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Sunday, September 23, 2018


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

East Penn School District Superintendent Kristen Campbell presented the East Penn School Board with candidates they enthusiastically approved for two vacant assistant superintendent positions at the Sept. 10 meeting. Laura Witman was promoted from within the district to the assistant superintendent job previously held by Campbell.

Former Emmaus High School health and fitness teacher Douglas Povilaitis, who later found employment with the North Penn School District, returned “home” to...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs



On Sept. 12 the Lower Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board will hear the final arguments for Docket 09-02, Geryville Materials, Inc.

Docket 09-02 first came before the ZHB in July 2009 with a request for a special exception for the operation of a quarry, asphalt plant, concrete plant and other accessory uses. Over the last nine years, 62 hearings have been held. Geryville Materials, Inc is the equitable owner of eight parcels, totaling 628.483...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 6 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting, representatives from various public offices, commissioners and others expressed their appreciation for Township Manager Bruce Fosselman upon his retirement.

Fosselman has served the public for 41 years with 10 years in Lower Macungie Township.

“The township would not be where it is today without Fosselman,” President Ronald Beitler said.

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, issued a proclamation for...

Dance classes offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

On Sept. 4 The Swain School dedicated its new “Field of Dreams” project, in the large expanse in front of the school campus, along South 24th Street, Salisbury Township.

The project includes a playing field, amphitheater and an environmental classroom. The field, named Werner Field, in honor of longtime Swain Director of Athletics Maggie Werner who was an early student at the school, a student parent, then an employee. Werner currently serves as the school’s director of strategic...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

At the Sept. 4 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Emmaus Library Trustee Barbara Levinson spoke about construction at the Emmaus Public Library.

The construction progress is on time. There was a $25,000 donation received anonymously which was matched. Further donations are still being sought for inside furnishings.

There will be a drop box for library materials at Macungie Borough Hall in the near future.

The summer reading program went very well.

Levinson also...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Sept. 4 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission focused primarily on the Wescosville Village Zone.

In the village of Wescosville, the planning commission wanted to encourage the reuse of the existing structures. There was a discussion about the idea of temporary parking.

It was suggested to allow properties to build their parking lots up to the property lines. This would allow neighboring properties to share their parking lots with each other. The...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.

Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.

Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Borough Council announced at its Sept. 4 meeting Whitetail Disposal, of Montgomery County, will take over as the borough’s refuse and recycle hauler starting next year.

The new trash hauler will also come with a new schedule, which will involve splitting up the trash and recycling pick up over a three day period in Emmaus. Councilman Jeff Shubzda said this will make it easier for trucks to get in and out of Emmaus and affect less of the school traffic.

Also included in...