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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Voters pick four for NWL school board seats

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters in the Northwestern Lehigh School District went to the polls Tuesday to pick four of six candidates to run for school board director seats in the November General Election.

All candidates cross-filed.

Marci Handwerk Piescienski came in at the top of the Democratic ticket bringing in an unofficial 433 votes for 21.38 percent of the votes cast.

Jim Warfel garnered an unofficial 404 votes for 19.95 percent of the vote.

Alan L. Rex garnered an unofficial 391 Democratic votes for 19.31 percent of the vote.

Charter school buys former Penn State University campus

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Circle of Seasons Charter School, the only public Waldorf School on the East Coast, has purchased the former Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley campus at 8380 Mohr Lane in Fogelsville for $2.75 million.

The purchase of the property marks the successful conclusion of the school’s Building Fund campaign, which raised more than $121,000 – 21 percent above the $100,000 fundraising goal – for the down payment of the property.

Seventy-five percent of Circle of Seasons parents and 50 percent of the school’s faculty and staff supported the campaign.

Board discusses bridges

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

After months of planning and review, the Mini Cell Tower Ordinance, was passed by the Lowhill supervisors at their May 4 meeting.

The ordinance provides township regulations regarding possible future cell tower installations by communications developers.

Similar ordinances have recently been passed in neighboring townships.

In bridge updates, Chairman Rick Hughes reported a meeting was held with Lehigh County Commissioner Marty Nothstein and Director of General Services Rick Molchany to discuss the progress of the Bittners Corner Bridge replacement.

Osborne heads toward November election in bid for executive seat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Former South Whitehall Township and Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne, a Republican, garnered an unofficial 56 percent of the vote to Glenn Eckhart’s unofficial 44 percent of the vote to face Democrat Phillips Armstrong in the November General Election for Lehigh County executive.

According to unofficial Lehigh County Voter Registration numbers, Osborne received 6,326 votes to Eckhart’s 4,940 votes.

Armstrong, who ran unchallenged, received an unofficial 11,479 votes on the Democratic side of the ballot.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-life group puts Parkland School District on notice regarding student club

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by the Thomas More Society, Chicago, Ill., Parkland High School Superintendent Richard Sniscak was sent a demand letter May 17 from attorneys at that organization.

The letter charges the high school’s denial of a request by some students to form a pro-life student group is unconstitutional and must be reversed.

According to the email from the public relations firm representing the Thomas More Society, last fall, two students tried to start a Students for Life group at Parkland.

Senior center announces events

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will host the following programs for seniors:

May 20: DJ Bobby Koch, 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Trexler Room. Admission includes refreshments.

Good Vibrations Chorus is beginning a new season with a new director and will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. May 22. All singers are welcome.

Instructor Al Skeath will be hosting the following historical talks:

“The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930-1950” 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 24.

Additional historical talks include:

“Bizarre Tales from WWII” 1-2 p.m. May 22 with Ted LaRose;