The Northwestern Lehigh School Board directors approved an agreement, during their June 19 meeting, with SSM Group to develop bid specifications and to provide oversight to the middle school gym and auxiliary gym floor.
Approval was given by the board to bid the project. Work was approved to replace flooring and associated equipment through the Keystone Purchasing Network and/or COSTARS, a state associated organization.
The total amount is estimated at $506,000.
Volunteer firefighters with Community Fire Company of New Tripoli welcomed members of the community to an open house June 23, so area residents could view the new building and marvel at the facility.
By all accounts, neighbors were duly impressed by the spacious new station that houses fire trucks, related vehicles and even a Cetronia ambulance.
“We had the rooms open and did tours of the building, and there were hot dogs and cake.” said Dana Christ, Fire Chief Peter Christ’s wife,
The facility now has larger office space, meeting rooms and a kitchen.
A New Tripoli resident is concerned after hearing a loud explosion near her home around 7:15 a.m. June 25.
Micki Tapper of Flint Hill Road spoke with The Press by telephone the next day about the explosion.
“My first thought was a tree fell on our house. We (Micki and husband Gene) live on five areas,” Tapper said. “I went outside and looked around, but didn’t see anything.”
She said the explosion shook her house and windows.
Tapper said there is nothing she knows of in the area that would have caused the explosion.
Musical entertainers Jack and Friends provided the opening for Lynda Randle’s recent concert at Heidelberg Church.
Jack’s group is local and well known for his story telling, as well as the music.
Randle is the best gospel singer there is, according to Jack, who arranged the double show. Her musicians were on a London tour but she carried the program alone and very well.
Jason Ruhe of Christ’s Church at Lowhill was the pianist for Jack and Friends.
Other members of the group are Rich Gressley, Tom Meyers, Victoria Rose Lear, Ed and Stan Hamm and Brian Peters.
Upper Macungie Township in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.
Concession stands will open at 3 p.m.
WTAP TV Personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live at 3 p.m.
There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along at 8:15 p.m.
The City of Allentown and the Allentown Flag Day Association, along with residents and others from throughout the Lehigh Valley celebrated Flag Day, June 14, with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza, Allentown.
The Allentown Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the event.
Buglers were Bob Sedlock Jr., representing Post 576 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Allentown Police Department Officer Christopher Matthews.
Master of Ceremonies for the Flag Day presentation was retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Gerald Still.