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Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.

FEBRUARY

WEDNESDAY 27

Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Northwestern Recreation Commission, 7:30 p.m. in the school district administration conference room.

THURSDAY 28

Northwestern Lehigh School Board special meeting of finance committee, 5 p.m. to review insurance RFPs; 7 p.m. operations committee to review FMP, in the district administration conference room.

Park news in Lynn

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township has received a $15,000 grant from Nestlé Waters North America.

Eric Andrus, natural resource manager, said the company has been operating many years in the community and has made donations to places such as parks and schools.

He agreed to help identify projects for the use of the money in Ontelaunee Park. The company has made more than $200,000 in donations to local organizations.

Sue Giralico of the township park committee announced the car and bike cruise will take place July 14.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, FEB. 21

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets at Coplay Municipal Building, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

Commissioner Ott announces bid for county executive

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Scott Ott, a Republican, announced his candidacy for Lehigh County executive Jan. 24 in front of a room full of supporters at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.

This is the second time Ott is seeking this office.

In 2009, he lost his rookie bid for Lehigh County executive against incumbent Don Cunningham by 862 votes out of 41,000 cast.

Ott ran for county commissioner citing the county's overspending and the 16-percent tax hike as motivation.

Gov. Tom Corbett unveils 2013-14 proposed budget

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett recently presented his proposed 2013-14 budget before the General Assembly in Harrisburg.

While his $28.4 billion spending planis nearly a 2.4 percent increase from last year's budget, it does not call for any tax increase.

The plan does include a $90 million or 1.7 percent increase in state funding for basic education, the first in two years, bringing the total to nearly $5.5 billion, the highest level of state funding for school districts.

Dr. Percy H. Dougherty seeking re-election to commissioner's seat

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Percy H. Dougherty is seeking another term to represent District 2 on the nine person Lehigh County Commissioner board.

The district covers the townships of South Whitehall and Upper and Lower Macungie, and the Borough of Alburtis.

Dougherty, 69, a resident of Shepherd Hills, is a retired Kutztown University professor.

He has a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Boston University with a specialization in water resources and limestone landforms.

Beekeepers honor LCCC

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently honored Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley.

LCCC President Donald W. Snyder was on hand to accept the award from beekeepers association President Steve Finke of Kutztown, as well as to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus.

The college grounds are home to the association's apiary, which is used for hands on educational training for new and seasoned beekeepers throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.

Abigail Disney to discuss 'Why Women Matter' at Cedar Crest College

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

As Cedar Crest College's William D. Reimert lecture speaker for 2013, documentary filmmaker and philanthropist, Abigail Disney, will be speaking on "Why Women Matter" 7 p.m. March 14 in Samuels Theatre.

Disney, the daughter of Roy E. Disney, Walt Disney's brother, will also be receiving an honorary degree from the college before hosting the lecture.

Disney, founder of the Daphne Foundation, which battles poverty in New York City and Western Africa, recently spoke to The Press.