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NWL school board denies charter school application

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Circle of Seasons vows to return

Phil Arnold of Circle of Seasons Charter School addressed the board during the public comment period of the Aug. 15 meeting of Northwestern Lehigh School directors.

The resolution to approve or deny the charter was on the evening's agenda.

"One of the things we hold sacred is free thinking and entrepreneurship," Arnold said. "A 1997 state law provided for choice in school systems. When there is a niche, it is to be filled."

In 1919, the only school in Germany was the Waldorf, the method of teaching proposed by the charter school, he explained.

Board discusses park's purpose

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Following an executive session for litigation matters, Lynn Township supervisors heard Stan Kelson's request for practice fields at Ontelaunee Park for lacrosse.

On Aug. 9 he told supervisors at their meeting, the team has to travel 30 miles to get a place to play.

He said there are two areas that could be turned into a lacrosse field with little excavating: the parking lot at the end of the old pavilion and the area along Route 143 where the old swimming pool was located.

Parents of lacrosse players would help with the work creating a playing field, he said.

Lynn Township

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Night in the Country on Aug. 18

It's time for A Night in the Country, one of our community's biggest events. It's also a reminder summer is nearly over, so get out and make the most of the nice weather.

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Northwestern Lehigh High School girl's field hockey team is hosting a car wash 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Feinour's auto repair, Route 309, New Tripoli. A $5 donation would be appreciated.

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Heidelberg Township

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Women of Faith meeting Aug. 27

That's the spirit! Heidelberg Lutheran Church will have a food stand next to the UCC stand at "Night in the Country" celebration 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Route 309 and Northwest Road.

Lutheran members will be selling sweet Italian sausage sandwiches, beef barbecue, hot dogs, Snapple iced teas, bottled water, Coke and Diet Coke.

Anyone needing more information or in volunteering, may call Betty at 610-767-6949.

...Board discusses Circle of Seasons

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.

School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.

Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.

Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because transportation would have to be provided beyond the NWL school year.