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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

I read an obituary in a newspaper last night. It took me all of four seconds.

Just 12 words long, this final tribute, so to speak, listed only the man's name, age, most recent town of residence and date of death.

It told us nothing about the person.

Whenever I see one of those tiny obits, especially on a page with others that take up an entire column or two, I feel sad.

Although the little obits at the bottom of the page may be sparse, they speak volumes.



Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by State rep. RYAN MACKENZIE, R-134TH Special to The Press in Opinion

The Pennsylvania House achieved many important legislative goals last session, such as promoting more job growth across Pennsylvania and investing more money in public education. However, the state still faces many challenges and some of the most pressing issues remain unresolved. With the 2013-2014 session now underway, it is time for us to start tackling these issues.

While we continue to focus on policies that create jobs and improve the education in our Commonwealth, I am eager to...

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT TIF meetings closed to public

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by PETER MCCONNELL Special to The Press in Local News

Despite protracted deliberations amongst the board initiated by Lynn Donches, meetings of the tax increment financing committee will not be open to the public.

Meetings of the participating entities Lower Macungie Township, East Penn, and Lehigh County will, however, be publicly advertised with the opportunity for comment and a public hearing must be held by Lower Macungie Township with 30 days' notice. Donches moved the proposal in the interest of transparency and inclusion of the...

Article By: Oettinger-Pile

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Oettinger-Pile in Social News

Couple plans

June nuptials

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Hartman of Macungie announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Oettinger, to Luke Pile, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pile of Macungie and Dr. Harvey Frankel of Somerset, Somerset County.

The bride-elect is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University.

She is employed by NVR Inc., West Chester.

Her fiance is a graduate of York College.

He is employed by HCR ManorCare, of Central Pennsylvania....

T.R.I.A.D. Pamela Varkony talks about empowering women

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Nationally recognized journalist, commentator, speaker and Allentown resident Pamela Varkony spoke at the Jan. 8 T.R.I.A.D. meeting on the topic of empowering women throughout the world.

Varkony is extremely involved in politics and the community, serving on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown City Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Allentown City Council. She was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women....

L. MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Jaindl proposes smaller development

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

David Jaindl, owner of Jaindl Land Development, attended the Board of Commissioners meeting Jan. 17 to introduce a new plan for the Spring Creek Properties.

Attorney Joseph Zator addressed "the battle that has been going on for two years. This has gotten personal. Through it all, the Board of Commissioners has maintained their decorum."

Zator continued to say the battle has been taken to social media with a "lack of respect for judges on the Commonwealth Court." Zator said "...


Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The new Plan B is the result of the Friends organization holding Mr. Jaindl's and the commissioners "feet to the fire." The appellants have quietly pursued the legal channels available to them as citizens in an attempt to protect their property. There is nothing "personal' about that as Attorney Zator claimed.

What happened Jan.17, was a bit of Kubuki theater. Mr. Jaindl did an admirable selling job to accolades from the commissioners. What Mr. Jaindl did not...

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in News Briefs

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified...