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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Opinion

Someday when I'm gone and others are tasked with settling my estate, the question will be asked: Why did she take so many pictures of chickens?

I suppose most people will understand the logic behind my taking thousands of photos of cats, dogs, butterflies, flowers, sunsets, deer, horses and pretty scenery.

But chickens?

I've been interested in chickens since I was in college. While visiting a friend's farm for the first time, I discovered just how interesting the little...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Meetings held in the municipal building.



Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee, 6 p.m.

Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m.


Lynn Township Planners, 7 p.m. to review Greg Snyder's final land development plan for Allemaengel Road, New Tripoli.


Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Weisenberg Low-hill Township Historical Society will have its quarterly meeting and picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department, Golden Key Road.

A pot luck supper will be served, so bring a covered dish and/or dessert, along with folding chairs.

Following the meal and meeting, a tour of the fire equipment and facility will be available. Non-members are invited to attend as well.

For more information, call Don at 610-298-2352.

Charter school presents case to NWL school board...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh School Board recently held a public hearing to hear a proposal for a new charter school.

Circle of Seasons was originally proposed for a site on Cedar Crest Boulevard in the Parkland School District.

The proposal was denied by that board. Since that time, another tentative site was put forward, possibly the old Penn State complex in Fogelsville.

Solicitor Kristine Roddick, outlined the hearing format for all those present.

The applicant...

...Board discusses Circle of Seasons

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Circle of Seasons Charter School application was expected to be on the Northwestern Lehigh School agenda for Aug. 15.

School directors were invited to give their opinions on the proposed charter school at the board's Aug. 8 meeting.

Director Todd Hernandez said he did not see support in the community for the school and the curriculum does not meet Northwestern standards.

Board member Greg Sanders said the timeline the charter school is proposing is a problem because...