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Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.



Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee, 6 p.m.

Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. to consider an ordinance regulating design installation and inspection of drywells.


Lynn Township Recreation Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.

Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration conference room.



Thursday, January 10, 2013 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Northwestern SADD chapter having electronics recycling day

Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society is collecting aluminum cans.

Bring them to Werleys Corner headquarters, anytime, and place them under the forebay of the barn.


Northwestern's Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions is having a free electronics recycling day 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 in the Northwestern Lehigh High School parking lot, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli.

Monetary donations go directly to the school's SADD chapter.


Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·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.

·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

L.C. commissioners again table Green Future Fund

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Future Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill during the board's Dec. 19, 2012 meeting.

The fund would have provided $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.

Among those who attended the meeting to support the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the county would "turn its back to the voters."

Heidelberg Twp. board adopts 2013 budget

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors met Dec. 27, 2012, to adopt the township's 2013 budget, with minor changes approved at the board's Nov. 23, 2012 meeting.

With no members of the public present, the meeting took only 5 minutes.

Budget amounts for 2013 are: General Fund, $1,018,436; State Liquid Fuels Fund, $146,442; Special Revenue Fund, $35,507; Recreation Fund, $5,284; and Werleys Corner Road Turnback Fund, $174,106; for a total of $1,379,775.

Buddy Wessner takes seat on Lowhill Twp. board

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Lowhill Township's January meeting began with an announcement that George "Buddy" Wessner, owner of Stone Haven Supply and Wessner's Excavating, will fill the vacancy left by the passing of longtime chairman Eugene Weiner.

Wessner, a Lowhill Township native, formerly served on the zoning hearing board.

Chairman Richard Hughes said Sterling Raber, an alternate on the zoning board, will replace Wessner, and a new alternate is now needed.

Also at this meeting, Ryan Christman of Keystone Consulting reported repairs to Narris Road are complete.

State police release information on fatal crash

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

State Police Troop M Fogelsville have released more information regarding the death of a 28-year-old Kempton woman who was killed Jan. 2 when her vehicle collided with a pickup truck around 4:18 a.m. on Route 100 North, just north of George Road, Lowhill Township.

According to police, Alisha M. Heilman, of 279 Quaker City Road, was driving a 2004 BMW X3 sport utility vehicle north on Route 100, when it crossed into the southbound lane and struck head-on a 2005 Ford F250 driven by Daniel John Hartman, 46, of Germansville.


Thursday, January 10, 2013 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

So fiel Newwel im Yenner, so fiel Raife im Moi. The number of fogs in January determines the number of frosts in May.

Wie es Wedder fun zehe bis zwee, so is es der ganz Daag. The way the weather is between 10 and 2 is the way it will be all day.


Lighthouse Baptist Church, Independent Road, Route 863 South, Weisenberg Township, will host Friday Night at the Movies 7 p.m. Jan. 18.