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Heidelberg Union Church penny party delivers the prizes

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The one event where most people attending win a prize and usually multiple prizes is at the Heidelberg Union Church penny party.

Players start with a lot of change, much in pennies, and a pile of numbers.

Each prize is marked with the cost, which may be as little as 4 cents.

The prizes and two cups, one for numbers and one for coins, are passed around the table.

When that is done, Betty Krause, who has been calling the winners for years, calls out, “Who won?”

Brian Fisher and Sylvia Dise then deliver the prizes to the winners.

Washington to improve roadways

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washington Township supervisors, at their May 1 meeting, announced the list of roads to be worked on this season.

They are County Bridge Road, Furnace Road, Ventura Drive, Maple Tree Lane, Windy Ridge Road, Javalyn Court, Eagle Circle, Old Mill Road and Bruce Lane. They will be advertised.

Sherry Graver, emergency management coordinator, said she has been attending the county hazard mitigation meetings for Lehigh and Northampton municipalities.

Forgotten Felines and Fidos

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Caring for our furry friends at vaccination clinic

Dr. Jeannette Maucher spends a great deal of her time helping shelters with events similar to the vaccination clinic fundraiser at Forgotten Felines and Fidos, Germansville.

Maucher does not have a private practice, said Dena Hankee, president of the rescue organization.

The veterinarian works at Forgotten Felines and Fidos three days a week and does relief work for local veterinarians.

Maucher said the spring clinic was going more quietly than last fall when many owners wanted everything available for their pet’s health.

Annual Austreibungs Fest chases away winter

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Flags created a colorful backdrop for the Joe Kroboth Duo as they provided the music for dancing and general enjoyment at the Austreibungs Fest, or the festival to chase away winter.

The flags were from Germany, Bavaria and Austria, Don Eckhart explained.

Paul Semmel was walking around talking to people as they entered the Goodwill Fire Company social hall in Germansville.

Tons of talent on display at Living Stone Fellowship

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A talent show at Living Stone Fellowship drew entrants from a large area in both singing and dancing categories.

Pastor Jean Masiko gave the welcome to the first ever talent show at the church in New Tripoli.

“This is a place of welcome for everyone,” she said. “We are honored to have these young people show their talents.

Bryan Gonzalez, the son of Associate Pastor Jaime Gonzalez, was the announcer.

Play ball!

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Baseball opens with parade, celebration

Luckily, the rain waited until evening when the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association tee ball, grasshopper and prep softball teams gathered to officially open their season April 25.

Volunteers from the school helped the Parent Teacher Organization man the concession stand.

As the players marched down the road to the playing field for the 11th annual event, they chanted, “Here we are, Tigers, here we come.”

David Freeman, baseball director for the NYAA, commented on the opening day.

“We’re here and the sun is shining so that’s a good sign,” Freeman said.

Trail to be done by ‘Night’

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the April 25 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, represented by Activities Director Jason Zimmerman, a parent and a student asked if the fee could be waived for its event which was usually held in the school but cannot due to construction.

The waiver was approved by the recreation commission and the event will be held at the community park.

The fellowship would like the outdoor venue to increase participation with the change in venue.

Civil War comes to Kempton

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Weekend activities raise funds for WK&S engine

From books to speakers and train rides with President Abraham Lincoln and his secretary, there were many different events happening at the Kempton Community Center during the weekend of April 13 through 15.

The event was a fundraiser to help pay for restoring a steam engine at the WK&S Railroad.

Capt. Rick Eisenhart, 153rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, a resident of Northampton County, was teaching a group of soldiers how to form a company.

“We are proud to serve our Union savior, President Lincoln,” Private Dave Strawn said.

Ag Security properties announced

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The April 19 Heidelberg Township supervisors’ meeting answered a question that audience members had been prepared to ask.

When residents ask to have land included in an Agricultural Security Area, there are advertisements in the newspaper announcing the requests, but apparently never from Heidelberg.

Supervisors approved resolutions to include LET Farms’ 64.91 acres at Heil and Central roads, and for Glenn and Kathryn Frey, Bake Oven Road, for 61.5 acres.

Visiting artist helps Weisenberg students create mural

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Caren Frost Olmsted, a mural artist from New Jersey, recently visited Weisenberg Elementary School for 11 days and helped 431 students create a mural on the wall outside the cafeteria.

Art teacher Karly Sacco commented on the visit.

“We had an amazing time,” she said of the unique project. Sacco brought four students and a slideshow to the March 27 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting.

Eric Riggins introduced the artist saying she chose the perfect spot for the mural. She has helped create 50 murals in various schools.