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David Fink honored by hay association

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Farmer and Heidelberg Township Supervisor David Fink of Germansville was presented the 2012 Haymaker of the Year award by the National Hay Association at their recent convention.

The award is presented to an individual who has made great contributions to the hay industry.

A fourth generation farmer and owner of Heidel Hollow Farm Inc., Fink has been producing and exporting hay for more than 30 years to various countries.

He was also elected second vice president of the National Hay Association and will host the 120th National Hay Association in 2015.

Lynn Township

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Historical society open house Dec. 7

Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society is having its annual Christmas open house 4:30-7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the museum in the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison Street, New Tripoli.

Historical society ornaments will be available to purchase. Punch and Christmas cookies .


Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur, New Tripoli, invites the community to "Sounds of the Season," at 6 p.m. Dec.16.

Musical selections by the choir, church members, Sunday School choir, Northwestern Lehigh High School Arpeggios, and the church preschool.

Twins celebrate double 9's on Thanksgiving Day 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Clarence Roth and his sister, Margaret (Roth) Schantz celebrated their 99th birthday on Thanksgiving Day.

The twins, born Nov. 22, 1913, are the children of the late Frank and Annie Roth of Center Valley.

Margaret, who resided in Fogelsville, was married to Harold Schantz until his death on June 15, 1961.

She retired from K&M Sportswear, Allentown.

Clarence and Bertha Stettler married Sept. 26, 1936. They were together 69 years before she died in May 2006.

NWL District to refinance bond issue

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

As President Darryl Schafer opened the Nov. 14 meeting of the Northwestern Lehigh School Board he asked for a moment of silence for a family whose son is undergoing intensive medical care and for families hurt by Hurricane Sandy.

Scott Shearer of PFM, LLC, a financial management company, told board members the benefits in refinancing a 2008 bond issue.

He said it would bring a net savings of $340,000. The lowest interest rate came only a few days previous, so he said it is a good time to refinance.

Heritage Foundation makes plans for an eventually full Leaser Lake

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KEN BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

There was an optimistic feeling in the air at the recent meeting of the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation.

The long and sometimes arduous trail leading to the refilling of Leaser Lake in Lynn Township was coming to an end.

The gate was closed Nov. 15 and the gradual filling was started with the initial fill height set at 7 feet with 2- to 3-foot increments added each week.

At the 35- to 40-foot level, the water will start to spread out and filling will take longer.

Someone, however, is always willing to spoil a good thing.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.



Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.


Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. to adopt 2013 budget.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7:30 p.m. in the district administration conference room.


Twisted Reed offers gallery for holiday shopping

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kim Borgman, who does basket weaving, and Shirlene Silfies, who specializes in handpainted Santa Clauses, decided to give the community a place to view many different crafts suitable for the holiday season.

The method they chose is the Twisted Reed Holiday Gallery, Lynnport.

The shop, on the corner of Routes 143 and 863, showcases work from 15 local crafters.

Silfies said the shop is located in the old summer kitchen of the house on the corner. The house was built in the mid 1800s.

Before Borgmans bought it, the house belonged to an antiques dealer.

Student artwork on display in boardroom

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kathy Kehs, Northwestern Lehigh art instructor, introduced her high school students who had their artwork hung or placed on the window sills of the school board meeting room.

The students were acknowledged at the Nov. 14 meeting.

Katie Cappuccino and Rosey Pergosky used an art technique that provided a foreground, middle and background. Katie said she never thought she had artistic talent but decided to try it and was pleased.

She used a bridge as her middle focus. Rosey used pastels for the first time. Her picture was of a cabin with hot air balloons passing by.