Emmaus Borough Council met Nov. 19 for its regular meeting hearing a personal appeal from resident Harold Griffin who asked for a status of the municipal complex and where updates and information could be found.
Borough Manager Shane Pepe told Griffin the borough has been providing updates via the newsletter once a year and progress is being made with the HVAC study about to begin.
Each year, Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and his staff at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, delivers pumpkins to referring dentist offices and asks them to creatively decorate the pumpkins for the children at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.
To make it fun, Issa holds a contest where community judges, staff and patients vote for their favorites.
The results are in. The winners of the 2018 Funny Fall Faces Pumpkin Competition, announced Nov. 12, get bragging rights until next year.
The live judge’s winners are:
The Lower Macungie Library’s “A Taste of Soup” was held Oct. 27 at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.
Kathee Rhode, library executive director, announced there would be three challenges – individual, restaurant and Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners. The winning entry in each challenge would be recognized as “Lower Macungie Library’s Best Soup.”
Local restaurants, caterers and individuals were invited to submit their favorite soup(s) for the third annual competition. All entrants prepared two gallons of soup.
The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the EHS auditorium.
The play is directed by Jill Kuebler. Assistant Director is Diane DiDona along with student directors Lauren Leader and Gabriella Slak.
The Lehigh County Humane Society has had its share of new residents recently.
Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon. As it turns out, there were 65 beagles and the homeowner Robert Tettemer, of Coopersburg, relinquished the animals to the humane society and according to court records, has been cited for operating an illegal kennel, failure to produce registration for each dog and failure to have proof of rabies vaccines.
Around 11:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Lehigh County Humane Society Shelter Manager Teisha Jones received a call for a rescue of 25 beagles from a home in Upper Saucon.
When members of the team from the shelter arrived at the residence with two trucks, they were not allowed in. When they looked through the window, they saw beagles everywhere and heard barking and howling.
The resident brought the dogs out of the home one at a time and after 25 dogs, Lehigh County Humane Society officials knew there were more than 25 and they were right.
‘The animals are safe and sound,” Lehigh County Humane Society CEO Hal Warner said of the animals recovered from a home in the 900 block of Hillcrest Drive South Oct. 15.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15, the Macungie Police Department received a call for unattended dogs at the home.
The East Penn School District Education Foundation, along with the Emmaus High School Counseling Department, held its first 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.
This event was open to all Lehigh Valley students in sixth through 12th grades and their families.
Representatives from over 50 businesses set up tables in the high school and talked with interested students about various career paths.
Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26,
Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31
Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26
Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Allentown Parade – 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 2 p.m. Oct. 21
Coopersburg Parade – 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 3 p.m. Oct. 21
Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman is very clear – Lower Macungie has the greatest staff serving the 32,000 residents in the township.
Fosselman retired Sept. 14 after serving in local government for 41 years – 10 in Lower Macungie Township.
He believes his biggest accomplishment in the past 10 years has been bringing transparency to the township and regaining the trust of the residents in their local government.