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Heidelberg resident responds to target shooting complaint

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Laurie Snyder, of Ulrich Road, Germansville, appeared before Heidelberg Township supervisors this month to respond to a complaint the township received from her neighbor.

The complaint concerned her target shooting practice on her property, which the neighbor apparently said involved noise and safety issues.

"He has a personal vendetta against me," Snyder said.

Two state police cruisers went to the neighbor's house, then came to her property, she said.

The troopers reportedly said she was within her rights, and the activity met the applicable safety standards.

Creating a dream in Germansville

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

'This Old House' films at Grothouse Lumber

"We make custom wood countertops," Denise Grothouse said explaining why "This Old House," a PBS television show, came to Germansville to film Oct. 11.

Grothouse said this was the company's fourth appearance on the program.

The film crew visited Grothouse Lumber Company in 2007. The other times, Grothouse went to the site of the house being renovated.

Cambridge House, Cambridge, Mass., is the new project for Grothouse and "This Old House."

Although the outside is a fine old Victorian house, the interior will be modernized.

Open Gate tour gives city folk a chance to visit farms

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pumpkins aplenty offered at Lyon Creek

Lyon Creek, Blacksmith Road, New Tripoli, took part in the Open Gate Farm Tour, sponsored Oct. 21 by the Lehigh County Penn State Extension.

The farms on the tour represent a variety of types of agricultural associated businesses including: vineyards, Haines Mill, a pumpkin patch, orchards, livestock and vegetable farms.

Lyon Creek has a pumpkin patch for the first time.

"It's the first year for pick-your-own pumpkin," Kate Pollock said.

Grothouse narrates his workfor show

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Paul Grothouse did the voice over for "This Old House" showing how the wood countertop was built.

"You saw me cut the miters," he said. "We are going to insert spines. If we don't cut the joints properly it won't come together.

The glue holds it together. We need good glue coverage including in the hole and then drive the tenons in."

Grothouse continued with his dialogue.

"John, Steve and Jake spread the glue well. We have five minutes to put it together before the glue tightens. It is clamped and checked for square because there is no second chance."

Lieberman honored for her volunteer service

Thursday, October 25, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Judith Lieberman, 92, was one of 10 people recently honored with the 2012 Governor's Citizen Crime Protection Volunteer Recognition Award during a ceremony in Harrisburg.

The Emmaus resident, a longtime advocate for senior citizens, has served on numerous boards and task forces in the Lehigh Valley.

The Citizen Crime Prevention Volunteer Awards publicly honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to community crime prevention.

Lieberman was nominated by Pennsylvania State Trooper Marc Allen of Troop M, Bethlehem.