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Metzger asks board for assistance

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg resident Randy Metzger thanked the township for posting a "No Littering" sign at Bake Oven and Mountain roads.

He then asked the board, at its April 11 meeting, if there had been any movement on the dog issue, referring to the same location.

"It's a serious issue and a safety issue," Metzger said, adding the dog in question was chasing cars and bicycles, and trying to bite the tires.

Township Zoning Officer Roy Stewart replied the owner was told he must control the dog or the dog warden would be called.

4-H'ers, Seipstown Grange members fight roadway litter

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by ANN WERTMAN Special to The Press in Local News

April 20 was designated by PennDOT as 2013's Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful/Great Pennsylvania Cleanup Day.

This sent volunteers along roadways to clear litter throughout the commonwealth.

Twenty-six youth, leaders, parents and a few friends from the Lehigh County 4-H Dairy and Livestock clubs sported orange vets and joined with members of the Seipstown Grange to beautify 11 miles of highway in Upper Macungie, Weisenberg, Lowhill and Heidelberg townships.

Camp Cadet seeking applicants

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News

State Police Troop M Bethlehem will be conducting its 29th Camp Cadet June 16-21 at Camp Fowler, Orefield.

This year 90 cadets will be selected to have a first hand opportunity to experience what it takes to become a law enforcement officer.

To be eligible for Camp Cadet, a boy and girl must be at least 12 years old but not older than 14 by May 1; be a resident of either Lehigh or Northampton counties; and must be in good physical condition.


Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Local News



·Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Lunch at noon. Frank Kovacs, of Allentown Senior Corps, will discuss Medicare fraud. First timers and those wanting lunch are asked to call Ken Zeiner at 610-419-0739 before April 20. There is a fee for lunch.

For more information call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.

Board members raise questions on Common Core curriculum

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the Northwestern Lehigh School Board's April 17 meeting, Leanne Stitzel, director of curriculum, provided information about the curriculum documents that support the schools' new textbooks.

The books will be available for view for the next 29 days.

Superintendent Mary Anne Wright said they want the materials in place for the fall school start.

Stitzel said she was honored to work with so many great teachers. There was a lot of research and it was intense work.


Thursday, April 25, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Concert Handbells presentation on April 28

Spread the word! Heidelberg Concert Handbells will be presenting their annual spring program at the Union service 11 a.m. April 28.

All are invited to come and take pleasure in the beautiful and inspirational music offered at this very special service of worship.

For details, call the church office at 610-767-4740.


All are welcome! Heidelberg Church's Women of Faith group will host a Mother's Day Tea Party noon May 4.

All mothers, daughters, granddaughters, friends and family are welcome to join the ladies for an afternoon of food, fellowship and fun.

Spirit Night

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jason Breidinger honored by Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Treskot, first vice president of the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, opened Spirit Night at the Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services social hall in Ormrod.

On April 20, Jason Breidinger became the 19th recipient to receive the Spirit Award.

"I am honored and privileged to honor Mr. Jason Breidinger as an individual but also family, friends and volunteers," Treskot said.

She suggested they read the poem, "Why Volunteer?" found on the back of the program.

Gap speakers remember forgotten flora in presentation

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Anita Collins, president of the board at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, introduced Linda Fredericks and Liz Stauffer, who were to speak on the "Rare and Forgotten Flora Trail."

Their work on the gardens at the center now includes a number of additions fitting the category of rare plants, including some that thrive in shade and are planted along the tree identification trail.

Fredericks said Sean Bankos and Clare Kubik, former members of the Naturalist Club, were a great help.