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Fishing coming to Leaser Lake

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation Vice Chairman Carl Zvanut led the September meeting in the absence of Chairman George White.

After opening formalities, Lehigh County Conservation Officer Lee Creyer provided an update on the progress of Leaser Lake.

He said surveyors have completed an "as-built" survey and the Department of Environmental Protection will sign off on the project to repair the leaking dam shortly.

In about five to six weeks, a gradual fill of the lake will commence.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Morgenland holding fundraisers

Christ's Church at Lowhill, 4965 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having its first penny party of the year Oct. 19. Doors open 6 p.m. Trays will be at 7 p.m. Bring your pennies, family and your appetite.


Morgenland Church is having a fundraiser known as Cash for Causes.

The church, which sells gift cards for Giant, Redner's and Weis markets, receives 5 percent of every sale when the cards are used.

Call the church at 610-395-0067 to learn more or to purchase cards.

Beekeepers honor Lehigh County, Penn State Cooperative Extension

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

During a recent meeting, Lehigh Valley Beekeepers displayed their appreciation to Penn State Cooperative Extension and Lehigh County for their continued support of apiculture and local beekeepers.

District 18 Director of Penn State Cooperative Extension Richard S. Kauffman, who oversees extension offices in four area counties, participated in the meeting and met with more than 50 beekeepers from the Lehigh Valley and beyond

He accepted an en-graved wooden plaque of appreciation from the association on behalf of the extension service and Lehigh County.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News


·Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. in Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Program will be "Valuing and Insuring Your Radio Equipment" by Blair /K3YD. Public is welcome to attend.

For info, go to, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or call 610-432-8286.

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.

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

Homelessness is topic of symposium at church

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Special to The Press in Local News

More than 100 Lehigh Valley residents from all faiths gathered at Calvary Baptist Church recently for a symposium on homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.

The presentation, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, was led by Allentown's First Lady, Lisa Pawlowski, co-chair of Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness by 2017.

She spoke about the city's plan for eliminating homelessness and the steps already taken.

Citizens Fire Company receives new truck

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Citizens Fire Company, Slatedale, has received a new fire truck.

Chief Blaine Horn attended a recent Washington Township supervisors workshop to ask the board to maintain insurance on the old truck until it was sold. The request was denied by supervisors.

A motion was made and passed to place guide rail along Bottom Road to keep vehicles from crashing into a trailer in Fox Mobile Home Park.

Resident Alan Sotak requested lines be painted on Bottom Road and Oakview Drive.

This work will be added to the painting job.

Veterans group seeks members: Lawsuit dismissed

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by CAJETAN BERGER Special to The Press in Local News

The V.G. Kern Veterans Association Inc. will remain in existence following Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol K. McGinley's June 18 ruling.

Her decision dismissed a suit by Joseph R. Zeller and Leslie A. Reppert who asserted the association should be dissolved based on accusations it failed to uphold its purpose and that funds were misappropriated. According to court documents, Vernon Granville Kern Post 8344 was issued a charter by the VFW in October 1946, officially incorporating it in Pennsylvania.

One person's weeds are another's garden

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

The late English poet and artist Cicely Mary Barker referred to them as "wayside flowers."

Around here, many people simply call them "weeds." Other folks much prefer the term "wildflowers."

Whatever they are called, these plants, found growing along roadside, field, fence or untended patch of land anywhere, are undeniably lovely to look at, not to mention stubborn and hardy and sometimes invasive.

Putting aside any disdain or prejudice for the moment, take a good look and, as Barker suggests in her Flower Fairy books, "learn to see how pretty common things can be."

Zettlemoyer honored with master pilot award

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Carl Zettlemoyer of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, was recently honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.

The award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 years or more.

In the United States, there are some 875,000 pilots and around 210 pilots who have received this prestigious award.

Zettlemoyer began his flight training in 1952 at Kutztown Aviation Service, Kutztown.