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Student artwork on display in board meeting room

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kathleen Kehs, high school art instructor, introduced the students whose art is exhibited in the administrative meeting room at Northwestern Lehigh District School.

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said she loves to see the room decorated with student art.

Kehs said when she asked the students to participate the only thing they were interested in was whether they would have to talk.

“I have lots of hard workers this year,” Kehs told the school board at its November meeting.

Grace Church congregants gather at park

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The congregation of Grace Community Church, New Tripoli, recently gathered at Ontelaunee Park for worship and its fall festival.

“God’s been doing a good work here,” Pastor Kenneth Spence said. “We’ve started a lot of things: a youth group, a music ministry, women’s and children’s ministries. This is part of our expansion into the community.”

Steve Skekel, leader of the music ministry, also addressed the congregation.

“God has given us a great morning to worship him,” Skekel said. “We are thankful for what you are doing in this church.”

Grace Church congregants gather at park

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The congregation of Grace Community Church met at Ontelaunee Park on Oct. 8 for worship to be followed by its fall festival.

Pastor Kenneth Spence said, “God’s been doing a good work here. We’ve started a lot of things: a youth group, a music ministry, women’s and children’s ministries. This is part of our expansion into the community.

Steve Skekel, leader of the music ministry, said, “God has given us a great morning to worship him. We are thankful for what you are doing in this church.” He gave a community prayer to open the service.

Woodworking featured at annual Bailey fall fair

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Bailey Wood Products’ Fall Woodworkers’ Fair in Kempton featured everything from the beautiful to the practical on display with crafters demonstrating their art.

John Balogh and Deb Hamburger, working under the name Paper and Wood of Bethlehem, featured pieces as large as a 2-foot fish, which Hamburger said was made from a single piece of wood she found that was small as a hummingbird.

Paul Fisher, Darryl Schafer attend last board meeting

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Mila Hayes from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association presented service certificates to Paul Fisher and Todd Hernandez, both for eight years; Darryl Schafer, 12 years; and Bill Dellicker, 24 years at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board’s Nov. 15 meeting.

The service certificates are presented to school board members at eight years and then every four years of service thereafter.

Hayes said school boards are expected to provide more service to students with less resources.

Community Day held at Jacob’s Church

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tents were set up for activities to be held outdoors and promptly blew down making it necessary to move many of the Community Day events at Jacob’s Church indoors.

Several people commented on the great smell coming from the grills. Ben Zoghby, last year’s winner, was back for a another try at coming in first with his ribs and chicken thighs with a secret sauce. Cody Madtes from Kempton offered meat balls, bacon and chicken. Earl Muth of Pleasant Corners was forming hamburgers but the great smell was soon coming from his grill also.

Weisenberg Lutheran Church honors veterans with monument

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The road past Weisenberg Lutheran Church was closed Nov. 12 for a very important affair.

A monument was being dedicated to the veterans with the monument in the cemetery and the audience across the road.

Master of Ceremony Charles “Skip” Mikosky said a committee was formed at Weisenberg Church to give recognition to church members who were veterans.

Two plaques had been made but a plaque was not enough for the 90 names that were found.

Artists display their handiwork at Werley’s Corner

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The mission statement of the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society includes culture as an item of prime interest in the two townships.

Members brought their artwork to the Werley’s Corner headquarters of the society from Nov. 3-5, as art is a major part of a community’s culture.

The artists attending the Work of Our Hands art show told visitors about their work and why they enjoy it.

Seipstown Grangers continue their good works

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Seipstown Grange has been helping people in the community in addition to being an educational organization for farmers for 102 years.

Seipstown Grange 1657 was formed in April 29, 1915. Early meetings were held in the little red schoolhouse in Seipstown, then Literary Hall, now the Weisenberg Township Municipal Building, and the K.G.E. Hall in Claussville.

A building committee was formed in 1947 and the lower level of the Grange Hall on Claussville Road was dedicated in 1951. The second floor was completed in 1961.

9-Lives Boulevard leads to Forgotten Felines and Fidos fundraiser

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Forgotten Felines and Fidos had an open house and wine tasting on Sept. 23.

The plan was to find homes for some of the 100 cats living at the facility, along Mountain Road, Germansville.

The sign at the entrance of the shelter points to 9-Lives Boulevard, a private road.

Flutations, a four-person flute choir based in Allentown, provided gentle music for the tasting.