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‘Night’ profits decrease

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the Sept. 19 Heidelberg Township board meeting, Supervisor David Fink said supervisors received a letter from the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, for help with the construction project at the firehouse.

He told the company they appreciated receiving the letter.

Goodwill Fire Chief Jay Scheffler said there were 91 calls for the year – down from the previous year as the school has dealt with its alarm system. The company helped with a Northwestern Elementary 5K race.

Visitors flock to a bygone era

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pioneer Apple Festival celebrated at Ontelaunee Park

The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society presented its annual Pioneer Apple Festival on Oct. 5 under blue skies.

“We do this every year,” said Bill Blayle of the Fellowship Community, Whitehall. The group makes and sells apple butter and talks to festival visitors.

He said last year they turned six bushels of apples into apple butter and sold out, so this year they were prepared with 10 bushels.

Blayle said Woody Green deserved special mention because he worked all morning.

New Tripoli Bank seminar helps seniors avoid scams

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials presented a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar on Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to tell seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, executive aide for Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”

Cetronia Ambulance Corps welcomes the community to its open house

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4100 Broadway, South Whitehall, recently had a community open house to welcome neighbors to view its facility.

Residents living within the Cetronia Ambulance response area were invited to visit, learn about the mission of the ambulance corps and view its operations headquarters.

Children were encouraged to step inside an ambulance to see the tools used in modern emergency services to help save lives and lessen the pain and anxiety of those needing emergency transport.

5K, kids race at Heidelberg Church

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The parking lot at Heidelberg Church was filled with people talking and moving on to talk to others. Some were still registering because it was race day at the church and enthusiasm filled the air.

Two food trucks, Burger Wagon offering breakfast and staying for the return of the racers, and Stagger Lee, with a variety of grilled offerings, were on hand. On a table was free fruit and water for the returning runners.

A Polish Ice stand provided cool refreshment. A market truck, which bore the logo, “Eat Real Food,” provided produce to be taken home.

County board honors Northern Lehigh Club

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 25 honoring the Northern Lehigh High School Patriot Club.

Club founder, U.S. Army veteran and Northern Lehigh teacher Scott Gerould accepted the honor.

He founded the club six years ago. There are 27 members in ninth through 12th grade and the club is growing.

He told commissioners the club has an offshoot, the Sons of Liberty, in the middle school.

Teachers, principals present review of full-day kindergarten

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kindergarten teachers Krista Keys, Laura Luca, Marion Miller, Katie Praetzel, Amanda Reifinger and Wendy White; Principals Maria Pulli and Jill Berlet; and Director of Curriculum LeAnn Stitzel presented a review of the first year of full-day kindergarten to school directors at their Sept. 18 board meeting.

Superintendent Jennifer Holman told the board the change to full day was successful, and then turned the discussion over to Stitzel, who said research was done during the 2016-17 school years and was approved by the board in June 2017.