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Run Tigers, run

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Education Foundation sponsors 5K, 10K runs

The Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation recently sponsored its annual Tiger 5K and 10K runs at Ontelaunee Park with all proceeds going to benefit the school district.

The money goes to the mini grants teachers receive for materials that are not in the school budget.

The average amount garnered from the runs is $10,000.

Each registrant received a shirt: green for 10K runners and yellow for 5K runners. The 10K runners cover the same route as the 5K but go around twice. There were 170 entrants.

New signs welcome visitors to township

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Motorists driving through South Whitehall Township will soon be seeing new welcome signs with a covered bridge image.

At a recent commissioners’ meeting, Director of Operations Randy Cope stated the new signs will replace the existing ones and will continue the branding efforts of the township.

Commissioners approved the purchase of 25 signs at a cost of $4,200. Public works staff will install the signs.

In another matter, commissioners approved David F. Wilson to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission.

Pennsylvania races to become leading organic state

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding and Director of Rodale Institute Jeff Moyer discussed Pennsylvania’s focus on becoming the top organic producing state June 12 at Jaindl Farms, Orefield.

Farmers transitioning to organic agriculture will be given free consultation services thanks to the partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute, under the proposed Pennsylvania Farm Bill.

The farm bill will invest more than $24 million in Pennsylvania agriculture, encouraging producers to cultivate more resources.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Seniors honored for their generosity of time, spirit

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were honored during the 19th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Part I of the Unsung Heroes story includes local honorees Barry L. Faust, William H. Wehr and Nancy J. Eckert.

Barry L. Faust

Library hosts Lego challenge for youngsters

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, recently hosted a Lego Challenge as part of a variety of STEAM-based projects for kids ages 2-5.

Head of Youth Services Jaclyn Hoimes gave four challenges to the children.

They were each given a cup of assorted Legos to work with and they could work individually or in groups of two or three.

Each challenge was timed for five minutes.

The first challenge was to make an animal or part of an animal and the second was to make the Eiffel Tower.

Temple Beth El hosts Seder at Country Meadows

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

As a preview to Passover, a Seder was held the evening of April 15 at Country Meadows, Upper Macungie.

The Seder led by Rabbi Re’em and a teen group from Temple Beth El. All residents were invited to attend.

After an introduction to Passover by Rabbi Re’em, Diane McCready, the chaplain at Country Meadows read a prayer.

The rabbi described the food items on the Passover plate and sang while playing his guitar.

The teens read several prayers and sang with the Rabb Re’em.

Upper Macungie board listens to litany of traffic problems

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Several Upper Macungie residents attended the June 6 supervisors’ meeting to voice discontent at the current conditions along Cetronia Road.

Speeding, trucks and some accidents plague the roadway.

Carol Michaels led the group with a petition and some photos she presented to the board.

Township Police Chief Colón will contact PennDOT on the situation while engineer Darin Martocci will study the signage in the area and ascertain if more is needed.

In other matters, several resolutions were on the meeting’s agenda.