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Thursday, February 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log


The Emmaus Police Department has been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to partner with the Alburtis Police Department, the Macungie Police Department and the East Penn School District to reduce underage and dangerous drinking.

The “East Penn Alcohol Initiative” includes:

•An advertisement campaign using an advertisement created by Emmaus High School students.

•The monitoring of alcohol related establishments by the three participating...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Feb. 5 Macungie Borough Council meeting lacked a quorum due to the absences of council members Greg Hutchison, Barry Bloch, Alma Akinjola and Marvin Moyer. No action could be taken on any agenda items.

The Main Street Streetscape and Church Street Traffic Light Project was discussed. On the agenda was approval of a to be determined supplemental agreement for inspection services. This inspector examines the project daily and the extension is needed because the project is not...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 8

Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be in the parking lot of Western Salisbury Elementary School, 3201 Devonshire Road, Allentown, 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are encouraged by calling 610-691-5850 or 800-223-6667.

Feb. 10

Purse bingo at Jefferson Elementary School Cafeteria, 520 Elm St., Emmaus. Doors open noon; games begin 1 p.m. Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach and Michael Kors purses. Event benefits the drama club’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” For...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

The Emmaus Borough Council approval of changing a four-acre parcel of land on South Cedar Crest Boulevard from a medium density residential district to a limited commercial district means a Wawa gas and convenience store is one step closer to entering the borough.

The request to rezone the area comes from Cedar Crest Chestnut Development LP. Developer John Cogan said the company would purchase the tract of land if council approves the building of Wawa in the future.

The land is...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is chemistry because I am fascinated by how the world around us works. I am intrigued by the fact that, on the molecular level, all things on earth are very similar.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I have recently been named a National Hispanic Scholar. I, along with...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

It may be cold outside, but the Upper Milford Youth Association reminds us it’s time to think spring! Registration for recreational spring soccer, ages five to nine, is now open. Register at www.umya.org using the “Register Online” link in the upper left hand side navigation menu. Details for the soccer programs can be found on the home page as well as the under the “Register Online” link.

It’s also time to register for UMYA girls softball. The...


Thursday, February 8, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The clerical union’s contract was approved during the Feb. 1 commissioners meeting in Lower Macungie Township.

The union reached a tentative agreement the morning of the meeting with a 5-year contract retroactive to Jan. 1. No additional sick and vacation days were added. The health care was changed which will save the township money.

Commissioner Brian Higgins sat in all negotiations. Commissioner Richard Ward recused himself due to his wife being employed by the township. The...