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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.

Weisenberg

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.

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

Community center celebrates Hanukkah

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SYMAN HIRSCH Special to The Press in Local News

The community menorah candle lighting at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, took place in conjunction with the observance of Hanukkah.

The sold-out dinner was attended by 290 people who partook of a catered meal by Chef Evan Freeman.

The meal included chicken soup, appetizers, carrrots, honey glazed chicken, chicken nuggets, latkes, Challah rolls, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) and cookies for dessert

Following dinner, a concert was performed by Felicia Sloin and Tom Knight in the auditorium.

Yes, Dana says to both Patrick and to the dress

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by BARB SCHAFER Special to The Press in Local News

Dana Stellar chooses wedding gown on television

Dana Stellar is a name familiar to many in the sports community. Her father, Tony, of Stellar Construction, is another well-known name.

Each year, the "Stellar Catch A Rising Star" boys and girls high school tournament draws youth from many communities.

Both Stellars are proud to be 1,000-point scorers in basketball at their respective high schools.

Tony earned the honor at Salisbury High School; his daughter at Northwestern High School.

The two are also involved in the "Steps for Stellar Cancer Run," for which Dana is the race director.

Kempton woman killed in Lowhill Twp. crash

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 28-year-old Kempton woman was killed Jan. 2 when her vehicle collided with a pickup truck around 4:13 a.m. on Route 100 North, just north of George Road, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Alisha M. Heilman, 279 Quaker City Road, was pronounced dead 4:56 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The cause of her death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries, Grim said.

He ruled her death an accident.

Grim's office and State Police Troop M Fogelsville are investigating the crash.

2012 was good year for Bake Oven Knob hawk watchers

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Gap Nature Center intern Katie Rittenhouse was saying her goodbyes to the new friends she made during the center's annual hawk count on Bake Oven Knob and at the Osprey House.

The Nature Center needs an intern because members have to fit their hawk-watching hours around their jobs.

Her mother, Linda, said Katie learned so much. She is thankful other hawk watchers were good mentors for her daughter.

In addition to her mother, her father Wayne and sister Emily accompanied her to the banquet held annually at the end of the season.