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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Local teens compete in library cupcake war

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lots of fun for teens happened Sept. 15 during Teen’s Cupcake Wars at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Three cupcakes, already baked, were given to the seven contestants to decorate.

One was to be decorated with the contestant’s favorite book theme.

The second was to be decorated with a creative theme and the final cupcake was to be decorated just to enjoy eating.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Board reviews proposed budget

Township Manager Janice Meyers presented the first draft of the 2019 budget to Heidelberg Township supervisors at the Sept. 20 meeting. It is much like the 2018 budget, she said.

There is a $90,000 surplus some of which will pay off the Tiger mower and go toward the backhoe.

Real estate taxes will be $274,961 with earned income bringing in another $440,000. The state will provide $24,000 in Firemen’s Relief funds. Total revenue is $1,277,436.

Albany Twp historical society opens Allemaengel Room

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Albany Township Historical Society, Kempton, purchased Trexler Grain and Feed Warehouse in 2001.

Since then, there have been many renovations, as time and money permitted.

On Sept. 29, there was an open house to introduce the beautiful rooms to friends and members of the society.

This time, the renovation was a major undertaking with everything all fresh and new.

During the open house, Terri Keefe opened bottles of Stony Run wine and two beers from Saucony Creek to give guests.

A lager and an IPA (India pale ale), were being poured by Kevin Keefe.

Lowhill board discusses bridge repairs

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill Township supervisors discussed necessary bridge repairs for Valley Road and Bear bridges during their Oct. 4 meeting.

Supervisors started the meeting by notifying everyone a budget workshop meeting took place earlier that evening and they will have another one on Nov. 1.

Solicitor Charles Waters said the board should have an ordinance prepared to vacate Winchester Road in November.

The road needs to be vacated temporarily so the township can push back the barriers and allow access to the Game Commission parking lot.