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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.

Midshipman, 2009 Parkland grad killed in Berks County crash

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman First Class Austin T. Zalik, a 2009 graduate of Parkland High School, died Aug. 3 when his pickup truck rolled down an embankment and was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-78, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

According to State Police Troop, L, Hamburg, Zalik's 1990 Toyota Previa pickup was parked in the lot of Rauch's Service Station, 1510 Krumsville Road, (Route 737) facing I-78 when it rolled down the enbankment at 6:33 a.m. onto the interstate.

Weisenberg Township

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Mei Liewe Freind,

Wammer'n Koppche (Kaffi) ausschitt un no's Koppche widder uffschtellt, kammer saage wie viel Leit as uff Bauch kumme bei de Ring as im Koppche sin.

The number of rings in the cup after the coffee has been drunk indicate the number of visitors to be expected.

Wammer'n Kind kitzelt eb's en Yaahr alt is, waert's schtodderich.

A child will stammer if it is tickled before it is a year old.


Lowhill Township

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LINDA DEIBERT Special to The Press in Local News

Morgenland picnic on Aug. 11

The Relay for Life of Schnecksville wrap-up will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Bring your thoughts on how to improve the relay and suggestions for a theme for the 2013 event.


Morgenland Union Church, Leather Corner Post, Orefield, will be having its second summer picnic 4-9 p.m. Aug. 11.

Music will be provided by the Country Rhythm band.

The final picnic of the year is 3-9 p.m. Sept. 8 with music provided by Midnight Special.

Pitches for Porter Lilley ball throws will take place 4-8 p.m. at both picnics.