Northwestern Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

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.

Lowhill meets for new year

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

With all positions organized for 2018 the Lowhill Township supervisors’ board was ready to address its agenda for the first regular meeting of the new year.

Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Hughes first made a motion, which was later passed, to approve the December 2017, the reorganization meeting and the auditors meeting minutes.

The next order of business was to review the Sorenson construction sketch plan for 2883 Windy Road.

After discussing the plan, supervisors agreed to approve the sketch plan and allow the company to move forward.

Gov. Tom Wolf visits LCCC

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Discusses CDL, manufacturing programs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently visited Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, to discuss trucking and manufacturing positions with local company team leaders and students.

Wolf was introduced by LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber, who helped lead discussion topics.

Upon his arrival at the college, Wolf, Bieber and LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Roberta Marcus toured the commercial truck driver training facilities and the college’s new manufacturing mobile unit.

This mobile unit helps prepare workers for higher level jobs in manufacturing.

Lowhill supervisors prepare township for the new year

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

This meeting only occurs once a year, mandated by the state to be held on the first day after the new year, but changes made at the reorganization meeting could affect the direction of the township.

Lowhill supervisors did not make many changes this year and, according to township Secretary Jill Seymour, supervisors named Richard Hughes as chairman and George “Buddy” Wessner Jr. as vice chairman.

Supervisor Robb Werley was appointed treasurer.

Steckel and Stopp law firm, Slatington, with Attorney Charles Waters, was named township solicitor.