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Three earn Eagle in Troop 71

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW BARTOS Special to The Press in Local News

An Eagle Scout award ceremony was held at the Lower Macungie Community Center Aug. 4 where three Boy Scouts were honored for their achievements.

The three, all members of Troop 71 in Macungie, are Brandon Shoemaker, Mark Wolff and Chris Picarello.

Troop 71 has been chartered by Solomon's United Church of Christ in Macungie for over 83 years and has had 64 Scouts advance to Eagle during this time.

The final requirement to achieve this ranking is a final project developed...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.

Ron Oneill, 20, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Orchid Place at Macungie Avenue, Lower Macungie Township, 2:33 a.m....

Lower Macungie seniors hear investment outlook presentation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Approximately 120 members of the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens Club met Aug. 7 for the first of their twice-monthly meetings at the Lower Macungie Community Center along Brookside Road in the township.

Following a bagged-lunch and dessert, the seniors listened to a presentation by Robert Springer, Ph.D, CFP, and Eric Boyle, AWMA, of Crest Financial Group on their investment outlook going forward.

While many seniors have lost as much as half of their net worth in the economy of...

Roadside attractions in bloom

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.

Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.

The majority of the white flowers growing at the shoulder of area roads at this time of the year are Queen Anne's lace. This member of the parsley family is...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

DUI

Ryan Spear, 40, of Easton, was arrested for DUI on Kings Highway approximately .25 miles south of Beck Road, Upper Milford Township, 10:18 p.m. July 20. Spear was allegedly under the influence when his vehicle impacted a utility pole. The pole had a split in it and was laying in the northbound lane as a result of the accident.

Jose Contreras, 18, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 eastbound at exit 57, Allentown, 1:04 p.m. July 29. Contreras was allegedly...

Former Police K-9 'Ajax' remembered for contributions to community

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Emmaus Police Department Chief David Faust has announced the passing of former Police K-9 Ajax.

K-9 Ajax was a male German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic and was handled by K-9 Officer Craig J. Blose.

Faust said Ajax was cross-trained for patrol duties and narcotics. He dutifully served the Emmaus Police Department for seven years, six months having retired from active duty with honor in 2009. He died June 18.

Faust said since 1990, the Emmaus Lions Club has...

2012 Election

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

John Reynard, of Emmaus, has been chosen by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the candidate to face Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, in the November election.

Berks County is expected to approve Reynard in a poll vote and the state party's executive committee is expected to make a decision this week to secure Reynard's place on the ballot in November.

Reynard sat down with The Press Aug. 6 to discuss his background, qualifications and goals for the 134th district.

Born...

MACUNGIE BOROUGH COUNCIL Resignations topic of interest to residents, council members

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

A council member who may resign, an office staff member who will resign and a police officer who has resigned led the discussions at Macungie Borough Council's meeting Aug. 6.

Linn Walker, who has served on council since last year, was expected to announce his resignation but was not in attendance at the meeting. To date, Borough Manager Chris Boehm had had no written communication from Walker regarding his pending decision to resign from any or all of his municipal services which...

Volunteer opportunities

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

·Arts Quest, Bethlehem, has many summer volunteer opportunities at events including Musikfest, Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie series the Farmer's Market at the ArtsQuest Center, and ongoing opportunities at the cinema and retail shop. Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or hharperartsquest.org.

·Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem Southside needs volunteers to help run programs for youth ages six to 18. Contact LisaAnn Ramos at 610-865-4241 or bgcbsecretarybgcob.org.

·Cancer...