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Farmland preservation celebrated

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Fink family honored for having Bicentennial Farm

State and county dignitaries were recently welcomed to David and Sonia Fink’s Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville.

The June 7 visit had a dual purpose.

This year, Lehigh County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation are celebrating 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production in both the commonwealth and in the county.

More than 5,270 farm owners, have preserved over 550,000 acres in Pennsylvania, which leads the nation in the number of farms and acres preserved.

State Rep. Gary Day to host open house

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites residents of the his district in Lehigh and Berks counties to join him and his staff at their district office open house 3-7 p.m. June 21 at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Day reminds residents his office is available to help with a variety of state government-related services, even though it is located at a temporary location.

Students channel Jay and Daisy during class Gatsby-style party

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Megan McDonald and Jacob Sacco displayed the style and swagger of the 1920s when they dressed up to simulate the era for what has become an annual ritual for their English class.

“Everybody dressed up, and we listened to the music of the ’20s,” said McDonald, whose silver and gold sequined dress sparkled with every step she took.

Fire rules to be advertised

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The fire ordinance in Washington Township was largely rejected at the April meeting when the meeting room filled with residents and fire company volunteers who were against the proposal.

During the board’s June 6 meeting, supervisors announced there were some changes made to the ordinance which will be re-advertised.

Changes include better definition of campfires in all districts, distances between properties where there will be campfires, and burning leaves in the fall when it is impossible to get them alongside the road for pickup.

Ontelaunee Park 5K benefits NWL Educational Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Something was new at the 5K run and walk sponsored by the Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation at Ontelaunee Park.

Valerie Creitz, communications director, said a 10K run was added and people were excited about it.

“Excited a lot,” Creitz added.

She said there was a record turnout with the preregistration and the table set up for last minute registrations was kept busy. Registration ended with more than 150 racers.

Jason Boushell organized the run.

Historical society presentation celebrates Pa. Dutch culture

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Neil Oswald, president of the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society, welcomed members, friends and families to the group’s 19th annual banquet.

The program, given by Dr. William Donner, was on the “Evolution of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture.”

Donner is coordinator of the Pennsylvania German Studies at Kutztown University.

Oswald told a short story about a man who visited the Grand Canyon and took a wrong step and fell.

He caught a bush and yelled for help. A voice came down saying, “Son, if you want me to help you just let go. I’ll take care of you.”