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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Emmaus High School holds 129th commencement ceremony

Emmaus High School’s 129th commencement ceremony June 9 had a change of venue this year. The PPL Center, in Allentown, was the site of this year’s graduation with 696 students graduating and over 120 of those students graduating with honors.

The event began with “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the EHS orchestra under the direction of Connie Arnold, followed by “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The alma mater was performed by the EHS Chorale under the direction of Rita Cortez. The chorale also performed “Imagine” arranged by Ben Bram.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

2019 budget is ready for advertising

In a shortened version of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 15, commissioners approved the advertising of the 2019 Lower Macungie Township budget. Commissioner Brian Higgins complimented Bruce Beitel, township manager, for being able to come into this as the new person and for it to all fall into place right on time.

Book fans and music lovers enjoy good food and good jazz

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Lower Macungie Township Library held its annual Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz event Feb. 20 at the Lower Macungie Township Library.

It was a night of soft lights, live music throughout the library, wine and a wide assortment of food delicacies provided by the Friends of the Lower Macungie Library and the library board of trustees.

Gratitude was expressed for support of the Library Board of Trustees, Friends of the Lower Macungie Library, the staff, teen volunteers and those attending.

Macungie Borough

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Conserving water with rain barrels

Macungie Borough held a presentation about rain barrels recently.

The rain barrel is a rainwater collection system used to store roof runoff for irrigating gardens and lawns as well as car and pet washing.

It is also a method for water conservation and a source of savings for the consumer.

Stormwater runoff is one of the major sources of pollution. Another problem is with the sewer system. Rain water overwhelms the system and adds to the overload of the system.

Macungie officials were hoping for 20 attendees but more than 60 residents attended.