Saturday, May 11, 2013
The weekend centennial celebration in Alburtis wraps up with a May festival and other special events on Sunday.
Sunday marks the grand finale of the Alburtis centennial weekend celebration. Here's a list of the special events: 8 a.m.: Church of the Good Shepherd Service at Lock Ridge Park 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Historic Guided Walking Tour, narrated by Kevin Shoemaker, president of the Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society (leaving every hour, 15-20 per group) from Lock Ridge Church Noon to 1 p.m.: OPEN HOUSE: East Penn Children’s Fitness Academy (45 W. Penn Avenue) Noon to 5 p.m.: May Day Festival accompanied by crafters and community group food sales. Lehigh Valley Charter School for the Arts will be offering face painting and caricatures by the Boy Scout stand (for a small donation) at Lock Ridge Park. 2 p.m.: The Lockridge Theatre Group’s May Day …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Alburtis is turning 100 and you're invited to a weekend of centennial events to celebrate.
This weekend's big centennial celebration in Alburtis continues with these special events: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - Lion’s Club at Zion’s Lehigh Church on Spring Creek Rd. $5 for all you can eat. 10 a.m.: The Alburtis Centennial Parade, begins at Lock Ridge Park, featuring the Rajah Shrine Concert Band, The Old Time Plow Boys Clubs, the Allentown Hobo Band, several regional fire companies, and more… including borough representatives, the May Day Queen, local groups, and borough businesses. ROUTE: Lockridge Park, North on Franklin to Main, to W. 2nd, Left onto Walnut, Left onto School, Right onto Franklin, Return to Lockridge Park 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: OPEN HOUSE: ESSA Bank & Trust (11 N. Main …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Alburtis is turning 100 and you're invited to a big birthday party this weekend.
Happy Birthday, Alburtis! Here's the schedule of centennial events for this weekend: 6:30 p.m.: “100th Birthday” Cake Cutting, featuring Opening Remarks @ Borough Hall (260 Franklin St.) Guests will include U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, state Sen. Pat Browne, state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, Lehigh County Judge Douglas Reichley, and Lehigh County officials. 7:15 to 9 p.m.: Gallery Opening at Old Vic (in partnership with Folkwerks) – 131 S. Main St. Featuring artistic interpretations of town - past & present 6 to 9 p.m.: Dana Gaynor Blues & Classic Rock at the Fire Company, 328 S. Main St. Food available. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast - Lion’s Club at Zion’s Lehigh Church on Spring Creek Road. $5 for all you can eat. 10 a.m.: The …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The six member communities of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Development Plan meet for the first time since the plan was signed eight years ago.
The six members of the Southwestern Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan met Wednesday for the first time since the document was signed eight years ago. The plan, signed by the boroughs of Emmaus, Alburtis and Macungie and Lower Macungie, Upper Milford and Lower Milford townships, was designed to control development and preserve open space throughout the region. It mandates that those who signed the agreement send to the other partners notice of any potential zoning changes for review and comment. Upper Milford Supervisor Rob Sentner first mentioned calling all the municipalities together about three months ago. He opened the meeting with a statement calling for “no finger-pointing,” and for the most part, there was none. Times have changed …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New management mixes old and new ideas for the 88-year-old facility. Free admission returns, and additional music types will mix with country.
For those hoping the summer sights and sounds would return to Alburtis Park, we have one word for you: bingo! Bingo will be back. So will the bands. And, hopefully, so will the summer fun. Yes, Alburtis Park will see its 88th season despite some uncertainty, perhaps on the parts of some, after an abrupt closing Sept. 13. Former park operator Jack Stull and the Alburtis Fire Company, which owns the park, had a parting of the ways that shortened the season and left an uncertain future. But John Havassy, a fire company social club member and participant in country band Banned from the Ranch, said a committee was formed, and they knew the park would re-open as far back as October. "It wasn't a real threat," he said of the possibility that the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Two young men - one in Northampton County and one in Carbon County - were hit and killed by trains Sunday
Two young men were killed by trains -- one was ruled a "suicide by train" -- in the greater Lehigh Valley area on Sunday. There's no indication the deaths were related, but were instead a bizarre coincidence. On Sunday, a 19-year-old Wilson man died after being hit by a Norfolk-Southern Train near Island Park Road along the Lehigh River in Glendon, according to Pennsylvania state police at the Belfast barracks. The man's legs were severed, said Easton Police, and he died of blunt force trauma injuries at St. Luke's University Hospital in Fountain Hill. His death has been ruled a suicide by the Northampton County Coroner, according to a Lehigh Valley Live report. His name has not been released pending notification of his next of kin. …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Family, friends, colleagues pay respects to a pillar of the community.
A vibrant assortment of people came together to give their last respects to Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader. Mader was active in the Alburtis community and was the former Chief of the Alburtis Fire Department and current member and Captain of the Alburtis Fire Company Fire Police. His visitation ceremony was held the evening of November 7th at the Alburtis Firehouse, and his funeral service was held the morning of November 8th at the Church of the Good Shepard in Alburtis. His casket was carried through Alburtis one last time via a procession of firetrucks, before finally being interred at Lehigh Zion Cemetery. At the interment ceremony a 21-gun salute was fired and one final commemorative call was made through the fire company's radio in …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Scenes show Sandy at her worst and seven days later returning to normal.
One week later, Hurricane Sandy is a memory for those in the East Penn area. Although it is a memory that won't soon leave most of us, the area has been able to move past the lost power, uprooted trees and closed roads for the most part. Although some of those situations linger -- now, one week later -- residents have for the most part returned to their routines.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Kyle Bower tendered his resignation in a letter to Borough Hall on Wednesday.
Kyle Bower, the 19-year-old Alburtis council member who was recently committed to Lehigh County Prison because he violated a parole agreement, has resigned his seat on Alburtis Council, according to a story in The Morning Call. Bower's most recent legal trouble stems from his Oct. 15 arrest on complaints filed by both Pennsylvania State Police and Alburtis police on charges that include agricultural vandalism, agricultural crop destruction, criminal mischief, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. Late Oct. 3 and early Oct. 4, court documents say, Bower drove a gray Toyota Camry through soybean fields owned by David Jaindl at Smith and Ruth lanes in Lower Macungie Township. He also gathered political signs along the way …
Hurricane Sandy's very high winds blew through Macungie, Lower Mac and Alburtis on Monday and Tuesday.
Sandy blew in Monday and, fortunately, did not stay as long as predicted. Nor did she flood as much as she might have. And though Gov. Tom Corbett says Pennsylvania "dodged a bullet" because Hurricane Sandy fell short of her potential, she still brought along very high winds as her weapon of choice. Kalmbach Park lost what some estimate to be about 50 pine trees that were blown over roots and all. Other trees and utility poles around the area snapped in half as a result of Sally's ferocity. We invite you to add your photos to our. Just click on the green button that says "Upload photos and videos."