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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lower Macungie is the third largest municipality in the Lehigh Valley with 32,000 residents over 24 square miles. We maintain 132 miles of roads, 14 bridges and 124 miles of sewer lines. Growth is an opportunity but at the same time one of our biggest challenges.

Over the last four years, we’ve focused on balancing economic development with quality of life. That means preserving prime agriculture and environmentally sensitive open space whenever possible. Where we can’t, we focus on...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners approved 9-0 a revision to the 2019 county budget thus providing the money to pay a new director of the Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center at the Feb. 13 meeting. The action clears the way to hiring a new director to replace Good Shepherd who has terminated its management contract.

In other business, the commissioners also approved an amendment to the intergovernmental agreement among the counties of Lehigh, Carbon, Lackawanna, Monroe,...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Lower Macungie Township Library re-opening has been delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 25. There will be no programming or access to the collection during this time. Checkout limits have been increased and checked out items cannot be returned during the closure.

The book club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 6 to discuss “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert. The book for April is “Life on Muskrat Creek” by Ethel Waxham and J. David Love.

There will be a “Build It! Block Party” for children three...

LVHN partners with LVIA to ensure travel safety

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

In time for the upcoming winter vacation and spring break travel season, Lehigh Valley Health Network has sponsored the installation of a series of first aid-kits at Lehigh Valley International Airport.

The kits are designed for the treatment of minor medical incidents such as cuts, scrapes, burns and other simple emergencies. The supplies’ proximity to high pedestrian traffic in the hallways and waiting areas is designed to offer immediate care until onsite emergency medical...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 20

Emmaus Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall, 501 Chestnut Street, Emmaus. This program is the kickoff of the 2019 program and exhibit theme, “Celebrate the Celebrations.” The program is titled “The 1909 Golden Jubilee, Celebrating 50 Years of the Incorporation of Emaus” and presented by Andrew Kerstetter. It is open to the public.

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis. Event...

McNeill, Boscola set date for senior fair

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced their annual spring senior fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at Whitehall Mall.

“We are proud to again host our annual senior fair at the Whitehall Mall,” McNeill said. “Last year, we had more than 500 seniors, as well as state and local agencies at our event. The Whitehall Mall offers ample space, plenty of free parking and is accessible by LANTA bus routes 103, 325...

alburtis borough council

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

There will be another warehouse on Spring Creek Road – a decision made at the Feb. 13 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.

Greg David and Jared Vasquez, of Liberty Property Trust and Christopher Williams, of Barry Isett & Associates, attended to discuss the preliminary/final review of Spring Creek Properties lots 9 and 10, a proposed warehouse facility lot consolidation and land development.

Following an introduction by David, Williams reviewed drawings of the warehouse with...

St. John’s U.C.C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.

These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.

The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.

The remaining five Sanctuary Serenades by Star of the Day Productions will highlight the talents of various local performers. Featured musicians...


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Michael David Stratz, 60, of Emmaus, was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence after a traffic stop in the 100 block of South Church Street Jan. 12, according to Macungie police. He was transported to Central Booking for processing.

Antonio E. Henao, 34, of Mertztown, was taken into custody on an active arrest warrant from Luzerne County after a traffic stop Jan. 5, according to Macungie police. He was transported to Central Booking for processing.



Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering tax refund anticipation loans.

“Promotions for ‘fast’ and ‘easy’ refund anticipation loans are very common during the filing season,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “On the surface, these types of loans or advances may be enticing, but everyone needs to make sure they understand how these loans work and that their total refund...