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Alburtis mourns the loss of beloved mayor Former fire chief remembered by many

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader went to sleep Sunday night unaware it was his final day of a lifetime of service to those he loved in the borough.

Mader died Oct. 22 at his home.

Retiring in 2000, Mader, 77, lived his days filled with service to others.

Mader was elected to his third term on council in 2007, and elected mayor in 2009 following his appointment to replace Russell Afflerbach, who resigned. Mader enjoyed this position. He once said he liked to perform weddings...

Alburtis councilman faces many charges

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

Alburtis Borough Councilman Kyle Avery Bower, 19, of Alburtis, is facing additional legal trouble after allegedly taking political signs and driving through soybean fields.

Sometime during the night of Oct. 3, three political signs were stolen from the front lawn of a home in Alburtis which was reported to the police Oct. 4.

That same morning Pennsylvania State Police in Fogelsville investigated a report of a vehicle that had been driven through about an acre of soybean fields...

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Attorney requests Hamilton Crossings project be approved

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Joe Zator appeared before the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners Oct. 18 on behalf of the Hamilton Crossings project. He is seeking approval of the original zoning, sub-development and land development ordinance plans.

It is understood a minewash problem and PennDOT have caused some problems at this site. Even though the plans have changed several times over these issues, the approval will be under the April 2009 zoning and SALDO.

Commissioner Douglas Brown...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor, written by...

UPPER MILFORD SUPERVISORS Many unanswered questions as budget review begins

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by JULIA F. SWAN Special to The Press in Local News

The preliminary 2013 budget presented to Upper Milford Township supervisors Oct. 18 shows projected expenses about $60,000 less than the projected revenue of $1.76 million.

However, Township Manager Daniel DeLong told supervisors, there are a number of issues which must be addressed before the budget is final, from what to do about replacing Yeakel's Mill Road bridge to repairing a section of the township building roof which appears to be leaking, to whether to buy a new sign in front...

Tennis lessons at Macungie Memorial Park

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

United States Tennis Association and Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Kisthardt and Lisa Houser, a former college tennis player and certified child learning specialist, will offer tennis lessons 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Macungie Memorial Park gym.

The program is designed for children ages six through 12 and focuses on tennis fundamentals with games and fun. The program will conclude with a holiday tennis party Dec. 17.

All lessons will be held indoors at...

EMMAUS COLUMN Be sure to vote Nov. 6

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by CORRINE DURDOCK Special to The Press in Columns

Don't forget to vote on Nov. 6. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Emmaus Main Street Partners invite you to shop, dine, explore Emmaus and play bingo, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at St. John's UCC, 139 N. Fourth St. The tickets include 20 games. The event features a 50/50 cash raffle and a Chinese auction. Proceeds will benefit the community and economic development projects of EMSP. Call 610-965-2174 for tickets.

The Emmaus Kiwanis Club is holding its annual fruit and pie sale...


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.

Once again this year LVHN is partnering with area food banks and shelters including the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Bank, Allentown Rescue Mission and the...

Article By: Fortley

Friday, October 26, 2012 by Fortley in Social News

Couple celebrates

golden anniversary

Raymond S. and Sandra (Bradley) Fortley of Bethlehem celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 20 with a dinner given in their honor by their children at the Inn at Maple Grove, Alburtis.

Mrs. Fortley is the daughter of the late Robert and Grace Bradley, who had resided in Bethlehem.

Her husband is the son of the late Stephen and Helen Fortley, who also had lived in Bethlehem.

The couple was married Oct. 20, 1962,...