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New auditors for South Whitehall

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have approved Buckno Lisicky and Co. as the new auditors for the municipality and for the township authority.

They replace France, Anderson, Basille, the firm that held the previous contract.

Township Manager Jon Hammer explained as auditors are a professional service, a bid process is unnecessary.

"We chose Buckno Lisicky because they are doing our policies and procedures," Hammer said.

Beekeepers honor Lehigh County, Penn State Cooperative Extension

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

During a recent meeting, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers displayed their appreciation to Penn State Cooperative Extension and Lehigh County for their continued support of apiculture and local beekeepers.

District 18 Director of Penn State Cooperative Extension Richard S. Kauffman, who oversees extension offices in four area counties, participated in the meeting and met with more than 50 beekeepers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond

He accepted an en-graved wooden plaque of appreciation from the association on behalf of the extension service and Lehigh County.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. in Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair /K3YD. Public is welcome to attend.

For info, go to, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.

·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.

Homelessness is topic of symposium at church

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Special to The Press in Local News

More than 100 Lehigh Valley residents from all faiths gathered at Calvary Baptist Church recently for a symposium on homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.

The presentation, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, was led by Allentown's First Lady, Lisa Pawlowski, co-chair of Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness by 2017.

She spoke about the city's plan for eliminating homelessness and the steps already taken.

Veterans group seeks members: Lawsuit dismissed

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by CAJETAN BERGER Special to The Press in Local News

The V.G. Kern Veterans Association Inc. will remain in existence following Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol K. McGinley's June 18 ruling.

Her decision dismissed a suit by Joseph R. Zeller and Leslie A. Reppert who asserted the association should be dissolved based on accusations it failed to uphold its purpose and that funds were misappropriated. According to court documents, Vernon Granville Kern Post 8344 was issued a charter by the VFW in October 1946, officially incorporating it in Pennsylvania.

One person's weeds are another's garden

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

The late English poet and artist Cicely Mary Barker referred to them as "wayside flowers."

Around here, many people simply call them "weeds." Other folks much prefer the term "wildflowers."

Whatever they are called, these plants, found growing along roadside, field, fence or untended patch of land anywhere, are undeniably lovely to look at, not to mention stubborn and hardy and sometimes invasive.

Putting aside any disdain or prejudice for the moment, take a good look and, as Barker suggests in her Flower Fairy books, "learn to see how pretty common things can be."