historical Society meets Oct. 11

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by PATRICIA PLOUFFE Special to The Press in Columns

I spent last week in New England visiting my older sister. It's a long ride up from here and for the third year in a row, rained most of the way. However, coming home the Lord and sunshine were with us. Autumn had arrived in full splendor. Color was everywhere, from palest yellow bushes to deep red of tall trees along the roads and highways. Cool brisk air was a welcome change after our steamy summer. Pumpkins, a few corn stalks and seasonal decorations reminded us Halloween was on its way...

Positive attitudes abound at Eyer's Fall Frolic

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Students enjoyed games and activities at the Fall Frolic, a major PAWS fundraising event, held recently at Eyer Middle School, Macungie.

Students with a pre-paid ticket could go on all the rides, play all the games and participate in all of the activities.

During the event the hallways at Eyer were alive with crowds of students lined up and socializing while waiting their turn to play games or participate in activities.

A group of students gathered in the hallway were...

LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Bond refinancing to save township money

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Financial Consultant Gary Pulcini spoke to the commissioners at their Sept. 20 meeting about refinancing bonds within Lower Macungie. The refinancing of $3.2 million in bonds would cost about $75,000 and would pay down the debt 10 years earlier. Another $2 million would be taken out of the fund balance and paid directly to the debt. This action would save the township $235,000. For more detailed information, visit lowermac.org.

The funding for Hamilton Crossings development was...

Drug take back program held at 16 locations

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Sixteen Lehigh County collection points gave valley citizens an opportunity to get rid of old, unused and outdated prescription drugs in a safe manner under the auspices of county law enforcement and health department officials.

The event was held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to allow residents to safely dispose of pills, liquids and pet medications without discarding them into trash or sewer outlets, and ultimately, the environment.

Police officers, and in some locations, health...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Vice President Greg Hutchison to remain; meeting control debated

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Vice President of Macungie Borough Council Greg Hutchison did not resign his position at council's meeting Oct. 1; however, it didn't prevent some present from asking him to.

In a heated moment at the last meeting, Hutchison tossed his nameplate on the table and said, "I resign as vice president." Hutchison withdrew his statement at the following meeting after asking council if they wanted him to remain.

David Boyko had seconded what he thought was a formal motion two weeks ago...

EMMAUS BOROUGH COUNCIL First step taken to prohibit parking on Apple Street

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council passed the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting parking on Apple Street near the Williams Street playground at the Oct. 1 meeting.

The ordinance would put up a sign prohibiting visitors of the park from parking on the grassy part of Apple Street to the right of the parking lot. Council President Lee Ann Gilbert said neighbors have complained about the cars blocking the entrances to their homes. One neighbor was told to place no parking signs on the gates...


Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In our meeting coverage of the East Penn School Board meeting in last week's issue of The Press, we mistakenly said one of the books in question was removed from a reading list at Eyer Middle School. In fact, according to Board President Charles Ballard, "there is not a general middle school reading list. There is a seventh and eighth grade honors reading list with some required books, but none of the titles being challenged were ever on that list. The challenge to 'Prep' in 2011 was for a...