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'Hoppy Keister' bunnies greet Lowhill motorists

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ANN WERTMAN Special to The Press in Local News

For the past six years, Phil Rossetto and Greg Snider have brightened the spirits of motorists traveling on Route 100, near the Lowhill Township Building, with their elaborate holiday and seasonal displays at their "Ten Trees" home.

Their bigger-than-life, colorful, illuminated displays, which often feature mechanical characters and novelties, are hard to miss.

Their love of fantasy goes back to their days working at Disneyland in California.

Seats still available for Rep. Day's seminar on small games of chance

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Seats are still available for a seminar hosted by state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, that will focus on updates and proposed changes to the state's Small Games of Chance Act.

"As many officials with local nonprofit organizations and clubs are likely aware, there have been recent changes made to the Small Games of Chance Act that both increase prize limits but add more accountability," Day said. "Many residents and club officials have contacted my office with questions and have voiced their concerns about the new requirements.

Mudder group to control traffic

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg Township Administrator Janice Bortz and Engineer Roy Stewart have discussed the upcoming Tough Mudder event with the organizers, Chairman Steve Bachman said at the March 14 supervisors meeting.

The high-endurance obstacle course with thousands of participants will take place June 1 and 2 on Jaindl Farms, 5585 Mulberry Drive. Bachman said they were asked to contact local emergency service providers in advance with their plan for the event.

Valley farm families appreciated during annual dinner in Hamburg

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Overheard before the dinner began at the Farm Family Appreciation Celebration on March 16 was the fact that corn was bringing a good price.

The person, however, discussing the price said, "I just spent $9,000 for seed."

Circumstances like that are what make farming difficult, and it is why the Farm Family Appreciation Celebration takes place each year.

The night gives farmers and their friends a night out just for fun and fellowship, said the Rev. Willard Uhler, as he opened the event.


Thursday, March 28, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Crossroads Church having community Easter egg hunt

Crossroads Community Church, which meets at Weisenberg Elementary School, 2665 Golden Key Road, is having an Easter Eggstravaganza community egg hunt, 10 a.m.-noon March 30.

There will be 5,000 prize and candy-filled eggs for toddlers to fifth-graders, carnival games, crafts and family photos.

In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside.

For information, call 610-703-2691.


Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee is sponsoring Beautify Lynn Township Day between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 20.

Resident praises Weisenberg Twp. Administrator Brian Carl

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by KENNY BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

With board member Tom Wehr absent, Supervisors Bob Milot and Linda Gorgas took care of business at the Weisenberg supervisors March meeting.

Milot read a letter received from township resident Jim Price commending the actions of Township Administrator Brian Carl.

Price's wife, Jane, had a medical emergency during the Feb. 9 snowstorm.

Shortly after he dialed 911, a township truck arrived and plowed so emergency workers could get through.

Carl then shoveled the snow from the sidewalk so EMS personnel could get in the Price's house.