Wednesday, February 27, 2013
TV, laptop computer and movie cameras are among items stolen from Lower Macungie residence, troopers report.
A thief with a penchant for electronics or anticipating cash from the resale of hot goods found some items to his liking at a Lower Macungie Township residence, according to police. Someone in the span of two weeks made off with several items valued at $2,300 from the home of Ray Allen Leibensperger and Jean Marion McFadden of 2300 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., said state police at Fogeslville. The theft occurred between Jan. 14 and 29. Police just released details of the crime this week. Items taken included a 50-inch Sony television, a Panasonic laptop computer and two movie cameras, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 610-395-1438.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hurricane Sandy reminds us what can happen when people have no choice but to talk to each other and cooperate.
We sat in the dark with only candlelight and flashlights to illuminate our faces and we read to each other. The air in the house has been chilly since we lost power from Tropical Storm Sandy Monday night so my husband, sons and I huddled together for warmth. Our house looked like a set from "Phantom of the Opera." As the batteries ran down on the kids' school laptops, they were faced with what sometimes seems like a last resort: talking to their parents, in a conversation, without using their texting thumbs. Our older son was in search of a monologue so we started reading aloud from various plays and cracking each other up. It all felt like it had when the boys were little before electronics encroached on our family time. I don't mean …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Some fees will apply at the Sept. 17 event.
Lower Macungie Township will hold a Document Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day on Sept. 17 in the parking lot of the municipal building and community center. The event is for residents of Lower Macungie Township only. Announcing the event this much in advance will allow people time to gather everything and make arrangements to transport it, said Township Manager Bruce Fosselman. The free document shredding event is limited to one carload per household, he said, and is designed to help residents reduce identity theft. It also promotes recycling. Participants will be able to view their documents being shredded on-site. Staples, rubber bands, folders, paper clips, etc. need not be removed prior to shredding, he said. The electronic …