Emmaus Borough Council passed their 2013 budget at a special meeting 8:30 a.m. Dec. 24, 2012.
The budget will increase the 2013 tax rate to 4.325 mills. Councilman Brian Holtzhafer said this will amount to an increase of $20 for the average household in the borough.
The budget passed 4-3 with Lee Ann Gilbert, Jeff Shubzda, Brian Holtzhafer and Mike Waddell voting for it and Nathan Brown, Brent Labenberg and Wesley Barrett in opposition..
Council originally proposed a...
Wednesday, Jan. 2: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, creole zucchini, wheat bread, diced pears.
Thursday, Jan. 3: Roasted turkey breast with gravy, bread stuffing, French green beans, wheat bread, orange.
Friday, Jan. 4: Dilled baked fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, multigrain bread, banana.
Monday, Jan. 7: Spaghetti with meat sauce, broccoli, garlic bread, fresh fruit.
Tuesday, Jan. 8: Breaded chicken breast, roasted potatoes, wax beans,...
The Lower Macungie Middle School ski club will take a ski trip 2:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Lower Macungie Middle School will hold a geography bee.
Eyer Middle School will host pretzel day during ninth period. The event will take place 1:47 to 2:35 p.m.
Eyer Middle School will hold a New Year's dance 6 to 8 p.m.
Willow Lane Elementary School will hold their incredible cafe.
Eyer Middle School will hold a spelling bee 1 to 2:30...
Each year, Legacy Oaks Social Committee selects a charity and offers residents of the 112 residential units the opportunity to contribute to their Thanksgiving Project.
The Keystone Wounded Warriors was chosen to receive this year's contribution.
The committee contacted the organization's director, Paul Spurgin, who is in charge of Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties. Spurgin gave several scenarios of men and women who need assistance after returning from the wars in...
Talented chefs from throughout the region will compete for soup supremacy during "Souper Bowl IV," a fund-raiser benefiting ArtsQuest's Arts Education Programming Fund, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Jan. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
During the Souper Bowl local restaurants will showcase a variety of homemade soups to contend for the title of "Souper Bowl Champ." A panel of celebrity judges will issue awards in six categories: Best Vegetarian, Ethnic, Chowder,...
El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), a cherished religious and cultural tradition in many Latin American countries, will be celebrated during the first Three Kings Celebration at SteelStacks 3 to 7 p.m. Jan. 6. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
During the Three Kings Celebration, guests will enjoy a variety of family-friendly fun, arts and crafts, live music and more. As part of the...
As the first semester comes to a close, mid-term exams are quickly approaching. All in-class exams, those taken during a regular school day for selected junior and senior courses, will take place Jan 14 and 18. All regular exams will take place Jan 15 through 17. Students will be dismissed from school 11:30 a.m. for all regular exams.
The first quarter honor roll list is now available on the school's website, acchs.info. All students with Summa Cum Laude (first honors), Magna Cum...
January is National Blood Donor Month. The American Red Cross recognizes the importance of regular blood and platelet donations.
January is when blood and platelet donations may drop as people are unable to make or keep donation appointments because of inclement weather and seasonal colds and flu. At the same time, the need for blood remains constant, so it is important for all eligible donors to give blood. The Red Cross encourages all donors to make a New Year's resolution to give...
PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANT
Breakfast with Santa was held Dec. 15 at the Parkland Restaurant in South Whitehall Township.
Second of two parts
Editor's Note: This is the second part of a two-part column reviewing nature and weather in 2012. The first six months of 2012 were covered in the column in last week's Dec. 26 and 27 Focus section.
July was very hot. I had rotator cuff surgery in mid-June and I suffered through the July heat waves. The house where my wife, Bev, and I live does not have air conditioning. Our property's mature tree species cast their summer shade to keep us cool....