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Breinigsville student on forensics team

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lindsey Garnel from Breinigsville helped the Bloomsburg University Forensics team win the second-place team sweepstakes award out of nine schools at the annual CFA/Harold Cox Wilkes University Speech and Debate Tournament the weekend of Jan. 31-Feb. 1.

Bloomsburg University narrowly lost to St. Joseph’s University, a school with a nationally recognized forensics program, by just 1.5 sweepstakes points.

Deitsch Eck Restaurant donates to Kempton Lions

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Chef and owner of the Deitsch Eck Restaurant Steve Stetzler recently presented the Kempton Lions Club with a $630 donation.

The check, given to the Lions Club at its Feb. 19 meeting, was generated by the restaurant’s “Plate It Forward” campaign.

According to Stetzler, when a customer orders any Pa. Dutch special throughout the month at the Lenhartsville eatery, $1 from each special is designated for that month’s chosen charitable organization.

State trooper visits Lowhill

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Cpl. Nick Goldsmith of State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, visited the Feb. 6 Lowhill supervisors’ meeting to ask if there were any issues or questions for him.

Goldsmith reported the barracks has a new lieutenant, Greg Emery.

According to Secretary Jill Seymour, Engineer Ryan Christman provided the board with his report.

Christman said the Bear Bridge inspection reports were received from the state. He will review them and report back at the next supervisors’ meeting.

Administrator Brian Carl gave his report to the board.

‘Centenarians’ invade Northwestern Elementary

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

Hang on to your prune juice everyone, little “seasoned ladies and gentlemen” were on the march at Northwestern Elementary Feb. 7 to mark the 100th day of school in a unique way.

Northwestern kindergartners marked their halfway point with a nod to the numeral 100 and what it means in their lives.

Rather than just counting to 100, or bringing in 100 straws, the class was challenged to dress up as though they were 100 years old and then parade around the school.

Most students were delighted to know that the school year was more than half over.

New Tripoli Bank donates $5k to Weisenberg Fire Company

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

New Tripoli Bank has donated $5,000 to the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Company to assist in its mission to provide fire protection, emergency response, and medical assistance to the township and surrounding communities.

This donation will go toward helping the fire company maintain and upgrade equipment and the firehouse, recruit and train new volunteer firefighters, and support community events the fire company runs year-round.

New Tripoli Bank is a proud supporter of the Weisenberg Fire Company and urges others to lend their support to this vital volunteer organization.

Community Risk Reduction can help municipalities prepare for emergencies

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The Press in Local News

State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego, along with Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency Director Randy Padfield are encouraging local leaders, first responders, businesses and residents to learn more about the concept of Community Risk Reduction.

“The concept of Community Risk Reduction is fairly new, and I often hear people question what exactly it means,” Trego said. “First and foremost, we want individuals to be able to understand how to identify and prioritize local risks, and then be able to develop a plan to mitigate the highest priority risks that affect them.”

State hospital demolition to begin in July

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Montgomery County demolition and environmental contractor has been awarded a $12.7 million contract to demolish the former Allentown State Hospital off Hanover Avenue in east Allentown.

On July 2, 2019, Gov. Tom Wolf signed S.B. 701 which was introduced by state Sen. Patrick Browne, R-16th.

The bill authorized the competitive solicitation committee, which included Browne, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, and official representatives of Allentown and Bethlehem to review proposals and recommend a buyer.

Nature center moves forward with co-directors

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON in Local News

It’s been a month or so since Chad Schwartz and Brian Birchak took over as co-directors of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center.

Located just off Route 873 and down Paint Mill Road in Slatington, the organization’s expanse sprawls more than 700 acres, encompassing a once-desolate mountain decimated by decades of pollution at the hands of the New Jersey Zinc Co.

That same area, in 1983, was deemed a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site.