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Leukemia, Lymphoma Society fundraising has gone to the dogs

Thursday, June 16, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jericho von Lotta, a long-haired German Shepherd, is working with Pets for LLS.

This organization, featured on Facebook, shows pictures of pets who make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Jericho, 6, heads Pets for LLS and believes they will succeed One Lick at a Time.

The campaign began after Pamela Formica lost her son David to leukemia.

She made him a promise to fight the disease until a cure is found.

Planting begins in Windy Hill Garden at Mt. Zion Lutheran

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The slogan for the Windy Hill Garden, where planting began May 14, is “Planting Seeds of Hope.” Posts are in but the fence is not yet completed at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville.

The church owns several acres Victor Berger regularly plants to farm crops.

He did not mind when the church said it wanted to use a part of the land this year, said Janice Clemmer, last year’s council president.

She had the idea about planting a garden at that time but was too involved to start work on it.

Life Center welcomes exceptional riders

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jennifer LoMastro is director of therapeutic riding at the Manito Life Center.

The equestrian center originally began as a boarding and lesson barn along Cedar Crest Boulevard, South Whitehall.

Manito’s newest expansion is to provide the Life Center for those who are mentally and physically handicapped.

Others involved in the program are Alicia Pramik, administrative assistant, and Lisa Schadt, farm owner.

“Oh, it’s great,” said the mother of rider Anthony Larusso.

Austreibungs Fest celebrated at later date this year Purpose is to chase away winter

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The annual Winter Vanquish Festival at the Germansville Fire Station social hall featured an afternoon of eating, drinking, dancing and singing.

Walt Groller brought his special brand of music for singing and dancing at the April 17 festival. The event is sponsored by the Pastorius Home Association which was formed to enhance cultural connections with Germany.

Dinner was highlighted with Karl Ehmer wursts and bottomless beverages were featured treats at the dinner.

Numerous door prizes were awarded.

Farm Fest held at Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the recent Farm Fest at Ontelaunee Park frequent use of the words “natural” and “organic,” were used with advertisements galore for the Trexlertown Farmers Market to open May 14 at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, formerly the Velodrome.

Another farm market, the Blue Mountain, will be opening to local growers with farm fresh goods at the D&L Trailhead, Slatington.

In the lower level of the historic “Mail Pouch” barn at the park, two cars from the old Ontelaunee train were on display.

‘Thomas Jefferson’ visits Lynn Twp for his birthday

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

‘Thomas Jefferson’ celebrated his 273rd birthday (April 13, 1743) with the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society at the group‘s annual banquet at the Lynnport Fire Company.

Also celebrating a birthday that night was Tom Bailey, one of the 139 people who attended the celebration.

Earlier in the day, Steven “Thomas Jefferson” Edenbo visited Northwestern Lehigh Middle School.

He said the kids were great and well-behaved.

Edenbo, who came into his line of work while looking for acting jobs, has walked in Jefferson’s shoes for 17 years.

Two meanings of ‘spirit’ at Eight Oaks open house, art display

Thursday, February 25, 2016 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The new Eight Oaks Craft Distillers, Route 309, Lynn Township, had an open house on Feb. 20-21.

Adding to the fun was a display of paintings on wood panels by Kempton artist Jon Bond.

Bond said he is releasing new sets of prints and gift items, some of which were in the Spirits of the Paint show.

He tied his artwork to the distillery because it supports local organizations.

Chad Butters, distillery manager, said four kinds of drinks: gin, vodka, rum and apple jack are made at the site, in what resembles a big red barn.

Lehigh Gap open house offers greens, music and crafts

Thursday, December 31, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Bill and Lorraine Mineo bring the trimmings from their home-grown evergreens to be used to make wreaths and swags for the people attending the Lehigh Gap Nature Center’s Christmas open house.

Among the greens this year were juniper branches with large bunches of blue berries toward the ends of the branches.

Bill Mineo said the berries can be used in place of gin for drinks, but it only takes two or three for flavoring.

He told about the greens and occasionally suggested something that would go well together. The couple have years of experience making wreaths.

Historical society has Christmas open house

Thursday, December 17, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

This year’s Christmas Open House at the Old New Tripoli Bank, New Tripoli, was a daytime event rather than in the evening as in previous years.

Better attendance was credited to the great weather and a middle school scavenger hunt.

Outside on the lawn was an old one-horse sleigh and in it Santa Claus waited for the children to visit.

The sleigh is on loan from Roseanne Bagenstose and is stored at the old barn at Ontelaunee Park.

Also, Craig Weaver of Germansville brought his garden-scale train set and a village including McDonald’s.

Article By: Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

At the Nov. 4 meeting of the Washington Township supervisors, the land development known as the At-Home facility was given conditional approval.

The proposal was tabled two months ago because there were too many conditions remaining, most of which have been addressed.

The Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for the questions still to be taken care of such as a water flow rate.

Two buildings on the 40 acres are from 1997, one of which is two story.