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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lowhill to update July board minutes

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes began the board’s Aug. 2 meeting asking for a motion to approve the minutes from July.

Treasurer Robb Werley said it should be included in the minutes that he abstained from voting for approval of the land development final plan for a proposed office at 6768 Kernsville Road on behalf of him and his wife, Brenda.

When that correction is made, Vice Chairman Buddy Wessner motioned to approve the minutes. Werley seconded it.

Werley said he will again abstain from voting.

Weisenberg, PennDOT switch roads

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During the Weisenberg Township June meeting Administrator Brian Carl stated as of June 4 Old 22 was no longer a Weisenberg Township road.

PennDOT now owns Old 22 and the township took ownership of Kecks, between Seipstown and Old 22. The township is satisfied with this swap, mainly because of all the detours that occur on Old 22.

Carl also explained a certain number of trees and plants were required by the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for construction of the park.

Goodwill seeks new fire truck

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Germansville Assistant Fire Chief Randy Metzger reported at the Lowhill supervisors’ June 7 meeting the fire department is looking to replace its 1991 Darley, which has a 1,500 gpm pumper, with a new KME aerial cap single-axle fire truck with a ladder on top and a pump.

Firefighters are looking for a more diverse truck as they cover bigger structures throughout Lowhill, Germansville and New Tripoli.

The new truck will cost around $737,000.

The board asked if they could look at a used truck,

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

Board change at Weisenberg meeting

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Weisenberg Township has a new face on the board of supervisors — Richard Bleiler.

Bleiler was the chairperson of the planning commission and served on the commission for 40 years.

During the board’s May 14 meeting, an important item of discussion was approving the retirement of Supervisor Tom Wehr.

Vice Chairman Anthony Werley and Chairwoman Linda Gorgas discussed Wehr’s retirement request.

Various topics discussed at Lowhill

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

At the start of the Lowhill Township April 12 supervisors’ meeting, Chairman Richard Hughes introduced Lowhill resident Diana Marshall. She attended to discuss independent redistricting.

Marshall brought along Terry Schettini, who represents Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan, citizen-led, statewide coalition, which is working to create a process for redistricting that is transparent, impartial and fair.

Schettini’s presentation involved topics about what gerrymandering including why it’s a problem, how to help fix it and how to prevent it from happening.

Lowhill discusses various issues

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors announced meetings for the multimunicipal plan will be 5:30 p.m. on first Tuesday of every month.

Roadmaster Joe Kalusky gave the road report at the board’s Feb. 1 meeting and noted as far as the Game Preserve Road detour, nothing new has been heard from PennDOT.

On the township agenda, old business included replacements for Bear, Narris Road, Winchester and Bittner’s Corner bridges.

As of the meeting, there was nothing new to report on the bridges.

I scream, you scream for Da Vinci’s ice cream

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Science should be fun, and making ice cream is definitely fun, so the Da Vinci Science Center put the two together for its 10th anniversary of Ice Cream Wars competition.

The science center gathered 10 local companies, including radio station B104, WFMZ 69 News, PPL, Highmark Blue Cross, Air Products and the Da Vinci Science Center itself, on Jan. 6, to see which one could make the best tasting ice cream using liquid nitrogen, which froze the ice cream instantly.

A record crowd of 1,800 attended the competition.

I scream, you scream for Da Vinci’s ice cream

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Science should be fun, and making ice cream is definitely fun, so the Da Vinci Science Center put the two together for its 10th anniversary of Ice Cream Wars competition.

The science center gathered 10 local companies, including radio station B104, WFMZ 69 News, PPL, Highmark Blue Cross, Air Products and the Da Vinci Science Center itself, on Jan. 6, to see which one could make the best tasting ice cream using liquid nitrogen, which froze the ice cream instantly.

A record crowd of 1,800 attended the competition.