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Friday, December 21, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2019. The library will close 2 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 2, 2019 to discuss “The Greater Journey” by David McCullough. The book for February is “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott.

There will be a Kids’ Craft Clean-Up 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 9, 2019 for children ages two and up with adult supervision. Miss Lisa and Miss Johanna have found random craft supplies...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced two area career and technical schools have been awarded state funding totaling nearly $95,000 for equipment purchases to enhance their training programs.

The grants were made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs....


Friday, December 21, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

The Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners approved two new warehouses at the Dec. 6 meeting.

Resolution 2018-29, which is for the Spring Creek Properties lots seven and eight, was approved by commissioners. The proposed development allows for two warehouses. One will be a 1,088,000 square foot building. The second will be 271,080 square feet.

These buildings were originally part of a plan approved in 2013. Although there have been restrictions for warehouses within the...

Writer’s words memorialized at hospital

Friday, December 21, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

When Mark Reccek was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began his treatment in the oncology department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The Marine was a fighter and wrote regularly for The Press newspapers.

While he was undergoing treatment, he was being cared for by his sister, Donna Kukor, of Bath. During his stints in the hospital, Reccek continued to write columns on the experiences he had during his treatment.

Reccek was impressed by the work of a...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in School

The Hornet’s Nest is open all week for Christmas shopping. Stop by for Emmaus High School spirit wear for great last minute gifts.

EHS sophomore Hikari Inaoka has made a special origami creation, a Christmas tree, which will be the prize in a silent auction the school library will conduct through Dec. 21. Patrons will complete a slip of paper noting their name, homeroom and bid amount and place their bid in a container at the library circulation desk. The student or faculty/staff...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

At the Dec. 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting, an ordinance passed its first reading which will require the inspection and testing of lateral sewer pipe connections of homes in Emmaus that are going to be sold.

“This ordinance is a direct result of the requirements from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) administrative order,” Borough Manager Shane Pepe said.

“One of the things that both the EPA, LCA (Lehigh County Authority), City of Allentown and everyone else is...


Friday, December 21, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Macungie Mayor Ron Conrad vetoed Ordinance 2018-07, establishing the 2019 real estate tax at 4.25 mills at the Dec. 17 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

Conrad proposed another budget to accommodate increased expenses. His revised budget would increase the real estate tax to 4.32 mills. On a property valued at $250,000, homeowners would see an increase of approximately $17 and a property valued at $125,000 house would see an increase of approximately $8.

The real estate tax was...

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute’s Mobile Mammography Coach on the road

Friday, December 21, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, part of of Lehigh Valley Health Network, will be offering screening mammograms 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Roma Corporate Center, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

On average, the mammogram takes less than 15 minutes.

According to information provided by LVHN, the 3D Mammography Coach uses a Peplink EPX 15 Cellular SD-WAN router, which provides real-time imaging, as if clinicians were providing the mammogram in the hospital.