At the request of developer Atul Patel and his company, Hotel Hamilton LLC, the request for preliminary/final plan review for development of the former King George Inn properties was removed from the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission’s Aug. 15 agenda.
The week before, Hotel Hamilton LLC engineer Bud Newton presented an update to South Whitehall commissioners at their Aug. 7 meeting regarding the inn and the proposed development of the 5.3-acre site, including consolidation of the four lots at 3051, 3125, 3127 and 3141 Hamilton Boulevard.
Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 worship service in the grove.
Afterward, all are invited to a family picnic for fun, fellowship and food.
Free hot dogs, barbecues, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.
After lunch, everyone is welcome to take part in a cake walk, play bingo or join in the annual softball game.
In case of rain, the picnic will take place in fellowship hall.
The men’s group of Union UCC will have a bean bag tournament in the grove 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services, NOVA, will be serving barbecued chicken dinners noon to 6 p.m. on July 20.
The full-course meal includes half a chicken, corn on the cob, pickled cabbage, baked potato, dinner roll and dessert.
The meal may be enjoyed in the air-conditioned social hall or may be packaged for take out.
Reservations must be made in advance.
Call Julie at 610-262-7749 for tickets.
Members of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club had an enjoyable evening with dinner at Villa Lentini and installation of officers for 2019-20 by Past District Governor Fred Folland.
Ronald Smith is the new president, succeeding Ruthann Krause in the leadership position.
Richard Wisser and Marsha Johnston are first- and second vice presidents.
William Rabe was named secretary. Kevin Schmidt will serve as treasurer and Ronald Gabel was named assistant secretary/treasurer.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 in the social hall.
Food will be available for purchase.
Schnecksville Fire Company will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the main hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28.
Parkland Community Library is having a new kind of fundraiser through Dan Schantz’s Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. S.W., Allentown.
The Upper Lehigh Lions Club presented donations to Northern Valley EMS (NOVA) and the four fire companies in North Whitehall Township at a recent meeting at the Schnecksville Diner.
President Ruthann Krause reports $1,000 was given to each of the volunteer emergency response organizations.
Representatives of each entity provided information on their unit.
Schnecksville Fire Company was established in 1924.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have its annual bazaar with theme baskets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6.
The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets. Drawing for the baskets will be at 2 p.m.
NOVA volunteers are preparing for the Easter bread, paska, fundraiser which will offer 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.
Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 10 to reserve Easter bread for pickup on April 19.
As he contemplated personnel coverage for the 2019-20 school year, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman reported to The Press on difficulties finding staff for all the subjects offered.
“People aren’t going into teaching,” Troutman said.
Finding individuals to teach physics, chemistry, foreign languages and consumer science has become a challenge.
He noted Mansfield University dropped its consumer science program, which for many years trained teachers in what was once called home economics.
Four new fire police were sworn in recently by North Whitehall Supervisors’ Chairman Ron Heintzelman at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.
Capt. Don Norder reports Barry Buchecker, Paul Feliceangeli, Alan Fulep and J. Barry Holmes completed the stringent training required for fire police in North Whitehall.
All four men recently completed all the required training and were presented with their fire police badges.
Norder and the new fire police are all members of the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company where they are stationed.
Parkland Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman leads a group of educators from every school district in Lehigh County in an effort to improve school attendance.
Troutman spoke to The Press about the endeavor.
“Our goal is to get the best attendance for all of our kids,” Troutman said. “Children with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school.
“High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement.
Troutman noted high student achievement with school attendance is true for every grade — elementary, middle, and high school.