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Weisenberg Township

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by MARY BITTNER HENRY Special to The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Genunk is besser as zu viel. Enough is better than too much.

Graadzu is naecher as ausserum. Straight ahead is shorter than round about.


Are you interested in the future and what it holds for the world and you? If so, come out to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Independent Road, New Smithville, at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 to view a movie on this subject.

Mark your calendars to attend Sept. 21 as well.

Call 610-285-2215 for more information.


Lighthouse Baptist Church is also sponsoring "Cruisin' for Christ" from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the parking lot.

Washington Township supervisors give conditional approval to Antioch Church

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Washngton Township supervisors have given conditional final approval to the Antioch Church plan for the old White Christmas Tree Farm on High Hill Road.

There were complaints from residents saying they had not received notices of zoning hearings.

Supervisors were asked if the township would enforce deed restrictions. Engineer Roy Stewart, of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Wescosville, said it does not.

Solicitor John Ashley said the township will enforce zoning hearing board restrictions.

To get a deed restriction changed requires a zoning hearing.

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Ham and corn pie on menu at Heidelberg Union Church

Get up and go! On Sept. 4, the Heidelberg Association for Retired Persons, better known as H.A.R.P., invites anyone from the community to join them on a road trip to the Palmerton Heritage Center to learn more about the history of Palmerton.

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

Contact Katherine Blose at 610-336-0555 or Eleanor Klevenhagen at 610-767-5065 for details or if you are interested in going along.


Lynn Twp. discusses taping meetings

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynn Township Supervisor Justin Smith mentioned at the board's meeting on Aug. 9 a return to taping meetings due to a concern of transparency.

Unlike the minutes requiring board approval, a tape becomes public property and release is required immediately.

Solicitor Marc Fisher said supervisors would need to decide how long they want to keep the tapes.

Secretary Tammy White said the minutes are a very compressed version of what would be on a tape.

Township Administrator Kevin Deppe pointed out anyone can tape the meetings for himself.

Bortz reports to Heidelberg board on various issues

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Township Administrator Janice Bortz told Heidelberg supervisors at their Aug. 9 meeting she spoke with PennDOT about the turnback project on Werleys Corner Road, and the work is progressing as it should.

She also talked with state police about the stop signs being run at Long Court and Flint Hill Road, she said.

Troopers will monitor the area.

Bortz has also been working on the Right to Know policy.

She will be attending a conference that includes a session on this issue.

Family-oriented Subway owner plans improvements

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Hungry students, residents of the Northwestern Lehigh area and travelers along Route 309 in New Tripoli can satisfy their sandwich cravings at Subway, in the New Tripoli Plaza, 6391 Route 309.

The shop was recently purchased by Chirag Patel.

Patel, formerly of Toronto, Canada, and Martinsburg, W.Va., said he chose the New Tripoli location when he visited his cousin Kinjal Patel.

"This is a developing and upcoming area to do business in," Patel said.