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NOVA seeks board member

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

NOVA Director of Administration Kristie Wilk attended the Aug. 16 Heidelberg Township supervisors meeting.

She reported NOVA is seeking volunteers to apply for two openings on its board of directors.

Wilk said the board meets once a month and if an individual serves on a special committee, that group also meets once a month.

NOVA offers the opportunity for car safety seat checks. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. NOVA personnel will examine the car seat to make sure it is installed properly.

Rauscher resigns, Warfel takes seat on school board

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The resignation of Northwestern Lehigh School Board member Charlene Rauscher was accepted at the Aug. 16 board meeting.

Immediately after Dr. James Warfel was voted into the position, he was sworn in and took his seat on the board to complete Rauscher’s remaining four months.

Warfel said 33 years ago he was employed at the school and that it defined his career.

“I hope I can give back. I learned from the school board and what distinguished a good school,” he said.

High spirits at Night in the Country not dampened by rain

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The weather was beautiful and everyone was having fun at the Night in the Country, but half way through the fireworks, the rain came.

Despite the downpour, there were several fireworks set off, giving an almost 20-minute show.

Hannah Hans was helping at the Krysta Hankee Memorial Chinese auction. She was awarded a scholarship to Lehigh Carbon Community College to study in the veterinarian tech program.

Smoke rose from behind the Slatedale-Emerald Area Lions Club.

Heidelberg Union Church’s organist, choir director retire after 15 years

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The prelude for the Aug. 13 joint church service at Heidelberg Union Church was an arrangement combining four hymns by David Earp, retiring organist. Also being honored was choir director Louise Earp.

Among the announcements was one by Sonia Fink for a bakeless bake sale to benefit a baby in the Midwest born weighing 3 pounds and having various problems.

Emmalyn Fink helped with the announcement by appearing as a baker.

American Legion visits 13 cemeteries to honor fallen military

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Flags were gently waving over the graves of the fallen soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen. It was a bright, sunny Sunday, a nice day to be out and honoring the fallen.

Dennis Ziegler, president of the Memorial Day committee of American Legion Allen O. Delke, Post 16, Slatington, asked the people from Jacob’s Church, Jacksonville, to “Help us to continue in honoring the values they have bestowed upon our great nation: loyalty, respect, brotherhood, duty, service, honor and trust, in honor of all our veterans.

Student artwork on display in district boardroom

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s School Board recently honored six students from the middle school for their artwork on display in the board meeting room.

Teacher Jennifer Bernhard introduced the artists and said they were chosen for their ethic of excellence.

“They are all on different steps to the journey of excellence,” she said. “Some are just beginning to learn the meaning of failure. Yes, I said failure.

“To some it means time to give up but to others it means try again.

“Instead of good enough it means what can make it better.

Everything is a go for ‘Night’

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The 19th annual Night in the Country community celebration will take place Aug. 19 with a rain date of Aug. 20 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Northwest Road and Route 309, New Tripoli.

“Everything is a go,” “Night” Committee Chair Kathy Hermany said at the recreation commission’s July meeting.

There will be a huge food court, more than an acre of cars to view, firefighter competitions and games and activities.

Cherr the cow will choose the winning number for the cow flop bingo.

Leaser Lake Foundation plans improvements

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jaimie Townsend, co-chair of the Leaser Lake Foundation, said major projects at the dam are finished.

During the foundation’s July 27 meeting, members discussed remaining smaller items.

Townsend said they do not want a Disney World, but rather little attractions at the lake.

Mike McCartney said although there are 120 birdhouses for bluebirds, kestrels, wood ducks and one for purple martins, more are on the way.

He said it takes a couple years for purple martins to locate and move into a house, but they moved in quickly and tend to return year after year.

Heidelberg administrator seeks rules on block parties

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Township Administrator Janice Meyers told Heidelberg supervisors during their July 20 meeting there should be a resolution or ordinance covering items such as block parties.

She wants something in writing to show people when they come in with questions about this type of social event.

Zoning Officer Chris Noll said he would see what he could do.

The resolution or ordinance would need to cover ease of access, sufficient parking and release of the township from liability.

Good Shepherd adaptive fishing clinic offered at Leaser Lake

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Susan Bates and Katie Pidstrawski enlisted a group of 17 people to attend a recent adaptive fishing clinic at Leaser Lake, Lynn Township.

The two recreational therapists at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, were to review basic fishing skills and have demonstrations of special equipment.

The program was designed to help people overcome disabilities and injuries and to once again be able to fish.

Helping were volunteers, Good Shepherd, Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation and members of various sporting clubs.