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Rodale begins offering online courses

mcall.com — Rodale Inc. is getting into the online education business with its unveiling of RodaleU, a website that will provide how-to lessons on tightening up your gut or preparing for a daunting marathon.

Three Lehigh municipalities get new voting districts

mcall.com — Some voters in three Lehigh County municipalities will be casting votes in new polling places by the May 19 primary and doing, presumably, in shorter lines. Lehigh County Judge Edward W. Reibman last week approved a request by the county's Election and Registration Commission to add voting districts in North Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Lower Saucon Townships.

Lehigh commissioners make Cedarbrook study group official

mcall.com — Lehigh County commissioners have approved the framework for an advisory committee that will study the Cedarbrook nursing home and come up with a long-term plan to care for older county residents. The board last week approved a resolution that sets ground rules for the committee and the people who will serve on it.

Newsmaker Q&A with Lehigh County Commissioner Lisa Scheller

mcall.com — Lisa Scheller , in her fourth year on Lehigh County's Board of Commissioners, recently announced she will not seek-reelection on the board. The Republican was one of four candidates who were part of a "reform slate" driven to run by a 16 percent tax increase.

Police: Woman left child in car for 40 minutes while shopping at Walmart

mcall.com — A Macungie woman left a sleeping child alone inside a car with the engine running while she shopped inside a Walmart store in Lower Macungie earlier this month, state police at Fogelsville said. The temperature was below freezing when Judith E. Konopka, 30, left the child unattended for about 40 minutes on Feb.

Lehigh commissioners boot two from Lehigh County Authority board

mcall.com — Saying Lehigh County Authority's board of directors needs change, Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday night rejected the reappointments of two members, including longtime chairman Asa Hughes, after airing complaints about the way the agency does business. By 6-3 votes, the board shot down the reappointments of Hughes, who lives in Lowhill Township, and Brian Nagle of Macungie.

Lehigh commissioners boot two from Lehigh County Authority board

mcall.com — Saying Lehigh County Authority's board of directors needs change, Lehigh County commissioners on Wednesday night rejected the reappointments of two members, including longtime chairman Asa Hughes, after airing complaints about the way the agency does business. By 6-3 votes, the board shot down the reappointments of Hughes, who lives in Lowhill Township, and Brian Nagle of Macungie.

Cedarbrook management firm, citing political climate to opt out of contract

mcall.com — The consulting firm that has managed Lehigh County's Cedarbrook nursing home for more than a decade has announced it will opt out of its contract at the end of June, in part over what it calls the county commissioners' micromanagement and pattern of second-guessing decisions.

Lower Macungie moves forward with artificial-turf planning

mcall.com — A pair of lighted artificial-turf fields planned for Lower Macungie's Quarry Park could accommodate up to three youth soccer games or four lacrosse games simultaneously, and would also be available for football and field hockey.

Lower Macungie taps company to install artificial turf

mcall.com — Lower Macungie officials have chosen a company to bring artificial turf to the township as part of a controversial Quarry Park improvement project, but they say the work likely won't begin until August. Township commissioners on Thursday night selected AstroTurf to design the estimated $3.3 million project and apply synthetic grass on two fields at the 35-acre park.
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Mar 04, 2015

State police investigating fatal crash on Route 33 fw.to/QK1xkOl @mcall

Mar 03, 2015

Getting a project in Allentown's NIZ is about to get more difficult fw.to/AYKULYM from @matthewassad21

Mar 03, 2015

PA Gov. Tom Wolf's budget raises income and sales taxes, offers property tax relief fw.to/gGtDHkQ

Mar 03, 2015

RT @ReutersWorld: PHOTOS: On a remote island in southern Japan, cats outnumber humans six to one. reut.rs/1DP7wRJ pic.twitter.com/Pjg1TVJQrs

Mar 03, 2015

RT @EastPennSD: EARLY DISMISSAL FOR 3/3/15 12:45pm-Secondary; 1:30pm-Elementary No P.M. Kdg; No PM/evening activities; IU trans is coming 2 hrs early #EPSD

Mar 03, 2015

RT @MontcoCourtNews: Donna Krupp, accused of torching #Limerick detective's home in revenge, says 'I'm innocent' after #MontcoPa hearing tout.com/m/uyciwp?ref=t…

Mar 03, 2015

Democrats say Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious fw.to/WpPEKHl

Mar 02, 2015

RT @mcall: Person shot in Allentown; man in red hoodie runs toward Whitehall mcall.com/news/breaking/…

Mar 02, 2015

RT @amychozick: Hillary Clinton’s use of private email at State Dept. is "serious breach," officials say. @MichaelSSchmidt reports: nyti.ms/1EcfJjU

Mar 02, 2015

RT @Cut4: The Phanatic is a horticultural masterpiece at the @PhilaFlowerShow thanks to @PHS_gardening: atmlb.com/1Ec0nfp pic.twitter.com/fRG6uWKSiV

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