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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Fields at Indian Creek under fire

Supervisors last week issued a cease and desist order for construction of phases 1B and 2 at the Fields at Indian Creek due to substandard construction of a temporary access road in the development.

At the Aug. 3 meeting, board members and township staff both blasted developer Kay Builders for the failure to complete the road satisfactorily. Development of the age-restricted residential development near the intersection of Chestnut Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard has frequently been the target of complaints from supervisors.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Annual Vera Cruz Homecoming Aug. 20

The 66th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming will be held noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 20, at Mystic Chain Park, 3718 Main Road East. This year’s homecoming will feature new entertainment, especially entertainment geared toward children. There will be face painters, children’s games, a bounce house, dunk tank and crafters. The event will also help celebrate the 75th anniversary of both Upper Milford Township fire companies – Citizens Fire Company of Vera Cruz and Upper Milford Western District Fire Company of Zionsville.


Thursday, July 13, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Traffic issues concern supervisors again

Traffic issues, and criticism of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, frequent topics at supervisors’ meetings, again came under discussion at last week’s otherwise routine meeting.

Almost half of the brief meeting was spent in executive session to discuss personnel and real estate, but during the public comment portion of the open meeting, two residents raised traffic concerns.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors slam Kohler development plans

A revised plan for the development of the Kohler property in Upper Milford does not meet the township’s expectations, supervisors agreed at the June 15 meeting.

Solicitor Marc Fisher said the pre-development agreement which supervisors accepted in January showed 2.7 acres of recreation land in the residential development, plus 19 parking spaces for that land. The new plan, he said, has “whittled away the area of the park” to 2.1 acres.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

It’s carnival time in Lower Milford

The Lower Milford Fire Company carnival will take place June 14 to 17. This is the company’s most important fundraiser of the year, so bring the family and enjoy a silent auction, live music, rides, games, fireworks and more.

The grounds, on Limeport Pike, will be open 6 p.m. nightly, and music and rides start 7 p.m.

Otto’s Amusements provides the Midway. This year’s bands are: Wednesday: Michael James Group; Thursday: Bootleg Express; Friday: Uncle Smiley and Saturday: Jean and American Dream.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Kradjel honored for 44 years of township service

An appreciative crowd was on hand at the June 1 Upper Milford supervisors meeting, where the principal agenda item was a ceremony and reception honoring Henry Kradjel for his decades of service to the township. Kradjel has announced he is retiring from the planning commission, of which he has been a member for 44 years.

Supervisors Chairman George DeVault presented a proclamation to Kradjel which noted his years on the planning commission, as well as having served as the township zoning officer in the 1980s and a term as supervisor 2004 to 2010.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Remember your mom May 14

Don’t forget Mother’s Day May 14. I consider this a Hallmark holiday, but I am nevertheless disappointed if my sons don’t at least call me.

Celebrate the season at Springfest, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Featured will be a light lunch and homemade baked goods to purchase, as well as flea market items and a variety of flowers, including hanging baskets, for sale.

This event will be held rain or shine in the enclosed pavilion. For more information, contact 610-965-6796.


Thursday, April 13, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Wellness center plan approved

Upper Milford supervisors reluctantly gave final approval to plans for the Chestnut Street Wellness Center at the April 6 meeting. The vote was 2-1, with supervisors Chairman George DeVault opposed.

The plans for the center had been a topic of lengthy discussion at a meeting last month, with traffic at the entrance to the center a major concern.