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Leaser Lake Foundation board unchanged

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation's reorganization meeting resulting in nothing much being changed as all existing board members were reinstated for 2013.

George White was re-elected chairman and Carl Zvanut was renamed vice chairman.

The following members were also re-elected: Secretary Amy Meade, Treasurer Arnie Metzger and board members Randy Metzger, Dave Hoch and Harry Burger.

Lehigh County Conservation Officer Lee Creyer was present to answer any questions that might come up and to give a report on the current status of the lake.

Bortz named to PSATS' committee

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Janice Bortz, secretary and administrator of Heidelberg Township, has been appointed to the Secretary-Manager Committee of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

This committee promotes and encourages the effective, efficient and responsive operation of township government through training, education, communication and the interchange of ideas.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Members of Jacob's Church making, selling fastnachts Feb. 9, 10

Members of Jacob's Church, Jacksonville, are making and selling fastnachts.

Pick up 4-5 p.m. Feb. 9 or noon-1 p.m. Feb. 10 in the activity center.

Preorder by calling Ruth Kaley at 610-562-7406 or Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.

Preorders are due by Feb. 8.

Choose plain or brown sugar and cinnamon.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will host Cub Scout Sunday on Feb. 3.

Members of Cub Pack 588 will participate in the 10:15 a.m. service.


Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

H.A.R.P. seniors to meet Feb. 5

On Feb. 5, Heidelberg Association of Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., will get together again in Heidelberg Church's Fellowship Hall 11 a.m.

This group of retires meets the first Tuesday of each month. All retires are welcome to join them.

Remember, you do not have to be a Heidelberg Church member to attend.

After a brief meeting and a delicious pot luck lunch, this busy bunch of retirees will spend the afternoon listening to the vocal talents of local resident Jack Snyder, who will be singing his uplifting Gospel music.

Township officials to meet Feb. 8

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Officials representing townships of the second class in Lehigh County will meet Feb. 8, in the Schnecksville Fire Company social hall for their annual county convention.

The convention provides township officials with up-to-date information to help them better serve their residents and to give them an opportunity to exchange ideas on government issues.

The event will feature a wide range of speakers, including David M. Sanko, executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Artist Jon Bond celebrates the life of Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Artist Jon Bond of Kempton is creating new works of art to commemorate the life and spirit of Abraham Lincoln.

Eleven oil paintings on wood panels are near completion, and Bond anticipates painting several more to round out the collection.

This year is the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address as well as the president's Emancipation Proclamation.

"Lincoln's iconic features captured in early photographs are serving as the benchmark for the paintings I am creating," Bond said.

Among Bond's creations are:

·Young Lincoln reading a book;

Gress Mountain Ranch benefits from Eagle Scout project

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Scout designs, builds fowl pen at animal sanctuary

Tyler Durfey recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a pen for rescued fowl at Gress Mountain Ranch and Sanctuary, Lowhill Township.

Durfey, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 12, Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township, decided to build the pen after the owner of the ranch, Kathryn Gress, provided him a list of project ideas.

Valley sportsmen gather at Hope for annual banquet

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Lamar Madtes served as spokesperson for the annual sportsmen's banquet Jan. 26 at Hope Community Church, Clauss-ville Road, Weisenberg Township.

Pastor Ken Kalisz gave the invocation.

This event gathered various sportsmen together for an evening of fellowship, along with an excellent meal.

The menu included game dishes such as venison meatloaf, elk casserole, rabbit and pheasant.

Hunting stories were in abundance; new friendships were made and old ones re-kindled.

Attendees were invited to bring one of their trophies for exhibit.

Behind the Scenes:

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Scott M. Grim, D-ABMDI, Lehigh County coroner

The phone rings; another death has occurred.

D.B. Russell, Julie "Finn" Finlay, Nick Stokes and Sara Sidle rush into action. That's how it works in the fictional world of "CSI: Las Vegas" on television.

In Pennsylvania, coroners or medical examiners and their staff investigate loss of life.

Every four years, the voters of Lehigh County elect a coroner.

Until he is needed, some voters don't know his name. But, coroners give each death an identity.

They are responsible for determining the cause and the manner of an individual's demise.