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Charter school presents case to NWL school board...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board recently held a public hearing to hear a proposal for a new charter school.

Circle of Seasons was originally proposed for a site on Cedar Crest Boulevard in the Parkland School District.

The proposal was denied by that board. Since that time, another tentative site was put forward, possibly the old Penn State complex in Fogelsville.

Solicitor Kristine Roddick, outlined the hearing format for all those present.

Ontelaunee Park experiences renaissance

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by DENNILLE SCHULER Special to The Press in Local News

Ontelaunee Park in Lynn Township was established in 1929 by Homer Nathan Snyder.

Many of its early attractions made the park a popular place for people to visit.

Coal car Engine No. 99 pulled passengers through a tunnel and around the swimming pool.

At one time, Ontelaunee Park had its own baseball team that played teams from the surrounding area.

The park, a fun, family friendly place for all ages to enjoy became such a popular destination the Reading Railroad created a stop there.

Rap of the Gavel

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee, 6 p.m.

Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m.


Lynn Township Planners, 7 p.m. to review Greg Snyder's final land development plan for Allemaengel Road, New Tripoli.


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

Lowhill petitions to appoint auditors

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Lowhill Township currently has no elected auditors.

Township Solicitor Carles Waters advised the board at its Aug. 2 meeting he has petitioned Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to appoint three auditors.

A hearing will be held within 45 to 90 days to appoint the new members.

In other matters, the acquisition of the Smoldis property is moving along.

Supervisor Richard Hughes asked if there could be any unknown problems with the property, such as illegally dumped or other undesirable items on the property.