Ron Beitler deserves to be appointed to the Lower Macungie Township Board of Parks & Recreation, she says.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
To the Editor: It’s a sad day when pettiness denies a committed citizen an appointment to a Lower Macungie Township volunteer service committee. Ron Beitler has excellent leadership skills and would be a fine addition to any township committee. It seems the big egos of the majority of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners are easily pricked. They exhibit disdain for anyone who disagrees with their actions. Actions that have been consistently questionable. President Ron Eichenberg is suspect of the most self-serving actions of all. As a realtor, Eichenberg has listed two township properties that are being sought by developers. These properties are the subject of discussion between the developers and the Board of Commissioners. …
Day by day, small business is the backbone of our economy.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Dan Shope
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Big-box retailers stuffed a little entra something in customers' Christmas stockings this year: More store hours. But not the little retailers. The big retailers treated shoppers with a chance to visit their big-box stores a day before Black Friday. Toys R Us opened at 9 p.m. and Walmart -- including the supercenter in Lower Macungie -- opened at 10 p.m. on what some called Black Thursday instead of Thanksgiving. The smaller retailers celebrated Thanksgiving at home with their families. For owners of smaller retail stores in the Lower Macungie area, the move to extra store hours by the big-box retailers was met with a yawn. None of those contacted adjusted from their normal shopping hours. “The economy isn’t great right now," said Diane …