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Heidelberg resident responds to target shooting complaint

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Laurie Snyder, of Ulrich Road, Germansville, appeared before Heidelberg Township supervisors this month to respond to a complaint the township received from her neighbor.

The complaint concerned her target shooting practice on her property, which the neighbor apparently said involved noise and safety issues.

"He has a personal vendetta against me," Snyder said.

Two state police cruisers went to the neighbor's house, then came to her property, she said.

The troopers reportedly said she was within her rights, and the activity met the applicable safety standards.

SkillsUSA honors Clyde Hornberger at breakfast

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

Clyde Hornberger, former executive director of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was honored for his work and commitment at the SkillsUSA Leadership by Example Breakfast Oct. 3 at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center.

Hornberger served as the executive director from 1996 until March 2012.

Under his direction, LCTI expanded from 29 course offerings to 50.

Visitors have hot time at Chili Pepper Festival

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Local News

The 17th annual Chili Pepper Festival, founded by John Bixler and Chris Markey, took place Sept. 7 and 8 in Bowers.

There were rows of vendors and food stands with everything connected to chili peppers that anyone could imagine. Most of the foods offered contained chili peppers.

Butch Imhoff's Acoustic Road Show provided entertainment for people strolling around, eating and taking in the sights.

The variety of music played was for everyone's taste, as long as you liked country.

The music, by a variety of entertainers could be heard all day, everywhere.

Mei Liewe Freind,

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wann der Hund sich in der Schtubb rollt, bedeit's Bsuch. When the dog rolls on the floor, you will have visitors.

Mer hot Glick seller Daag wammer maryets dreimol niest. We have luck that day when we sneeze three times in the morning.


Ziegels Union Church will host a potpie supper 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets may be purchased by calling the church office at 610-285-6157.

The Thursday Afternoon Bible Study will begin 1-2 p.m. Oct. 18.

Farm bureau honors Congressman Dent

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.

"The award recognizes those members of Congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.

Mountain lions, bears and porcupines, oh, my!

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh Gap Nature Center speaker discusses the seldom seen

Center County, Lehigh Township in Northampton County, New Jersey, Delaware Water Gap and the slate quarry over the hill are locations where several people who attended the first of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center's 2012 speakers series have reportedly seen mountain lions.

Gene Odato, district forester for the Tuscarora State Forest District, was introduced by Ed Newcomb, a member of the nature center's board of directors.

Even if half the sightings of mountain lions were misidentified, there would still be a lot around, he explained.

Lowhill Township

Thursday, October 18, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special toThe Press in Local News

Christ's Church at Lowhill having penny party on Oct. 19

Christ's Church at Lowhill, 4965 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having its first penny party of the year Oct. 19.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Passing of trays begins at 7 p.m. Bring your pennies, family and appetite.

Christ's Church at Lowhill is preparing to make Christmas candy.

Order forms will be available at or by signing up at the church.

The forms are due by Nov. 11. Candy making will begin Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving.

Call Terry at 610-737-8758 or Joe at 610-737-3704.