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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Dedication on June 9 constructed IRT Levans Road Trailhead pavilion 10 a.m. June 9 at 3256 Levans Road, North Whitehall Township.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Rail-Trail

Commissioners of the Ironton Rail-Trail will have a dedication of the recently constructed IRT Levans Road Trailhead pavilion 10 a.m. June 9 at 3256 Levans Road, North Whitehall Township.

There will also be a 5K Run/Walk from the pavilion to Portland Street and back.

Constructing the pavilion on this section of trail, which was opened in 2016, fulfills the goal of the IRT Master Plan.

It took 23 years of dedicated work by members and friends of the IRT...

Northern Lehigh Comprehensive Plan to be updated

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

Work more efficiently, save money and better manage the growth in their communities, all while they save for the future.

That’s essentially the plan for six Northern Lehigh County communities who came together for an afternoon news conference May 29 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli.

The purpose was to kick off an 18-month effort to draft a new Northern Lehigh MultiMunicipal Comprehensive Plan to update the 2004 Northern Region of Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan.

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Invasive plant class on July 24

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a...

Group to meet on June 6

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. June 6 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “The Dangers of Lyme Disease,” presented by Cathy Gumlock.

Members and others interested in ham radio are invited to attend.

For more information, go to dlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Grant sought for creek repair

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Operations Randy Cope is looking ahead to a future project to remove the gabion baskets along the Jordan Creek at Covered Bridge Park.

He is seeking a grant of $50,000 from the state flood mitigation program to begin the process.

Cope said the gabion devices are wire baskets filled with rocks to support the stream bank and to prevent erosion.

He said the 4-foot to 6-foot high baskets were installed by the township along the stream many years...

Flag raising on June 14

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN

The Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag-raising ceremony, rain or shine, noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza.

At 7 p.m. there will be Allentown Band concert in West Park at 16th and Turner Streets, including a patriotic address by Judge Melissa Pavlack of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

Concert rain site is the auditorium of Willlam Allen High School.

Bugler Bob Sedlick, Jr. will call for the Presentation of the Colors by the...