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Friday, October 20, 2017


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a free secure shredding event Oct. 14 in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building parking lot, 3450 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie Township.

The event will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is held in conjunction with State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and Lower Macungie Township.

Residents are asked to limit the amount of paper for shredding to four boxes or bags per household. The event is open to residents only...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

PBS 39

PBS39 is seeking kindergarten to grade 12 students to submit their artwork for a chance to become a featured 2018 Artist of the Month.

Submissions are accepted through Oct. 27.

Students are encouraged to enter their paintings, drawings, photography, videography, sculptures or performance art video for a chance to be recognized.

Winners will be notified by Nov. 10.

For full contest information or to apply, please visit wlvt.org.


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Oct. 2 meeting of Macungie Borough Council involved the discussion of an arbitrator for police association negotiations and the borough streetscape project.

Council received a list of issues and disputes from the police union. It was explained the police did not want to negotiate with council and the borough has to get an arbitrator. Council argued a negotiation is a give and take and the police association was coming in demanding everything they wanted.

Council was in...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Students in the East Penn School District are working to send relief to their fellow students in areas damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Jefferson Elementary School – Jefferson SOARS into Houston-Jefferson Elementary helped their elementary school counterparts at Cimarron Elementary School in Houston. Cimarron is a building housing pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, just like Jefferson, and their families have been heavily impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cimmaron’s principal, Cynthia...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Salvation Army will host its fourth annual free Senior Health Fair, for seniors ages 50 and up, will be held 10 a.m. to 1 pm. Oct. 5 at 521 Pembroke Road.

There will be a light lunch, flu shots and more.

Agencies and individuals attending include personnel from Good Shepherd / Rehab, Bethlehem Public Library, Lifesaver Bracelets, LVAIP, United Way, Easton Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, Walgreen’s, Center for Vision Loss, Music Therapy, Bethlehem Health...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The ninth annual Barktoberfest Pet Fair will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at Macungie Memorial Park. Rev. Werner M. Koch of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Bethlehem will conduct a Blessing of the Animals 1 p.m. There will be dog and cat rescue groups and vendors selling pet related items. For more information, call 610-966-4289 or email Roberta@barktoberfestpetfair.com.

The Macungie Farmers Market is open 4 to 7 p.m. every...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a town hall meeting 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road.

During the town hall meeting, Mackenzie will provide an update on the 2017-2018 state budget, legislation he has personally introduced and supported, as well as any other topics of interest to attendees.

Those who would like to attend the meeting are asked to register in advance by calling the district...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

When I was a kid, Halloween was my second favorite holiday, behind only Christmas. I think it must have been the candy.

Kids today get more and better candy (whole candy bars!) than we did, but there are also lots of other ways they can celebrate the holiday.

The Vera Cruz Halloween parade, a long-standing Upper Milford Township tradition, will be held Oct. 18. The parade forms 6 p.m. in Mystic Chain Park, 3718 Main Road East, and begins 7 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 19....