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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.

Slatedale-Emerald Lions seek service projects

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

The Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club wants to become better known in the community.

The group is looking for service projects in Washington and Heidelberg townships, Jen Lynch said at a recent Lions Club bingo.

To help the community, two season tickets for the IronPigs are being offered as a raffle fundraiser.

The drawing will take place March 24, 2013.

To provide information on a service project or to take part in the raffle, call Lynch at 484-866-1545.

Wright reports to school board about Lehigh Valley Workforce

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

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright is a member of the Lehigh Valley Workforce Executive Council and chairman of the Youth Council.

She told Northwestern Lehigh School Board members Sept. 12 subcontractors are being used to train workers for jobs available in the Valley.

Henkels and McCoy will work with youth ages 15 to 24.

It has a three-part program of work-based learning, work readiness and occupational skills training. The company works in construction for the communications field.

Lynn organizes zoning, SALDO

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

A special meeting was called Sept. 5 by Lynn supervisors to review the zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances, which are being codified, and to make needed changes and corrections .

Industrial performance standards have to be updated. Township Manager Kevin Deppe told the board he never used the noise section of the ordinance. A baseline measurement is necessary and the township does not have the equipment to measure decibels.

Supervisor Brian Dietrich said the issue could wait until it becomes an issue.

Hamburg serves up tasty burgers at fest

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The American House Hotel is on the corner of the area in which streets were blocked for the ninth annual Taste of Hamburg-er Festival in downtown Hamburg, Berks County.

Christopher Madarn was outside the hotel making a number of different hamburgers at the Sept. 1 celebration.

The favorite among festival-goers was Madarn's chipotle bacon burger.

The burger fest featured 30 hamburger stands, children's activities, musical entertainment and even a chili cook-off.

Hermany reports on Night in the Country success

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In her Aug. 29 report on Night in the Country to the Northwestern Recreation Commission board, Kathy Hermany said vendor payments are coming in and there are still some outstanding bills.

"I want to thank the road crews for their efforts," Hermany said.

Northwestern Recreation Commission President Don Link said the annual Night in the Country celebration could not happen without the township help.

He also thanked Hermany for all she has done. Link said Celebration Fireworks has new equipment and that contributed to the high quality of the fireworks show.

Washington Township supervisors give conditional approval to Antioch Church

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washngton Township supervisors have given conditional final approval to the Antioch Church plan for the old White Christmas Tree Farm on High Hill Road.

There were complaints from residents saying they had not received notices of zoning hearings.

Supervisors were asked if the township would enforce deed restrictions. Engineer Roy Stewart, of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Wescosville, said it does not.

Solicitor John Ashley said the township will enforce zoning hearing board restrictions.

To get a deed restriction changed requires a zoning hearing.