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.
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.
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 christschurchatlowhill.com 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.
3900 Hamilton site of Bridal Boutique.
THURSDAY, OCT. 11
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Luther Crest has special expo for seniors.
The topic of the September meeting of the Claussville Garden Club was "Math For Flower Arrangers."
Susan Campanelli, a previous garden club speaker, always presents an interesting discussion.
She brought along flowers from her own garden and club members brought flowers and flower holders to work on for their own take-home arrangements.
Campanelli said when arranging flowers, first measure the vase or flower holder and then measure the flowers so they are at least one-and-a-half to two times the height of the container.
NWE students learn fire safety.
Board Vice Chairman Richard Hughes began this month's meeting of Lowhill supervisors by reminding residents public comment, to discuss issues in the township, is only allowed at the beginning of the meeting.
"We had a little bit of an issue about this at last month's meeting," he said.
A resident had raised an issue at the end of that meeting, and had been told he could not discuss it at that time.
The resident did not, however, return to present the issue at the October meeting, which was sparsely attended.
A Lancaster County man died Oct. 4 when his tractor-trailer was struck by another tractor-trailer at 7529 Morris Court, Upper Macungie Township.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Richard James, 54, of 675 N. Ridge Road, Reinholds, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:09 a.m. by Deputy Coroner Wendy Brantley.
Grim said the cause of James' death was multiple blunt force injuries. He ruled his death an accident.