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Thursday, January 18, 2018

LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Proposal to continue public water lines receives conditional approval

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

A proposal to continue public water lines in the area around Indian Creek Road across from the maintenance building north and south of Brookside Road near the railroad tracks was introduced at the Sept. 6 board of commissioners meeting.

If approved, the library and community center would have access to public water.

It was suggested the project be split three ways between Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County Authority and Dale Dries, property owner along Brookside Road. Dries...

Lower Macungie hosts annual troop support program

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

The Board of Commissioners and staff are holding the seventh annual troop support program to collect donated items to send to township residents in the armed services who won't be home for the holidays. To register a loved one in the holiday program, call 610-966-6924. Donations of food, toiletry items, batteries, magazines and phone cards will be accepted at the community center 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday through Nov. 10. A list of acceptable...

Emmaus Main Street Partners ask council to consider LERTA

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

At the request of the Emmaus Main Street Partners, Emmaus council members are researching Pennsylvania's local economic revitalization tax assistance law and its possible application in the borough.

LERTA is a tax abatement program and allows local taxing authorities to exempt businesses from immediate property tax increases for improvements to property if a municipal governing body determines it is located in a deteriorating area.

To implement LERTA, taxing authorities would...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Social News

"Spirituality and the Twelve Steps," 7- 9 p.m. Sept. 19, Bahnson Center of Moravian Theological Seminary, 60 W. Locust St., Bethlehem, is the latest in a once per semester seminar offered by the seminary's Office of Enrollment.

The seminar highlights the role of the 12 steps in the development of spirituality for the recovering person and its impact on the family.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested: moravianseminary.edu/admissions-events....

ALBURTIS BOROUGH COUNCIL Required sidewalks, curbs will happen after Centennial celebration

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Council discussed curbs and sidewalks on Church Street at length with Bill Erdman of Keystone Engineering at their meeting Sept. 12. This will affect property owned by the county, at the ball field, Camp Fire Girls (owned by the Dad and Daughter Association), and residents of Church Street.

Council discussed repairing what is there, putting in curbs only or requiring curbs and sidewalks on one or both sides of the street.

It was decided county owned property...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #9264 announced the Ladies Auxiliary "Patriot's Pen Essay Competition." Middle school students in grades six through eight have the opportunity to compete.

Students are invited to write a 300 to 400 word essay on a patriotic theme. The theme for this is "What I Would Tell America's Founding Fathers."

Deadline for student entries is Nov. 1. For more information, call 610-966-4787 or visit www.wfw.org/ Community/...


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 19

The D&L Trail Alliance will host the Eastern Pennsylvania Greenways and Trails Summit Sept. 19 and 20 at the DeSales University, University Center, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley. The summit will focus on planning, building and promoting local and regional trails and greenways across eastern Pennsylvania.

Emmaus Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church. Evan Burian presents the history of football in Emmaus and Lehigh Valley. Apple...

TRIAD Judge Reichley talks with seniors about crime

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County TRIAD kicked off their first meeting of the new season Sept. 11 with an update on local crime by Judge Douglas G. Reichley.

"The level of crime within the county over the last five years has stayed the same," Reichley said, which may be a surprising fact to some.

Reichley reviewed the Criminal Justice Advisory Board Data Committee Report to the TRIAD group, explaining the information about crime and the judicial system within the county. He served in the Lehigh...