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Celebrating the groundhog

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Members of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer 16 Am Jahden gather

The evening was filled with fun and fellowship as members of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer 16 Am Jahden gathered for their 42nd annual fersommling.

Approximately 200 members of Groundhog Lodge No. 16 on the Jordan attended the conclave to participate in the festivities at the Schnecksville Fire Company social hall.

Lodge President David Adam said the group had the highest membership in 10 years with 250 members.

Founded in 1972 with 120 members, the groundhog lodge has grown ever since.

Musical entertainment was presented by Die Sauergraut Bowe (The Sauerkraut Boys).

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.



Upper Macungie Supervisors, 6:15 p.m., hearing for public comment on vacation of portion of Oak Lane, from Oak View Drive to Werley Road; a portion of Rabenold Lane, from Oak Lane to Route I-78 right-of-way. 6:30 p.m., public hearing to receive comment on proposed amendments to township code of ordinances. 7 p.m. to consider and possibly enact ordinances regarding definition of dwelling and height, requirements for townhouses and apartments; and vacation of portion of Oak Lane.

CACLV offering tax help

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley has dozens of trained volunteers waiting to help lower-income taxpayers file their tax returns.

Taxpayers with household income less than $50,270 are eligible for CACLV's free tax preparation assistance.

The following is a list of the sites, with dates and times where CACLV volunteers can assist:

·Community Services for Children, 1520 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Open 4:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Spanish speaking interpreter will be available every Monday.

Muller announces bid for county executive

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Tom Muller, a Democrat, is running for Lehigh County executive because he says he believes in this community.

"I believe in our businesses," Muller said. "I believe in our law enforcement community.

"I believe that it is the place of government to keep our communities safe and to create the kind of environment in which businesses and families can thrive."

"I am not particularly concerned with partisan labels," Muller says. "I'm concerned with results."

He has worn many hats in my lifetime.

Muller has worked in both the private and public sectors.

Board supports Greenway

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Director of Trails and Greenways for the Wildlands Conservancy Kevin Fister gave a presentation to South Whitehall commissioners Feb. 20 on the Jordan Creek Greenway project, which has been underway for several years.

When completed, the Greenway trail will extend from Allentown to the Appalachian Trail.

The trail will proceed from Jordan Meadows to Jordan Park, cross MacArthur Road to Mickley Road to the Jordan Creek Parkway in Whitehall and onward to South Whitehall.

Bill Leiner running for commissioner's seat

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Coplay Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. is looking for bigger fish to fry.

Leiner recently announced his intention to run for Lehigh County Commissioner.

"Because it's District I, I'll have the capability to stay very plugged into Coplay," he said.

Leiner said he plans to regularly attend Coplay council meetings, even if he wins the commissioner's seat.

Farm bureaus donate to Ronald McDonald House

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Members of the Lehigh County Farm Bureau traveled to Freddy Hill Farm, Lansdale, Feb. 18 to celebrate Food Check-Out Week.

Food Check-Out Week recognizes growing and raising healthy food is a farmer's top priority and focuses on helping consumers eat healthy meals, despite dealing with tight food budgets.

The theme of the year's Food Check-Out Week, which was celebrated from Feb. 17-23, was "Stretching Your Grocery Dollar with Healthy, Nutritious Food."

Roberta Marcus receives advocacy award

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

While a wintry mix of precipitation was falling on roadways, two individuals traveled halfway across the state to present the Timothy M. Allwein Advocacy Award to Parkland School Board member Roberta Marcus.

Dr. Marcela Diaz Myers, first vice president of the Pa. School Boards Association, and Larry Feinberg, Penns Grant Region 15 director, commended Marcus for her leadership on behalf of public education.