Friday, April 26, 2013
Rides, games, food and more are making their annual appearance through Saturday.
The lights, sounds, sweet smells and shouts of joy are back in town with the annual offering of the spring carnival that supports Macungie Fire Co. No. 1 Social Club. Held at 31 S. Walnut St., the carnival will offer rides, games, food, bingo and more and will serve as a major fundraiser for the club. Grounds open at 6 nightly.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Macungie Police Chief Edward Harry and Fire Chief Mike Natysyn gather cards, patches for Nathan Norman.
Toward the beginning of every Macungie Council meeting there is time built in for council members to praise or comment on any topic. And during "Council Compliments, Complaints, Petitions and Appeals" at the Dec. 17 meeting, Council Member Debra Cope called council's attention to a recent Patch story about Nathan Norman, a six-year-old boy from Rustburg, Va., who has brain cancer. The future does not look bright for the tyke, he takes great pleasure in anything related to police, firefighters or EMTs. Cope was touched by the story and passed it along to Macungie Police and Fire officials to see if they wanted to help. "Macungie Police Chief Ed Harry sent cards and patches from the Macungie Police Department, the Hazleton Police Department …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Macungie Borough makes plans to spend $2.2 million in 2013.
Macungie Borough Council rolled out and passed a $2.2 million preliminary budget at its Dec. 3 meeting that supports the borough's infrastructure through various projects planned for 2012. Highlights were described by Councilman Christopher Becker who, thoughout the year, spent hours analyzing, planning and canvassing fellow council members on the best ways to spend the borough's money in 2013 and to try to avoid anything resembling the struggle with the 2012 budget. Some of the planned expenditures from the borough's general fund in proposed 2013 budget include: * A 1.7 percent increase for the teamsters contract which is still in negotiations. * $10,000 for engineering services for the development of Lumber Street. * A new police car to …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
His goal is to fight forest fires.
Name: Kameron Heffner Age: 21 Hometown: Macungie Family: Kameron lives at home with his mother, Kelly Magill. Occupation: He is an electrician for R G Electric. Fire Department: Kameron volunteers with the fire police and is a brand new firefighter. He just completed his probation period at the Macungie Fire Department. Training: Kameron completed his basic training and essentials and was certified as a firefighter in June. However, he said, the training is ongoing and continues, as he learns more and becomes certified in the various areas of fighting fires and rescuing people from vehicles and buildings. Why did you choose to become a firefighter/fire police? “It was something I always wanted to do.” How do your loved ones feel …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Food, rides, games and fun shine at early-season event.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Tad Miller
Friday, May 11, 2012
While Thursday's winds made temperatures a little bit unseasonably chilly, some hardy souls still came out to enjoy the Macungie Fireman's Carnival. The traditional pre-summer event began Tuesday and will continue through Saturday on the fire company grounds in the borough. Warmer weather is expected Friday and Saturday, which should allow those waiting to enjoy the outdoors a chance to do so. Events begin at 6 nightly. They include rides, games, bingo and food. Friday's musical entertainment will feature karaoke. Junior's Grades will provide live music on Saturday.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Annual fire company event runs May 8-12.
Macungie Fireman's Carnival When: May 8-12 from 6 p.m. to closing Where: at 31 S. Walnut Street What: Rides * Games * Food * Bingo * Music * Fun The details: * May 8 & 10 - Special ride prices * May 11 - Karaoke * May 11 & 12 - Bingo "Under the Tent" * May 12 - "Junior's Grades" - live band The rest: Macungie Fire Department www.station15fire.org 610-966-2323 for informaiton
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
She has been volunteering with the organization for 40 years.
Name: Ruth B. Schmoyer Age: 72 Hometown: Macungie Family: Ruth was married to David Schmoyer for 42 years, until his death in 2000. She has two sons and four grandchildren. Occupation: She was a caregiver for 30 years. Fire Company: Ruth has been a member of the Macungie Fire Company Auxiliary for 40 years. Describe your job with the auxiliary and how you got involved: “I am the recording secretary of the Ladies Auxiliary. I also help with the hoagie sales we have here. I got involved through my neighbors. I would come with them for something to do.” Do you have family members involved with the fire department? “I have no family members involved with the fire company. I joined because I wanted to. It was a way for the women to help…
Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team is providing "O2 Fur Life" kits to help animals in emergencies.
The Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team (LVCART) on Tuesday presented several area fire companies with O2 Fur Life rescue kits in its ongoing effort to help first responders care for animals at emergency scenes. Macungie Fire Department was first, said LVCART Coordinator Victoria Schadler. Emmaus, Upper Milford Western District and Lower Milford fire companies also received kits. Macungie Ambulance Corps accepted its kit last week. The kits comprise tubing and small, medium and large masks that fit over an animal's snout. Each kit cost $75, and LVCART's goal is to purchase and distribute 80 kits to first responders in Lehigh and Northampton counties. So far the group has ordered 50 kits and counts on sponsors and fundraisers to come …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
She has been a member since John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th President of the United States.
Name: Gloria Peters Age: 78 Hometown: Macungie Family: She and her husband, Robert, were married 50 years until he died in 2001. “I had three sons, but only one is still living,” Gloria said. “One was killed in a car accident at Countryside and another was killed at Knolls.” Gloria also has six grandchildren. Occupation: “I was busy raising my three boys. But I did work at Allen Organ for five years.” Fire Company: Gloria has been volunteering with the Macungie Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary for 52 years. “I don’t remember how I got started. I think I came with a friend of mine,” she said. Describe your job with the ladies auxiliary and how you got involved: “I help with the preparation and the making of the hoagies when we sell them…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Township worker was charged with taking department property.
The Lower Macungie Township worker charged Friday with sexually assaulting a boy has been in trouble with the law before - when he was Macungie fire chief and fire marshal. James Michael Andrews stole a digital camera from the Macungie fire station - a crime which led him to be fined $300 and placed probation for a year after he pleaded guilty to theft. Andrews was sent to Lehigh County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail last week after being charged with sexualy assaulting a boy, 13, seven or eight times from August 2011 to March 8, 2012. Andrews has worked for Lower Macungie Township for almost 22 years. Police say some of the assaults took place in the township's maintenance building at 5536 Indian Creek Road and also a Andrews' home. …