Although new construction has been scarce in recent years due to the weak economy, developer KRE has drafted plans for a major project on the Bortz tract between Cetronia and Schantz roads, and Route 309.
In a presentation to commissioners Feb. 20, KRE representatives provided background on their company headquartered in Bridgewater, N.J., and displayed pictures of completed work in various locations.
Representatives of Upper Macungie and South Whitehall townships met in a joint session Feb. 13 to discuss the possibility of acquiring an incident command vehicle, also known as a mobile command center.
Upper Macungie Emergency Management Coordinator Grant Grim and South Whitehall Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Kelly gave the presentation.
The vehicle would be used when an event occurs that might need on-the-scene action or presence by the local municipality, police or emergency management personnel.
THURSDAY, FEB. 28
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.
A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, according to state Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd.
The PFBC is selling three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history.
A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015; a five-year license will last through 2017.
Customers who purchase a multi-year license will save money by not having to pay transaction and processing fees each year.
Upper Macungie Township Fire Commissioner Grant Grim's report to supervisors at the Feb. 7 included: 42 fire inspections; 123 emergency responses (Stations 8-33, 25-41 and 56-49); 206 EMS responses (priority 1 - 69, priority 2 - 66 and priority 3 - 68, with three mutual aid requests).
Twelve permits were issued by the zoning office for new residences, 24 permits for residential additions, 18 permits for commercial and industrial additions, and 42 miscellaneous permits.
A zoning appeal regarding T.H. Properties was continued until March 27.
Businesses display wares at Home Show.
Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will be having mid-week Lenten services 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 27 to March 20.
For more information, call the church office at 610-683-7485.
The church will be having a relay for life brunch after the Feb. 24 church service. The youth group brunch will take place after the March 3 church service.
There is a fee to attend both brunches.
Upper Macungie Township is having a free family game night 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.
DevonHouse celebrates Valentine's Day.
Fourteen months ago, when the new principal of the Jewish Day School, Yossi Kastan, began, he, the faculty and board of directors decided to re-energize the school and move it toward becoming one of the Blue Ribbon Beacon Schools of Distinction. It follows the same standards as all public schools in the area and all over the nation.
The Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence program is a comprehensive school self-assessment that is a way to develop a plan of action to recognize schools that excel in nine critical areas.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets at Coplay Municipal Building, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.