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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.

Board silent on noise rules

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The continuing saga of equipment noise in the township was on the Weisenberg supervisors agenda once again.

Residents crowded into the township meeting room to see if the ordinance would be adopted that night.

Supervisor Linda Gorgas told the audience the ordinance was not up for adoption that night and no action would be taken by the board.

She explained the board had a sample ordinance for review.

Julie Frankie said she posted the ordinance on Facebook and was pleased supervisors did not adopt it.

Residents bring complaints to Lynn Township board

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township’s supervisors meeting in June opened with several residents voicing complaints in relation to a situation on Sassafras Road.

The issue concerned property which has apparently left unattended.

John Halasovski stated that bags of garbage are visible on the site along with furniture and clothes strewed on the property.

There are also horses and dogs on the property left unattended and the weeds were not mowed.

One nearby resident, Cheri Fager, alleged she was bitten by the dogs.

Rodents have been noticed on the property, also.

Florida boy on mission to thank every police officer in America

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie, state police receive sweet treats

A 9-year-old Florida boy, with help from family and friends, made a special delivery July 13 to officers at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department and troopers with State Police Troop M, Fogelsville.

Tyler Carach of Bratt, Fla., dressed in a cape with doughnut designs decorating it, delivered some 12 boxes of doughnuts to the officers and troopers to thank them for their service to the community.

Tyler’s business card, which he hands out to police, along with their doughnuts, states “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.”

Artwork on display in Northwestern Lehigh boardroom

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s School Board 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.

Tour offers gardener’s paradise

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ ; JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

Luscious greenery, dazzling day lilies, fragrant flowers and shrubs, peaceful waterfalls, koi ponds, birdbaths and birdhouses, decorative decorations and arbors awaited visitors attending the Parkland Garden Club’s 19th annual garden tour.

“Strolling through a Gardener’s Paradise” featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration, display of Japanese embroidery and silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to snacks and beverages.

The garden at the home of Christopher and Monica Baumer of Allentown began in 2009 and was completed in 2015.