Lower Macungie is the third largest municipality in the Lehigh Valley with 32,000 residents over 24 square miles. We maintain 132 miles of roads, 14 bridges and 124 miles of sewer lines. Growth is an opportunity but at the same time one of our biggest challenges.
Over the last four years, we’ve focused on balancing economic development with quality of life. That means preserving prime agriculture and environmentally sensitive open space whenever possible. Where we can’t, we focus on guiding higher value projects to appropriate locations where infrastructure already exists.
The story goes that one man challenged a second man to write a children’s book using only 50 different words.
The first man was Bennett Cerf, founder of the Random House publishing company. The second man was Theodor Geisel, author, political cartoonist and animator.
The outcome of the bet: $50 in Geisel’s pocket and a little book titled “Green Eggs and Ham.”
The challenge was a win-win really. Random House, in 1960, published the work, which has sold more than 8 million copies.
In the world of work, always have a goal and never stop chasing it.
That’s the essential advice from every job counselor I’ve ever known. Do what you love, and you’ll never have to dread getting up and heading to your job.
From grade school on, I always wanted to be a journalist. By way of applying for a high school weekly column, I was fortunate enough to be able to work my way into the newsroom of the local daily newspaper in the South Jersey town where I grew up.
For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.
Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages like “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.” However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.
The “identity” of millions of individuals continues to be stolen by savvy thieves each year in the United States.
Today’s thieves are going after not just old bank statements, but old tax returns, and they are not just rooting through the trash, but are often using skimmers to collect credit card information or are getting information electronically through poorly safeguarded personal computers.
There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.
Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.
One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.
I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.
Every inch of space — from floor to ceiling — was stacked with newspapers and books.
To the Editor:
I believe we need to establish minimum requirements for our elected politicians and hold them accountable for each item listed.
•All politicians should be held to term limits.
•They should be required to attend a minimum 95 percent of scheduled voting of legislatures.
•If they fail to meet the 95 percent bench mark, their compensation is adjusted and forfeited accordingly to the percentage shortfall (this includes salary, pensions, medical insurances, expenses etc.).
To the Editor:
Years ago, before I knew what the buildings even were I remember driving past the former Allentown State Hospital and doing a double take. I pulled onto the campus and took a walk. The stately grounds and handsome buildings were stunning. A character and quality that doesn’t get built anymore. The hospital is now slated for demolition.
Have you seen the new Gillette commercial geared toward men that addresses bullying, toxic masculinity, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement?
The commercial, which debuted Jan. 14 on social media, shows boys fighting while adults look on, saying “boys will be boys,” instances of bullying, clips of sexual harassment and more while the narrator asks, “Is this the best a man can get?”
The narrator continues by saying, “Something has changed and there is no going back,” while showing news clips of current events of sexual harassment and more.