Magisterial District Judge Rod Beck attended the Dec. 6 meeting of the Northwestern Lehigh School Board to swear in newly elected members Alan Rex, Marci Piescienski and Dr. James Warfel, plus returning members Todd Hernandez and Phillip Toll.
Superintendent Mary Anne Wright thanked every one who ran for the office.
“I appreciate your willingness and look forward to six months of working with you,” she told the new board members.
Their shared work is for only six months as Wright will be leaving the end of June.
Leslie Frisbie, Northwestern Lehigh business administrator, and Rob Thompson, EHD Insurance Company, attended the Nov. 29 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission.
Frisbie recommended the commission have an audit done and said if combined with the school the price will be reasonable.
Christie Steigerwalt of the business department is treasurer for the commission.
Bonding for Steigerwalt is not covered for the commission, which was the question that brought up the subject of an insurance review.
Northwestern Lehigh Middle School eighth graders received lists of items to find in the old bank building museum during the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society’s annual Christmas open house in New Tripoli.
When they found something on their list, the students were to listen to the docent’s explanation and then ask a question.
At that point, the docent would stamp their paper. One visit to a display was required but many of the students collected more.
The papers were then given to Jim Warfel who helped them put an official bank stamp on it.
Heidelberg Church’s Fellowship Hall was the scene of clinking pennies and a bounty of prizes as people attended the recent penny party.
Each person placed pennies, equivalent to the price of small prices being passed from person to person, were placed into a cup. In a second cup they placed a ticket with their number.
When the tray with the prizes and cups had made the rounds, caller Ashten Oswald, who has served as caller three times before, chose the winner.
As the prizes were relatively small most everyone went home with multiple prizes.
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, had pieces as large as a 2-foot fish, which Hamburger said was made from a single piece of wood she found that was as small as a hummingbird.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.