State Rep. Peter Schweyer began his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will represent the people living in the 22nd Legislative District during the 2019-20 legislative session.
Schweyer’s legislative priorities include protecting and expanding access to health insurance, appropriately funding Pennsylvania’s public schools and supporting the creation of more family-sustaining jobs in the Lehigh Valley.
State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin his fourth term representing the 132nd Legislative District.
“I am honored to again represent the 132nd Legislative District in the General Assembly,” Schlossberg said. “I look forward to continuing to fight for the issues important to Allentown and South Whitehall so we can build a stronger Pennsylvania.”
The state House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, taking place every two years.
On Jan. 19, the community will have the opportunity to witness Tiger tenacity on the basketball court in the fight against pediatric cancer.
In an event called Hoops for Hope, Northwestern teachers and students will channel their energy as they go toe-to-toe for a shared cause.
Student Council, under the direction of adviser Patty Mengel, is sponsoring the event that will directly benefit Northwestern families affected by pediatric cancer.
Lowhill supervisors have adopted the 2019 township budget of $3,112,010.
The millage rate will be .66425 mills. Wage tax rate will be 1 percent to 1.5 percent.
Realty transfer tax will be one-half of 1 percent.
Following the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence was requested at the Heidelberg supervisors’ December 2018, meeting in memory of Richard Witt, a longtime member of the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, and liaison with the township, who died on Dec. 6, 2018.
“It’s a pleasure, was a pleasure working with him,” Supervisor David Fink said.
In other matters, NOVA Ambulance Corps responded to 23 calls in November 2018 with one handled by another responder.
During the 2018 Christmas season, Christ’s Church at Lowhill was bursting with holiday cheer with its awesome indoor Lowhill Lights of Wonder show.
The annual light display was programmed by Jason Ruhe of Allentown.
Almost 700 people visited the church to see the display.
Many families and friends have made the light show a yearly tradition for the past five years.
Visitors were amazed at how the lights and music are synchronized into such a beautiful show.
JAN. 3, 2019
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·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.
·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call 610-751-0912.