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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.

At-Home land development receives conditional approval

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.

Lighthouse Baptist celebrates marriage, family

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Being an honoree at the Sept. 27 church service at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Weisenberg Township, gave those who were married 50 years or more a second chance to march down the aisle.

Couples came in one-by-one to take their seats in the front row of the church.

The celebration of family and marriage was followed by a reception with food prepared at The Caring Place.

After the hot meal, cupcakes, placed to resemble a bridal gown, were presented for dessert.

Horsing around welcomed during Open Gate at Manito

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Those visiting Manito Equestrian Center during the Open Gate Tour came to see the horses, and three of them, relaxing in their pasture, had been brought closer at the beginning of the tour for better viewing.

Dakota and Josie are therapy horses. Walter carries lesson riders.

He is used for traditional riding, said Lydia Huegel, barn manager, and though he may be skittish, he takes care of his riders.

Josie came to the farm from a mustang adoption and has a special feel for the people with autism who come to ride.

The three horses are known as the “Old Guys.”

Hartman’s celebrates 75 years serving the community

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Dennis Hartman considers his butcher shop the best-kept secret in New Tripoli.

The shop, a third generation business, is located off Route 309, along Autumn Road.

Anyone looking to make a purchase at Hartman’s should look for a pig, often decked out in holiday attire, at the turn from Route 309.

Hartman’s is celebrating its 75th year providing the best in meats and meat products with award-winning beef jerky.

Dennis Hartman’s grandfather, William E. Hartman, started the business in the Lynnville area with a few good friends who raised animals for meat.