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Kuss Brothers rezoned

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The 8.3-acre parcel that was the longtime home of the former Kuss Brothers Nursery has been rezoned to Neighborhood Commercial.

The land at 670 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. was previously divided across two zoning districts — R-3 Residential and Highway Commercial.

When the issue was raised two years ago, plans for the property included opening a connection through Glick Avenue.

That proposal generated an outcry among residents who did not want additional traffic coming through their quiet neighborhood and who expressed concerns about safety and the value of their homes.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Union Lutheran Church having multifamily yard sale May 20

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a multifamily yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20.

Come and shop for baby items, toys, household things, books and more. The kitchen will be open.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.

On May 29, Lutheran leaders will conduct a Memorial Day service 9:30 a.m. in Union Cemetery.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will recognize individuals who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on May 28 .


School pool to be resurfaced

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

With the approach of summer, the Parkland School Board has approved several major projects to be conducted in preparation for the 2017-18 term while students are not present.

The swimming pool at the high school will be resurfaced by Stonebridge Inc. at a cost of $336,800.

At a recent meeting, Superintendant Richard Sniscak reported the matter was planned for last year but bids exceeded the allocated amount.

“We have a different company and better pricing this year,” Sniscak said.

Two Republicans, one Democrat on ballot in South Whitehall race

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Commissioners Christina “Tori” Morgan and Thomas Johns are seeking re-election on the Republican ticket, while Mark Pinsley is waging a campaign on the Democratic side in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

Residents may vote for not more than two candidates for a four-year term on the board of commissioners.

Morgan, who has been board president for five years, became a commissioner in 2008.

A graduate of Muhlenberg College, Morgan is an environmental compliant specialist with SUEZ.

$172.3 million budget proposed

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board and 30 administrators convened recently for a daylong seminar to review the proposed 2017-18 budget.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak provided opening comments.

“We want to have a good, candid discussion on a transparent budget process,” he explained.

“We are coming forward today with a balanced budget.

“We have the lowest real estate tax in Lehigh County based on mileage.”

The proposed budget indicates $172.3 million in expenditures for 2017-18, a 3.76-percent increase over the previous term.


Thursday, May 4, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union UCC hosting country sale

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will stage its annual country sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 6.

The event includes a community yard sale, both inside and outside the church.

There will be a book sale and Santa’s Attic, which includes Christmas and other holiday items for sale.

Here’s a chance to stop by the geranium stand and purchase plants for your garden or Memorial Day displays.

Union UCC cooks will be serving up homemade soup, barbecues and various sides for your lunch time enjoyment.

School board takes a look at plans for new school

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Representatives of KCBA Architects have given the Parkland School Board a preview of the new Parkland elementary school planned for construction in Upper Macungie.

The facility will be situated on an 18-acre parcel of land donated by David Jaindl along Twin Ponds Road between Schantz Road and Long Lane.

Mike Kelly, KCBA principal of project development, told the board at its April 18 meeting, designers take into consideration features necessary for students’ safety and security as well as academics.

New veterinary facility planned

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

A new veterinary facility, Hamilton Animal Care, will be constructed on a 1.34 acre lot at 4570 W. Tilghman St.

The site is located at the southeast corner of the Hausman Road and Tilghman Street intersection.

The plan includes a two-story building with 8,157 square feet for the veterinary office and 1,443 square feet for general retail use.

There will be parking for 46 vehicles with a driveway connection to the adjacent P.J. Whelihan’s Restaurant property. The facility will be served by public water and sanitary sewage.

Beer, wine and chow at GIANT

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The GIANT supermarket, 3070 Tilghman St., in the Village West shopping center, will be selling beer for consumption on the premises or to go, and wine for take-out.

The plan includes a restaurant in the rear, left corner of the store which will feature a salad bar, sandwiches and hot foods.

Seating will be provided for 30 people who will be allowed a two-beer limit for drinking on the premises, along with purchase of a meal.

north whitehall township

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union UCC, Neffs, to welcome rabbi

Rabbi Daniel Swartz, spiritual leader of Temple Hesed in Scranton, will be the guest preacher April 23 for the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services at Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.

His theme will be “Creation Care Beyond Blue or Red.”

The rabbi will join the adult education class 9:15 a.m. in Room 5 to share scriptural and practical guidelines for care of the planet. All are welcome to attend.