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Fire Co. substation for rent

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During public comment at the April 10 meeting of Lynn Township supervisors, resident David Najarian told supervisors there was a "For Rent" sign on the substation of the New Tripoli Fire Company in Lynn-ville.

Supervisor Kermit DeLong said he understood the substation was closed because of heating costs.

"Isn't there something we can do because public safety is the township's most pressing problem?" Najarian asked.

Zach Paris, who was at the meeting representing the fire company, said there was a problem with call volume since the Weisenberg station was built.

Winter Vanquish came just in time to wear sweaters

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Don Eckhart, festival committee chair, opened the Pastorius Home Association's Winter Vanquish festival in the social hall of the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, on April 7.

Eckhart said he was glad to see all the smiling faces.

"Let's begin with a circle waltz," said Walt Groller, the musician who has brought his band to every one of the festivals. "Everyone has to sway from side to side.

"We've got a little song called 'No Beer Today.' The governor stopped Sunday sales and we kept playing that song. Eventually another governor allowed the sales."

Children's ministry is a priority for Crossroads Community Church

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Some 5,000 eggs were scattered on the grounds of Weisenberg Elementary School March 30.

The school is home to Crossroads Community Church, which meets there 10 a.m. Sundays for services.

But Saturday was a day of fun beginning with games, followed by the egg hunt and then more games afterward.

Church members Ashley Fogal and Wendy Brosky organized the event.

Planners ask for secretary

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

'During the March 14 Lynn Township supervisors meeting, the board learned the planning commission wanted a secretary.

Supervisor Justin Smith, who said he would attend the planning meeting the following week, said the secretary's job should be done by one of the commission members.

Supervisor Brian Dietrich said he was disappointed they had not reappointed Kathy Hermany, who served in that position while a member.

He said serving as the secretary is quite a commitment. The township staff serves as secretary for the zoning board.

NWL students release fish at Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Last November, seventh and eighth graders at Northwestern Lehigh Middle School began a project that culminated April 5 with a morning spent at Ontelaunee Park, Lynn Township.

David Dennis, springs maintenance specialist at Nestlé Waters North American, said the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission supplied fertile eggs to the school. Students tested the water daily.

Water in the aquarium, provided by Nestlé, was kept at the same temperature, 44 degrees, as the creek.

PEMA cuts ribbon cutting for new Hamburg office

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

"Hope is not a plan, and failure is not an option," Glenn M. Cannon, PEMA director

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other officials from Harrisburg joined local emergency management officials at the dedication of a new building for the Eastern Area Office in Hamburg.

The building will be headquarters for 20 counties from Philadelphia to Susquehanna County, and joins Central and Western district offices to provide emergency help across the state.

Art on display in boardroom

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

New artwork from Northwestern Lehigh Middle School students hangs in the school board meeting room.

The talented young artists were honored during the school directors' March 20 meeting.

Sixth graders Jessica Wertman and Ryan Haas, seventh graders Jessica Williamson and Brian Gorbacik, and eighth graders Trevor DeLong and Abigail Skrapits had their artwork chosen.

Each piece was determined to be best representing a focus on beliefs for sixth grade; a focus on influence for seventh graders; and a focus on asking questions for eighth graders.

Valley farm families appreciated during annual dinner in Hamburg

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Overheard before the dinner began at the Farm Family Appreciation Celebration on March 16 was the fact that corn was bringing a good price.

The person, however, discussing the price said, "I just spent $9,000 for seed."

Circumstances like that are what make farming difficult, and it is why the Farm Family Appreciation Celebration takes place each year.

The night gives farmers and their friends a night out just for fun and fellowship, said the Rev. Willard Uhler, as he opened the event.

Few new problems found this year during rec commission walkaround

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Young Cora Schafer joined her father Darryl on the recent walk-around by the Northwestern Recreation Comission and Northwestern Youth Athletic Association.

Each year, they check on problem areas before the new sports seasons begin.

The bleachers, ordered last year, are set up. On each is a sign showing they were purchased through a grant from Nestlé Waters North America.

Members discussed when and for what the fields need to be tested as far as fertilizer and lime applications.