Northwestern Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Issues from rain in Lowhill

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill supervisors discussed several ongoing and new issues at their Sept. 6 board meeting.

Topics included repairs to Valley Road bridge, and repairs needed due to severe rain and storms throughout August.

The board reviewed the minor subdivision preliminary plan for Dean and Diane Schaller at 3716 Pine Tree Road.

Chairman Richard Hughes made a motion to accept the preliminary plan for review. Supervisor Robb Werley seconded it.

Hughes mentioned the planning commission said the Schallers must apply for a family, shared driveway waiver.

Lehigh County commissioners honor local residents

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh Commissioners, on Sept. 12, paid homage to one of the county’s most illustrious residents — Joseph R. Zeller, “statesman, patriot and recipient of the Freedom Foundation Award.”

Zeller was honored on the occasion of his 100th birthday on Sept. 19.

In a special resolution, commissioners thanked Zeller “for a lifetime of service to his community and his country.”

The resolution described Zeller as one who brought “unbounded vision, impassioned drive and unmitigated commitment to virtually any issue he addressed ...”

166th Great Allentown Fair celebrates agriculture

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The 2018 Great Allentown Fair opened its doors to the public on Aug. 28 with its opening ceremony at the RCN Farmerama Theater.

With a promise of good times and food, excellent entertainment and quickly changing weather, this year’s fair, the 166th, was destined to be Great!

With the colors posted by the Lehigh Valley Composite Squadron 805, Civil Air Patrol, Egypt, the ceremony got underway.

Bev Gruber, president of the Lehigh County Agriculture Society was master of ceremonies.

Male bison transferred from Trexler Preserve

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners have given final approval for transfer of a male bison from Trexler Nature Preserve to the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Md.

The male bison, born in 2013, is the result of a managed breeding program started in 2011.

The young male would predictably challenge the elder male bison and cause problems for the herd.

Lightbridge Academy to build in Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Steve DiNunzio, franchise owner of the Lightbridge Academy Early Childhood Education facility, Bethlehem Township, recently held a ceremonial brick laying at his new facility in Upper Macungie Township.

The academy will occupy 50 percent of the new construction site at 249 Cetronia Road and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2018.