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'Amazing Grace' celebrates 90 years

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Grace Irene Hunsicker Snyder celebrated her 90th birthday with more than 60 friends and relatives at Country Meadows, Allentown.

Grace, who lived and farmed with her parents and later with her husband, Daniel Nathan Snyder, in the New Tripoli area most of her life, was born on July 28.

She knew there was going to be a party for her, but that is all she knew. The remainder was a surprise.

Grace, who in her teen years, would occasionally write poetry, was delighted when the short program opened with the singing of three of her favorite hymns, including "He Touched Me.

Heidelberg Twp. residents voice concerns about yard waste

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors' December 2012 meeting was dominated by resident comments and complaints.

Residents Carl Brein-inger and Charles Perich questioned the board about yard waste disposal.

"What are we doing about the yard waste?" Breininger asked.

He was referring to the lack of a collection site since the county closed its facility in 2011.

Supervisor Steve Bachman replied there was not enough interest to justify providing service for this.

Successful 'Night' seeks more activities in 2013

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

Kathy Hermany, chairman of the Night in the Country Committee, would like to have more activities participate in future "Night" celebrations.

She told the Northwestern Recreation Commission at its November 2012 meeting all vendors and activities have paid their share to the commission.

President Donald Link addressed Hermany.

"Thank you so much for all you've done," Link said. "It's been a successful year."

She reported the group that runs the car cruise turned its donation back to the commission.

Missionary Moyer shares first God sighting of the new year

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by BOB MOYER Special to The Press in Local News

God sightings are always a touching thing. I didn't have to wait long for my first God sighting of the new year.

I received a call from a fellow missionary who works in another part of the Comarca in Panama.

Seems a little boy, maybe 5- or 6 years old was accidentally wacked in the face by a machette.

His father was working cutting something and the boy got too close.

She, my missionary friend, brought the boy, his mom and four other girls she was watching to the San Felix clinic where she was asking me about bus schedules.

Lynn

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Ebenezer UCC clothing closet will be open Jan. 10 and 12

Happy New Year Lynn! Make 2013 your best year yet. Get involved. Join a club; embark on an adventure and make those resolutions come true.

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Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, reminds the community the clothing closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 12.

There are free clothes for the entire family. Proof of need is not required. Clothing donations are not being accepted at this time.

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Lynnport Fire Company, Lynnport, is hosting a "Biggest Loser" weight loss challenge.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in municipal building.

JANUARY

THURSDAY 3

Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.

MONDAY 7

Lynn Township Supervisors, 6:30 p.m. reorganization.

Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. reorganization, then regular meeting.

Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 6 p.m. reorganization.

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

TUESDAY 8

Heidelberg Township Auditors, 7 p.m.

WEDNESDAY 9

Lynn Twp. ends 2012

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

The Dec. 27, 2012, end-of-year meeting of Lynn Township supervisors began with an executive session to discuss personnel.

Supervisors named Frey and Company, Walnutport, to serve as auditor.

The board will verify if the contract includes an audit of the sewer authority account, which will cover only the period before the system was taken over by the Lehigh County Authority.

The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie, was given the contract for animal control. Costs will be capped at $650 for the year.

Heidelberg Twp. residents voice concerns about yard waste

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Heidelberg supervisors' December 2012 meeting was dominated by resident comments and complaints.

Residents Carl Brein-inger and Charles Perich questioned the board about yard waste disposal.

"What are we doing about the yard waste?" Breininger asked.

He was referring to the lack of a collection site since the county closed its facility in 2011.

Supervisor Steve Bachman replied there was not enough interest to justify providing service for this.

L.C. Court rules Eckhart stays as controller

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh County President Judge Carol K. McGinley has ruled Glenn Eckhart may retain his job as county controller.

Eckhart served as a Lehigh County commissioner from 2006 through Dec. 30, 2011.

He resigned that office and assumed the office of controller in January 2012.

On March 30, 2012, District Attorney James B. Martin challenged Eckhart's eligibility to serve, citing the Pennsylvania County Code, which states "The county commissioners ... shall be ineligible, during their continuance in such office and for two years thereafter, to the office of county controller."

Police departments investigate abduction, jewelry store robbery

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

South Whitehall and Bethlehem Police are conducting a joint investigation into the Dec. 28, 2012, abduction of a Bixler's store employee from his Bethlehem home and the armed robbery of the jewelry store at 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say at approximately 7 p.m., the employee was forced by three armed men to open a safe at the store and to remove Rolex watches and jewelry.

The amount of merchandise taken has not been determined, South Whitehall police say.