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A beautiful night for fireworks

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Stormy sky clears for Night in the Country

Many who came early to Night in the Country while there was full daylight were telling each other to check out the view.

A motorized parasail was circling above the Aug. 18 celebration.

At 6:30 p.m. the first bang could be heard as Celebration Fireworks continued preparing for the extravaganza that would end the annual event at 10 p.m.

Patrick Duncan added his 1967 Volkswagen dune buggy to the field of antique and classic cars.

He owns a couple Mustangs but the buggy was ready after two years of work and he wanted to show it off.

Keystone Consulting Engineers resumes duties as zoning officer

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Newly hired Heidelberg Zoning Officer Ron Helman has submitted a letter of resignation, Director of Office Operations Forrest Wessner III reported at the Aug. 9 supervisors meeting.

Wessner, who said Helman was finding the job too much along with his work for Coplay Borough, thanked him for his three months of service and wished him well.

Later in the meeting, Wessner recommended reappointing Keystone Consulting Engineers, Wescosville, to serve as zoning officer for the rest of the year.

Firefighters' relief association in compliance, Wagner says

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by The Press in Local News

An audit of Heidelberg Volunteer Firefighters' Relief Association has determined it was in compliance with tested laws and regulations between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2010.

"We commend the relief association management in this Lehigh County VFRA for complying with all applicable state laws, contracts, bylaws and administrative procedures," Auditor General Jack Wagner said Aug. 13. "The proper management of funds ensures they will continue to support local volunteer firefighters who bravely put themselves at risk to help protect their neighbors' health and property."

Lowhill Township

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Spoatyahr Fesht on Sept. 8, 9

Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society will be having its Spoatyahr Fesht noon-6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the old Zimmerman's Hotel, 4590 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli.

This year, the theme is "Ten Years of History" as they celebrate the historical society celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Musical entertainment will be provided by "Jack Snyder and Friends" on Saturday, and by "The Majestics" on Sunday.

Each band will perform three sets from: 2-2:45 p.m., 3:15-4 p.m. and 5-5:45 p.m.

Weisenberg Township

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MARY HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Verschpreche maucht Schulde. Promises make debts.

En foox farleered si hore over net si nauba. A fox loses its hair but not his cunning.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society invites the community to attend its quarterly meeting and picnic with pot luck supper 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Weisenberg Fire Company.

Bring a covered dish and/or dessert and lawn chairs. A tour will be conducted of the fire equipment and facilities, so come out and enjoy a fine evening with friends.

NWL school board denies charter school application

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Circle of Seasons vows to return

Phil Arnold of Circle of Seasons Charter School addressed the board during the public comment period of the Aug. 15 meeting of Northwestern Lehigh School directors.

The resolution to approve or deny the charter was on the evening's agenda.

"One of the things we hold sacred is free thinking and entrepreneurship," Arnold said. "A 1997 state law provided for choice in school systems. When there is a niche, it is to be filled."

In 1919, the only school in Germany was the Waldorf, the method of teaching proposed by the charter school, he explained.