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North Whitehall Township

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Baskets, breakfast and treats

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will have a basket party from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25.

Tickets will be available at the door but may be purchased in advance at a discount.

Call 610-767-6884 for tickets.

To receive a free sheet of tickets, bring a grocery bag full of non-perishable items for the Northern Lehigh Food Bank.

The kitchen will be open with a menu including homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods.

Last year the congregation prepared more than 200 creative baskets and would like to do as well this time.

Glenn Block speaks out on Wehr's Dam

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Commissioners Board Vice President Glenn Block explained his views on the Wehr's Dam issue to the Press after the Oct. 1 commissioners' meeting.

"I want to make sure all sides are heard, then we can make the best decision," Block said. "There would have to be a compelling reason, environmental, financial, to tear it down. I am interested in practicality, whether it needs to come down or doesn't.

"If there is no compelling reason, I'm in favor of leaving things the way they are."

Study underway on dam

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Environmental scientist Nate Hoffman provided a review of the $200,000 study now underway addressing potential removal of Wehr's Dam and restoration of the Jordan Creek in Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

At the Oct. 9 meeting at the recreation center near the dam, Hoffman, project manager of the study, reported an underwater inspection of the dam has been conducted, and a topographic survey has begun on 3,100 feet of the stream from the S-Turn to a point west of the Pennsylvania Turnpike crossing.