une 1 was the day the Northwestern Lehigh senior class members left high school behind and moved on to higher education, the military or to join the workforce. Commencement exercises were held at Stabler Arena, Lehigh University.
The Class of 1969 with spouses was invited to attend as part of their 50th reunion. Those who had graduates in the Class of 2019 were asked to present their family members with the diplomas. The directors on the school board received the same invitation. Among them were Marci Piescienski, John Casciano, Todd Hernandez, Aileen Yadush and Bill Dellicker.
The Northwestern Lehigh School Board general fund and its supporting tax levies were approved with a .3735 mill increase at the May 15 meeting.
Tax levies are real estate, 16,6138 mills; earned income tax one-half of 1 percent; real estate transfer tax divided among the four townships and a local services tax of $10.
Budget expenditures are $46,805,650.
Successful and enjoyable is the way board President Bill Dellicker described a meet-and-greet at Glasbern Inn, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Air Products.
Lehigh Carbon Community College student Aldonair Alphonse was awarded the 2018 Krysta Hankee Memorial Leadership Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,000.
The award was presented by Kimberly Bentz, director of sales and marketing at Pacesetter Enterprises and vice president of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund.
Alphonse received the award at a luncheon provided by LCCC’s Foundation.
Also making the award were Bill and Christine Hankee, Krysta’s parents.
Alphonse is a full-time student at LCCC majoring in business administration.
After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-style diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam.
The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
Graduates, family, friends and instructors celebrated their accomplishments and culture with a potluck dinner.
Residents of Fogelsville and surrounding communities remembered those who gave their all fighting wars for their country during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery, Fogelsville.
The Fogelsville Memorial Day ceremony was led by St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Nelson Quinones.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Robert M. Fegely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8282, Breinigsville, also joined in the remembrance.
Members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran and St. John’s UCC choirs sang “Taps” at the end of the program.
The Lynn Township supervisors’ story in the May 30 edition of the Northwestern Press should have said New Tripoli’s first female firefighter will be graduating from the Bucks County Firefighter 1 Academy.
We apologize for the error.
Lehigh County executive Phillips Armstrong visited Heidelberg Township’s May 16 supervisors’ meeting.
Armstrong said he tried to visit sooner but snow forced him to turn around.
He reported an addition to Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, should be started by fall.
His chief interest, however, was making sure everyone completes the census forms since in the last census, the count for the county was low.
Money coming to the county is tied to how many people are counted.
Work more efficiently, save money and better manage the growth in their communities, all while they save for the future.
That’s essentially the plan for six Northern Lehigh County communities who came together for an afternoon news conference May 29 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, New Tripoli.
The purpose was to kick off an 18-month effort to draft a new Northern Lehigh MultiMunicipal Comprehensive Plan to update the 2004 Northern Region of Lehigh County Comprehensive Plan.