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Mountain lions, bears and porcupines, oh, my!

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Gap Nature Center speaker discusses the seldom seen

Center County, Lehigh Township in Northampton County, New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap and the slate quarry over the hill are locations where several people who attended the first of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center's 2012 speakers series have reportedly seen mountain lions.

Gene Odato, district forester for the Tuscarora State Forest District, was introduced by Ed Newcomb, a member of the nature center's board of directors.

Even if half the sightings of mountain lions were misidentified, there would still be a lot around, he explained.

Another era brought to life

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pioneer Day celebrated at Ontelaunee Park

Put four gallons of cider into a large copper kettle, add cut-up apples to within two inches of the top and then cook. Some 5-1/2 hours later, apple butter will be ready to share.

This was only one of the many demonstrations and exhibits at the annual Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society Pioneer Day Oct. 6, at Ontelaunee Park.

This year, stirring the apple-cider mixture was made easier when a rocking chair, which matched the motion required for the constant stirring, was used.

Lynn Township supervisors continue work on codification of SALDO, zoning ordinances

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township Manager Kevin Deppe checked into the laws concerning presenting plans to the school district, a subject mentioned at the Sept. 5 codification meeting.

On Oct. 3 he told supervisors what he learned.

He said there is supposed to be a monthly report to the district.

The report is supposed to contain a construction schedule but the township has no way of knowing that because land can be subdivided and not built upon for years.

Citizens Fire Company receives new truck

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Citizens Fire Company, Slatedale, has received a new fire truck.

Chief Blaine Horn attended a recent Washington Township supervisors workshop to ask the board to maintain insurance on the old truck until it was sold. The request was denied by supervisors.

A motion was made and passed to place guide rail along Bottom Road to keep vehicles from crashing into a trailer in Fox Mobile Home Park.

Resident Alan Sotak requested lines be painted on Bottom Road and Oakview Drive.

This work will be added to the painting job.

Schpotyaahr Fescht celebrates a decade of history

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"All aboard for Werleys Corner," Bill Townsend said at the end of the song, "The Orange Blossom Special," played by The Majestics at the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society's annual festival.

A storm cut short the festivities on Sept. 8 but the grounds were crowded on Sunday.

Townsend asked for a round of applause for the volunteers who "had some bad weather last night.

"Let's hear it for the historical society."

"Orange Blossom Special" was played in response to a request for some fiddle music by Phil Meek.

Slatedale-Emerald Lions help fellow club with food trailer

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club wants to become better known in the community. It is looking for service projects in the Washington-Heidelberg communities, Club President Jen Lynch said. The club was also generous, lending its food trailer to the Mountainville Lions Club for a fundraiser at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

Two season tickets for the IronPigs are being offered as a raffle. The drawing will be March 24, 2013.

For more information, call Lynch at 484-866-1545.

10 Years of Fall Festival

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In 2002, Gloria Zimmerman approached people with interest in past eras about forming a historical society and having a festival.

She offered to help by donating the Zimmerman's Hotel, once owned by her late father Sterling, to the fledging society.

The 2002 festival was an open house.

2003: A parade took place from Seipstown to Leather Corner Post to celebrate the 250th anniversaries of Weisenberg and Lowhill townships.

2004: The garden created by Boy Scout Benjamin Beitler was dedicated and hex signs were added to the barn.

Police patrol of park is requested by Lynn Board

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Vandalism in Ontelaunee Park included dismantling of some of the playground equipment.

Lynn Township supervisors learned at their Sept. 13 meeting most of the damage has been repaired but some small parts are missing.

State Police Teroop M, Fogelsville, will be asked to patrol the park.

Under public comment, Dave Najarian asked if open records officer Kevin Deppe, who was not present, changed the open records policy with or without the supervisors' knowledge.

Independent contractor is hired to provide employee vaccinations

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

An independent contractor will provide some medical services to employees, the Northwestern School Board was told at the Sept. 19 meeting.

There will be no cost to the district as it will come under the health insurance coverage.

Immunization clinics will be held at the school and will provide vaccinations against shingles, flu, pneumonia, tetanus and Hepatitis A and B.

"We took a look at it and decided how it should be expanded beyond flu shots," Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said.

Wyatt's Jamboree fundraiser celebrates fifth anniversary

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Ride raises money to battle pediatric cancer

He came in riding on a fire truck escorted by the last group of motorcycles in the Ride for a Cure fundraiser to fight pediatic cancer.

That he would be going to the Jamboree inside a Lynnport fire truck was a big surprise for Wyatt Newhard, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer when he was 3 years old.

"His eyes got real big," Joe Madar, organizer of the Jamboree and Ride for a Cure, said.

Wyatt's father, Michael, said friends and neighbors make the annual event possible.