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Kids, families and the community picnic at Lighthouse Baptist

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Phyllis Albright was signing kids for a trip to Camp Kilimanjaro, this year's Vacation Bible School at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Weisenberg Township, during the church's recent community picnic.

Albright said the picnic is expanding by inviting more organizations to participate.

Mission Leader Bob Walker, a member of the picnic committee, said with more organizations, the picnic becomes more community oriented.

All picnic costs, including food, are borne by the church.

Brian McGuiness is the lead guitar player with Heaven's Thunder, from Douglasville.

Rotary roast benefits Snack Pack

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

President of the Rotary Club of Allentown West Herb Klotz said any profit from the recent annual pig roast at Ontelaunee Park will go toward the Snack Pack project.

Begun in Northwestern Lehigh School District, the project has expanded to the Parkland School District to provide food for students who need assistance over the weekend.

Rotary wanted 150 attendees at the July event and, from a casual count, that number was reached.

The pig was roasted by Carl White of High on the Hog, Breinigsville.

American Legion Post 16 honors our fallen heroes

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

With visits to nine area cemeteries May 24 and three more to be visited Memorial Day morning, the Legionaires, Sons of the American Legion and Legion Riders honored this nation's fallen heroes who gave their all to save freedom for the rest of us.

This was the 95th year American Legion Post 16, Slatington, has been making its Memorial Day weekend trek.

Master of Ceremonies for the Memorial Day program was Dennis Ziegler.

People to People ambassadors plan Aussie trip

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Maria Russo and John Harvey, a teacher from Wilson Area High School, Easton, are planning a trip.

They are the delegation leaders for a group of high schoolers who will be in Australia July 9-28.

Their journey, under the auspices of the People to People Ambassadors program, will begin in Sydney and end at the Great Barrier Reef.

The People to People program was begun by President Dwight Eisenhower as a peaceful way to improve relations with Russia.

Christine Emmert discusses women's right to vote at historical society meeting

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Christine Emmert of the Friends of Hopewell Furnace entertained with a one-woman play during the May 9 meeting of the Albany Township Historical Society, in Trexler, Berks County.

She was introduced by historical society President Lucy Muth, who said Emmert was making a return visit.

Emmert visited years earlier with a presentation titled "Out of the Fiery Furnace."

At that time, she told the story of the way the stoves made at Hopewell improved women's lives.

Farmers celebrate at annual appreciation dinner

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Everyone was happy as smiles and laughter spread through the Hamburg Fieldhouse for the recent Farm Family Appreciation Celebration.

Local churches and an enlarged list of sponsors provide the dinner and dance annually to thank area farmers for their efforts in keeping the populace well-fed.

The smiles, laughs and a lot of talk by the 850 dinner guests was one of the major ways of thanking the FFAC committee consisting of Johanna Adams, Karen Boyd, Pastor Mary Gade, Mena Hautau, Joann Hunsicker, Nancy Knandler, Warren Loch, Dwane Miller and Henry Seidel.

Paint chipping off bridge in Heidelberg Township

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Representatives from six townships, Lynn, Heidelberg, Lowhill, Weisenberg, Washington and North Whitehall, met for their quarterly meeting Dec. 8 in the Washington Township Municipal Building.

Washington Township Roadmaster Tom Dengler said his road crew is still finishing leaf collection. The weather has been delaying the work. They are working on brush cutting.

"Someone is stealing stop signs," Dengler said. The township has run out of replacements and has to buy more.

Lynn Township Roadmaster Bruce Raber said his crew is trimming trees and working on the dirt roads.

Township reps meet for quarterly session

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Roadmasters representing six municipalities, including North Whitehall, Lowhill, Lynn, Washington, Weisenberg and Heidelberg, gathered on Sept. 8 at the North Whitehall Township Building for their quarterly meeting.

Carl Kressley of Lowhill Township opened the meeting saying his road crew is finished with oil and chipping.

He said the dirt roads actually held up pretty good considering the weather.

Kressley said work on Route 100 is nearly finished. J.D. Eckman was the contractor.

Gap Nature Center purchases land for arboretum

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

An offer had been made and accepted for the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, to purchase 1.6 acres of land in East Penn Township, contiguous to the 756 acres presently part of the Center.

On June 22, as part of Volunteer Recognition Day, a bus took the volunteers to see improvements done on the site.

The Nature Center's board initially discussed whether or not to buy the land for $17,000, the price requested by landowner Doug Gause.

The center received a grant for the purchase price.

Township reps report on road work, recycling

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Representatives from Lynn, Heidelberg, Weisenberg, Lowhill, North Whitehall and Washington townships met June 9 for their quarterly meeting at Lynn Township.

The discussion began with Heidelberg Township Roadmaster Kevin Huber.

He said township crews were working on drainage before doing base repair. Grass is growing rapidly and the boom mower the township purchased has had delivery put off once again, he said.

Huber traded an old Ford pickup and is getting a GMC in 1-1/2 to 2 months.