Mary Rarich, of Macungie, received the Mayor's Volunteerism Award at a ceremony April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The City of Allentown presented the award to 15 constituents at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Rarich attended with her son, David. Volunteer Coordinator for Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Donna Henry, submitted the nomination.
Rarich began volunteering at Phoebe in October of 1968 through the Red Cross. She was acknowledged for her 45 years of service at an annual volunteer lunch. Rarich, 94, continues to volunteer once a week.
The Salisbury Township Police Department and the Salisbury Township Emergency Management Department have partnered with Lehigh Valley Health Network to produce a multi-purpose emergency preparedness poster. The poster, which provides important information concerning weather emergencies; natural disasters; fires, hazardous materials releases; chemical, biological and nuclear attacks; may also be used to indicate a resident's need for assistance during an event.
Daniel J. Mohr, a lifelong resident of Upper Milford Township has announced he will be running for re-election for Upper Milford Township supervisor in the primary election. Mohr is one of two republican candidates seeking the position.
The Salisbury Township Police Department, in cooperation with the security department were dispatched to 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. for a suspicious person in parking lot K 8:15 p.m. April 14.
Upon checking the lot for the reported actor, a suspicious bag was found between two vehicles inside the parking lot.
Republican James R. Krippe has announced he is running to become an Upper Milford Township supervisor.
Krippe has been a resident of Upper Milford Township for over 22 years. He retired two years ago after working over 40 years in the construction industry.
Krippe said he has attended 90 percent of the Upper Milford Township Supervisor meetings in the past three years and has voiced concerns several times on issues and expenditures.
Jim Seagreaves has announced his intention to run for re-election as a second ward commissioner in Salisbury Township.
"The board has developed and voted on multiple issues that I believe in over the past four years, including public safety and a fair budget. I want to continue the mission of the board in discussing these important township issues," Seagreaves said.
Republican Lower Macungie Commissioner Ryan Conrad announced he is seeking re-election to a second term after a decisive victory as the highest vote-getter in his first election in 2009.
Conrad currently serves as vice president of the board. He also announced the launch of his campaign website, www.ConradForCommissioner.com.
Trevor Schneck, 33, a lifelong resident of Emmaus and a graduate of the Emmaus High School class of 1998, is announcing his candidacy for Emmaus Borough Council. Schneck is co-owner of Bar None Weddings & Entertainment and resides in Emmaus with his wife Amanda where they own a home and are raising their two children, Peyton and Brady.
"I'm running for council because Emmaus is my hometown. It's where I grew up and where I've chosen to maintain my roots and raise my family, I'm deeply invested in our community."
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has awarded Salisbury Township a $15,000 grant from its Growing Greener Plus Program.
Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano said the grant "will be used to fund the rehabilitation of the stormwater basin located next to the Administration Building on South Pike Avenue.
"Currently, water streams out of the basin onto South Pike Avenue, creating dangerous conditions for drivers during heavy storms."
Norma Cusick, of Salisbury Township, has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.