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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The March 5 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission began with a discussion of the public forum scheduled March 14 to discuss the revised zoning ordinance.

The six talking points of the forum are going to be main streets and villages, highway commercial uses, new uses, environmental regulations, open space and design guidelines for adaptive reuse. The forum is for neighbors likely to be affected by the new zoning ordinance and will take place 5:30 p.m. There will be...

Rosie Riveter Day

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will hold its second annual Rosie the Riveter Day March 17 at the NMIH, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” documentary screening will begin 1 p.m. There will be youth activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an admission discount for ages seven to 17 if the child is dressed up as Rosie.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Two firefighters from the Emmaus Fire Department were honored for retirement and promotion at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting March 4.

Firefighter Clifford Foulke decided to retire in January after serving the Emmaus Fire Department for 24 years.

Chief John Price spoke highly of Foulke, and stated Foulke was one of the people who quickly accepted Price when he transitioned into the department two years ago and was someone Price always relied upon.

“He stepped up and...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School students joined forces with the University of Notre Dame Club of the Lehigh Valley Feb. 16 for a Mary’s Shelter Cay Galgon Center Day of Service. Students cleaned, organized supplies and spent time with the Bethlehem center’s residents.

The 85th Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Regional Meeting was Feb. 23 at Northampton Community College. Participating students completed science projects in various areas of study, including physics,...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission met Feb. 27 to make up for a Feb. 12 meeting postponed due to snow. The meeting focused on general regulations and mixed uses in the township’s zoning ordinance.

The planning commission discussed outdoor recreation activities on farmland. The purpose of these accessory uses is to help farmers hold on to their property and keep it profitable. There was a discussion about setbacks. It was decided the agricultural entertainment uses need to...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

In a public information release made available to The Press, Emmaus police provided the following:

Michael Raymond Gross, 51, of the 500 block of Broad Street, Emmaus, was arrested 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and charged with alleged possession with the intent to deliver methamphetamine and possession with the intent to deliver drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was executed at his residence in relation to an ongoing burglary and theft investigation.

Gross was arraigned before...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

There will be a blood drive sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox and Roach, noon to 6 p.m. March 25. Call 484-519-4444 for more information or to schedule a time.

There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Craft and Vendor Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7 at Macungie Memorial Park

Bethany UMC is sponsoring an overnight trip April 5-6 to experience the Museum of the Bible, tour the White House, see the cherry blossoms and view the monuments at night. If you are...