Heintzelman Funeral Home co-owner and Supervisor Robert Heintzelman spoke with The Press about Harold Reitz’s decades of service.
“His work ethic was second to none,” Heintzelman said. “He started at 7:10 a.m. for 8 a.m. and never left when he was supposed to. He said he would stop when his work was done.”
Heintzelman said Reitz, who recently retired, loved what he did.
“He was an integral part of everything we had going here,” Heintzelman said. “We gave him the fancy title ‘director of property management.’
Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, awarded the Fred J. Gross Memorial Community Service Award on June 5.
This year’s recipient was Olivia Morren, a senior at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Morren, of Upper Macungie Township, completed 60 hours of community service.
This community service coupled with a high grade-point average at Central Catholic, pushed her to the top of the list of candidates for the $500 scholarship.
Morren will attend Gettysburg College in the fall majoring in biochemistry and then she would like to attend medical school.
The new elementary school under construction in Upper Macungie Township has received the name Veterans Memorial, suggested by the Jaindl family who donated the land for the facility.
In gratitude for that gift of 18 acres, the board invited David and Jackie Jaindl and their children to name the school.
Board President David Kennedy provided background.
More than a dozen members, leaders and parents of the Lehigh County 4-H Livestock Club pitched in with the spring highway cleanup program with the members of Seipstown Grange 1657.
This year, marked the 4-H Club’s eighth year of participation in this annual event and for the grange, its 29th year of participation.
They first took part in Keep America Beautiful and then PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
The dreary weather May 12 did little to dull the luster of Circle of Seasons Charter School students and their families during a dazzling May Faire event.
The Mayfair program was a five-hour experience that “welcomes in spring and is a celebratory day,” said Alison Saeger, principal of Circle of Seasons.
The event began with a Maypole Dance featuring a tall pole where students hold and pull on “giant woven ribbons.”
State SPCA officers have once again seized animals from Derbe Eckhart at 6587 Central Road, Germansville.
The officers executed a search warrant June 5 removing seven rabbits, 15 kittens, one adult cat, three adult dogs, nine puppies, one deceased puppy, one calf and one deceased bird from the property in Heidelberg Township.
Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30.
The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.
A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.
Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh Valley Home and Garden Center, Phoebe Floral Shop and Hair Razors.
North Whitehall supervisors had two plans to review at their June 4 meeting.
The first was the Dollar General land development plan for Oakwood Lane.
Applicants were seeking preliminary/final approval and were requesting waivers on certain items in the ordinance.
Peter Spisszak, Christopher Sheaffer and Ted Donald discussed the plan with the board at length.
Oakwood Lane will be widened to two, 12-foot lanes with a 6-foot shoulder on one side.
A traffic study showed a left turn lane was not warranted.