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Lynn Township

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY Special to The Press in Local News

Night in the Country on Aug. 18

It's time for A Night in the Country, one of our community's biggest events. It's also a reminder summer is nearly over, so get out and make the most of the nice weather.


Northwestern Lehigh High School girl's field hockey team is hosting a car wash 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18 at Feinour's auto repair, Route 309, New Tripoli. A $5 donation would be appreciated.


Heidelberg Township

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY Special to The Press in Local News

Women of Faith meeting Aug. 27

That's the spirit! Heidelberg Lutheran Church will have a food stand next to the UCC stand at "Night in the Country" celebration 4-10 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Route 309 and Northwest Road.

Lutheran members will be selling sweet Italian sausage sandwiches, beef barbecue, hot dogs, Snapple iced teas, bottled water, Coke and Diet Coke.

Anyone needing more information or in volunteering, may call Betty at 610-767-6949.

...Board discusses Circle of Seasons

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.

School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.

Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.

Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because transportation would have to be provided beyond the NWL school year.

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.