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Upper Macungie supervisors

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township to buy protective gear for firefighters

The Oct. 4 meeting was quiet and the agenda short for Upper Macungie supervisors.

Active shooter gear, similar to that worn by the police, will be purchased for the volunteer firefighters.

The gear will be carried in their vehicles so it is available in case of emergency.

Cost for the outfits is $18,393.12. A total of 15 units were purchased, which include a suit and helmet.

During public comment, some mention was given to the police situation from last month.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

For brownies:

2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 T. dark cocoa powder

6 semisweet chocolate

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup PA Preferred unsalted butter from Grube’s Dairy Store

2 large PA Preferred eggs from Grube’s Dairy Store lightly beaten

For cream filling:

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 T. PA Preferred unsalted butter from Grube’s Dairy Store

1 to 2 drops of Spearmint oil to taste

For glaze:

For the Record

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

To purchase tickets for Parkland High School’s play “26 Pebbles” go to or

The website name was spelled incorrectly in last week’s paper.

Tickets also will be available at the door each night. One hour before curtain.

“26 Pebbles” will be performed 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 13; and 3 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14; in the auditorium at the high school, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

We apologize for the error.

Cetronia walks away with the Golden Shoe Award

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Township Operations Randy Cope reports 415 children participated in this summer’s playground program, 75 more than last year.

Locations were set up at the Cetronia, Kratzer, and Parkway Manor elementary schools and were guided by South Whitehall Recreation Program Specialist Page Durflinger and 30 counselors, mostly college students.

Group trips were taken to an IronPigs game, a trampoline park and Beltzville State Park for a fossil hunt.

Bridge to open by December

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Valley Road Bridge near Guthsville Rod and Gun Club should reopen in late November or December, according to South Whitehall Public Works Manager Jeffry Clapper.

At the Sept. 19 commissioners’ meeting, Clapper reported seven bids were received for the job, and the lowest overall responsible bid of $94,560 came from Professional Construction Contractors Inc., Bethlehem. Clapper noted Keystone Consulting Engineers, the firm involved with the bid process, has worked with the company and concurs with the staff’s recommendation to award the project to them.

Board OKs outside counsel for lead issues

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners gave a first reading to and voted 5-4 to hire the law firm Anapol Weis to serve as counsel for the county and “several other unnamed counties” to press the goal of making much of the county’s older housing stock safe from lead contamination.

Commissioners Dr. Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Amanda Holt and Brad Osborne, all Republicans, voted against the measure at their Sept. 26 meeting.

Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, also Republicans, voted for the measure, as did Democrats Geoff Brace, Amy Zanelli and Dan Hartzell.