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Visitors have hot time at Chili Pepper Festival

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

The 17th annual Chili Pepper Festival, founded by John Bixler and Chris Markey, took place Sept. 7 and 8 in Bowers.

There were rows of vendors and food stands with everything connected to chili peppers that anyone could imagine. Most of the foods offered contained chili peppers.

Butch Imhoff's Acoustic Road Show provided entertainment for people strolling around, eating and taking in the sights.

The variety of music played was for everyone's taste, as long as you liked country.

The music, by a variety of entertainers could be heard all day, everywhere.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of Congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



South Whitehall Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) Doris Snyder rezoning request for a portion of 2449 Walbert Ave. from R-4 Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial. 2) Tilghman Square Shopping Center improvements for a one-story retail building and a two-story commercial building at 4650 Broadway.


Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. meeting in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Board awaits court ruling before deciding on hotel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by KEN BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Attorney Lawrence Fox spoke with Upper Ma-cungie supervisors again concerning the Iron Run Motel project.

Accompanying him at the Oct. 4 meeting was Jeff Barry, regional director of the East Coast for Best Western Hotels.

He presented copies of contracts related to the site and also elaborated on the proposal.

According to Barry, there would be 50 extended stay suites built on the site.

This development is much smaller than most due to the lot size. Most new projects have from 80 to 100 suites with 64 percent expected occupancy rate.

Short-stay medical centers approved

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Coordinated Health, a regional health care network with 16 facilities throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has acquired the 1621 N. Cedar Crest building for development of its skilled nursing services.

The 35,000-square-foot facility will complement the 20-bed hospital and medical practice located at 1503 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. since 2009, in the Cedar Pointe complex across from Crest Plaza, South Whitehall.

Coordinated Health plans to gut the interior of the 1621 building and re-do the exterior to blend with the existing campus.


Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·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 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.