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Board deals with plants, flowers and a tree

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Cindy and Joseph Szapka, owners of the Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, 4220 Crackersport Road, want to erect a 41-foot by 72-foot open air pavilion to protect their plants and flowers in inclement weather.

The accessory structure, at the business established 26 years ago, will guard plants from heavy rain, hail and frost.

The proposed building meets all zoning setbacks and impervious surface requirements.

Natural gas station approved

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Customers of the Exxon service station at 1825 Route 309 will soon be able to purchase compressed natural gas at the site bordering Pope Road, near the Nestlé Purina Petcare plant in South Whitehall.

Attorney Andrew Schantz, representing Lehigh Gas Corporation, described the materials that will be installed to convert an existing petroleum fuel dispenser to compressed natural gas at the commissioners' Aug. 15 meeting.

The equipment consists of a compressor, a sphere or tank to hold the CNG, and a dispenser.

LCA wastewater plant hearing is continued until Sept. 10

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

North Whitehall Supervisors' Chairman Ronald Heintzelman opened the continuance hearing for the proposed Lehigh County Authority wastewater treatment plant for a 5-acre subdivision of KidsPeace property.

Resident Ronald Roth presented pictures of a failing septic system along Route 309.

He told supervisors this home could be hooked up to the proposed treatment plant. Roth contended it would cost less to connect to the sewer system than to install a new septic system.

North Whitehall

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

St. John's UCC, Laurys Station cooking chicken at barbecue

St. John's United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, is offering a chicken barbecue 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for eat-in and from 4-7 p.m. for take-out.

The meal includes a half-chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, lettuce with bacon dressing, beverage and homemade dessert.

There is also the option of a kid's meal containing two drumsticks, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, cookie and drink.

Call the church office at 610-262-8061 for information.


Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Singer Elissa Clausnitzer will perform. Business session concludes meeting. Current and former federal workers are invited to attend. For information, call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.