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Scout designs, builds penguin pathway at zoo

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jacob Wiersch recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a walkway to the penguin exhibit at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Wiersch, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 261, Ziegels Church, Brein-igsville, spent a long time thinking about and discussing the project with his parents, Larry and Diane.

"My dad first suggested the Lehigh Valley Zoo," Wiersch said. "When the Lehigh Valley Zoo came up in our conversations, I immediately took to the idea.

'Bodies Revealed' comes to Da Vinci Center

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center's exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.

The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.

The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.

Gardeners learn the language of flowers

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

Nadia Kelly recently was the guest speaker at the Claussville Garden Club meeting.

She told club members a wide variety of information on flowers and their significance is available on the Internet.

"Tussie Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers," by Geraldine Adamich Laufer, is one book Kelly recommended.

American poet James G. Percival expressed his feelings in the following short poem, "The Language of Flowers."

In Eastern lands they talk in flow'rs

And they tell

in garland their loves and cares;

Dave Argall retains 29th District seat

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

State Sen. David Argall won his first full term to represent the 29th State Senate District in Tuesday's election.

The district includes Lynn, Heidelberg and Washington townships and the Borough of Slatington.

Redistricting plans overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this year would have put those areas in state Sen. Pat Browne's district.

Argall, returns to the Senate after serving nearly four years in that post.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. to consider an ordinance to establish maximum speed limit of 30 mph on Autumn Road.

Heidelberg Township Supervisors meet 6:30 p.m. to review 2013 budget; at 7:30 p.m. regular meeting.


Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m.


Weisenberg Twp. Zoners, 7:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of Verizon Wireless for 2301 Leiby Lane for a variance from height requirement of antennas.

Goodwill Fire Co. accepting donations for Sandy survivors

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, 6011 Memorial Road, Germansville is collecting non-perishable food, first aid supplies, water and blankets for survivors of Hurricane Sandy.

Drop off at the fire station 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, 12, 14 and 16.

There are also drop off barrels at Katie's Restaurant, Route 309 and Northwest Road, New Tripoli, and the Bagel Bunch, in Northwest Centre, Routes 100 and 309, Heidelberg Township.

For large donations, call Randy Metzger at 610-739-9677.

'All in the Timing' onstage Nov. 8-10

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh High School Drama Club is presenting "All in the Timing," a group of vignettes by David Ives.

The play will be presented 7 p.m. Nov. 8 through 10.

The mini-plays include: Variations on the Death of Trotsky; English Made Easy; Words, Words, Words; Sure Thing; Lives of the Saints; Time Flies; The Philadelphia; A Singular Guy; Dr. Fritz; Degas C'est Moi; Arabian Nights; Captive Audience and Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread.

Tickets are only available at the door.

New auditors for Lowhill

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Lowhill Township Solicitor Charles Waters announced at the supervisors' Nov. 1 meeting two new auditors, Carol Dorsch and Stacey Schappell, were sworn in.

He introduced the two women.

Both have solid accounting and financial backgrounds, he said.

The positions remained unfilled when the previous auditors either resigned or did not seek re-election. Dorsch and Schappell volunteered to fill the vacancies.

"Did you tell them the pay isn't very good?" asked Board Chairman Eugene Weiner, bringing forth laughter.