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A beautiful night for fireworks

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Stormy sky clears for Night in the Country

Many who came early to Night in the Country while there was full daylight were telling each other to check out the view.

A motorized parasail was circling above the Aug. 18 celebration.

At 6:30 p.m. the first bang could be heard as Celebration Fireworks continued preparing for the extravaganza that would end the annual event at 10 p.m.

Patrick Duncan added his 1967 Volkswagen dune buggy to the field of antique and classic cars.

He owns a couple Mustangs but the buggy was ready after two years of work and he wanted to show it off.

NWL school board denies charter school application

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Circle of Seasons vows to return

Phil Arnold of Circle of Seasons Charter School addressed the board during the public comment period of the Aug. 15 meeting of Northwestern Lehigh School directors.

The resolution to approve or deny the charter was on the evening's agenda.

"One of the things we hold sacred is free thinking and entrepreneurship," Arnold said. "A 1997 state law provided for choice in school systems. When there is a niche, it is to be filled."

In 1919, the only school in Germany was the Waldorf, the method of teaching proposed by the charter school, he explained.

Board discusses park's purpose

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Following an executive session for litigation matters, Lynn Township supervisors heard Stan Kelson's request for practice fields at Ontelaunee Park for lacrosse.

On Aug. 9 he told supervisors at their meeting, the team has to travel 30 miles to get a place to play.

He said there are two areas that could be turned into a lacrosse field with little excavating: the parking lot at the end of the old pavilion and the area along Route 143 where the old swimming pool was located.

Parents of lacrosse players would help with the work creating a playing field, he said.

...Board discusses Circle of Seasons

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.

School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.

Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.

Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because transportation would have to be provided beyond the NWL school year.