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LOWER MACUNGIE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS No new property tax in 2013 budget

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Commissioners said the 2013 budget presented at the Dec. 6 meeting reflects a good working, stable budget that maintains the high quality of services for the residents.

There will be no new property tax, no increase in refuse bills and a 10 percent increase in sewer bills which will be about a $20 to $25 increase in annual cost to residents.

Various workshops with department directors and local organizations were held to create the budget. Various capital projects are noted in...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

There were many Santa sightings by those attending the annual holiday festival in Alburtis Dec. 2.

Santa was seen very early in the community center visiting with children to hear what they wanted for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Claus were also spotted having breakfast in the early hours of the busy day.

Each child attending the event received a gift from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

This year was Mrs. Claus' first trip to meet the children of Alburtis. A record number of people...

School board reorganizes; elects new officers

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

The Dec. 3 East Penn School District meeting was a conventional meeting with an unconventional twist that may speak to the ever widening door of technological capabilities, and not least for East Penn School District's interest in keeping abreast of new trends.

Charles Ballard was elected president of the East Penn Board of School Directors at the board's annual reorganization meeting. Alan Earnshaw was elected vice president.

Ballard and Earnshaw set no precedents by...

Sweet Adelines

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Sweet Adelines Chorus will present "Christmas Cards to the Lehigh Valley," a fun and festive holiday performance for the whole family 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the church social hall of SS. Simon and Jude, 730 W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.

A reception of Christmas cookies and hot beverages will immediately follow the event.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance with a discount for seniors and children under age 12.

This is an award-winning, all-...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Police Log


Lauren Ickes, 22, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Mountain Road northeast of Lorene Drive, Lower Macungie Township, 1:57 a.m. Nov. 3. Ickes was involved in a single-vehicle accident and allegedly drove off the road while attempting to negotiate a right hand curve. Ickes said she was distracted by the radio and was taken into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Megan Barnes, 28, of Nazareth, was arrested for DUI and drug possession on Interstate 78...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT Willow Lane Elementary School parents voice concern over walking safety

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Parents of Willow Lane students represented the community voice Dec. 10 at the school board meeting, speaking collectively for nearly an hour of their unanimous concerns.

Nearly all of the 17 who spoke had attended a meeting for parents Nov. 27 where an engineer explained to them the plan for instituting the elementary school as a designated walking school, part of the district's original plan for the school. But all agreed the meeting had generated more questions than answers.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett has extended the deadline to apply for Pennsylvania's Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program for older adults and residents with disabilities from June 30 until Dec. 31.

The program helps Pennsylvanians ages 65 and above, widows and widowers ages 50 and above and people with disabilities ages 18 and above.

The income limit is $35,000 a year for homeowners and $15,000 annually for renters.

Applicants may acquire Property Tax, Rent Rebate claim forms and related...


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Trinity Wesleyan Church, 6735 Cetronia Road, Lower Macungie Township, is offering a free outdoor nativity with live characters and animals 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13, 15 and 16 and 8 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14.

The 8-minute show runs continually each night.

A Christmas concert, "All Bow Down," will be presented 7 p.m. Dec. 14.

There will be free popcorn and hot chocolate.

For more information, call 610-398-1711 or visit twcallentown.org.