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UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN All-you-can-eat dinners and breakfasts are on the menu

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Old Zionsville UCC Church, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville, is offering two chances to eat out this month.

A family style all-you-can-eat homemade Dutch potpie dinner will be served 4 to 7 p.m. March 7.

The menu includes Dutch potpie, buttered carrots, pickled beets, applesauce, rolls, coffee, tea and pie for dessert.

There is a charge for guests 6 years old and over. For information, call 610-966-5242. The dinner is sponsored by the church's social and aid society.

Old Zionsville UCC also will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. March 21.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Service Electric changes are concern for Upper Milford customers

Some Upper Milford residents are concerned and confused by changes by Service Electric to their cable television service, township supervisors said at the Feb. 19 meeting.

Service Electric, the township's exclusive cable provider, is going totally digital and has informed customers they need a new box to access their cable. The box for the first television in a household is free, but customers must pay for a box for each additional television.

"And they should," supervisor Robert Sentner said.

'Sounding The Alarm'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Focus

Upper Milford Township supervisor's book recounts 30 years as fireman and the need for more volunteers

"It's a story that needs to be told," Upper Milford Township Supervisor George DeVault says of his recently published book, "Fire Call!"

While the book is largely a memoir of DeVault's three decades as a volunteer firefighter, the important story is the threat to communities nationwide posed by the decline in the number of volunteers who are taking on this vital work. Appropriately, the book's subtitle is "Sounding The Alarm To Save Our Vanishing Volunteers."

Upper Milford Township County executive visits Upper Milford Township

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller was in the audience for the Feb. 5 Upper Milford supervisors meeting.

Muller told supervisors he has visited meetings at the other 24 county municipalities. The meeting was his first visit to Upper Milford Township in his efforts to see what is really going on at the local level.

At Upper Milford Feb. 9, Muller did not see much.

After spending almost all of their workshop meeting in executive session to discuss personnel issues, supervisors conducted the rest of the night's business in just seven minutes.

Upper Milford Supervisors

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors table preliminary approval of adult community

After a lengthy discussion with representatives of Kay Builders, Upper Milford Township supervisors Jan. 22 tabled the developer's request for preliminary approval of the plan for the Fields at Indian Creek, a 55-and-over community with more than 200 homes located on and around the property of the former Indian Creek golf course.

Supervisors said they would like to see some comments on the plan from the Lehigh County Conservation District before they grant approval.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Assistant manager appointed

Upper Milford Township Supervisors have appointed Timothy Haas, of Hereford Township, as the township's assistant manager.

He will be paid $52,000 per year. Haas had been working in local government in Limerick Township.

Supervisors created the new position last year after the departure of Public Works Supervisor Steve Ackerman.

In addition to public works duties, Haas will have more office responsibilities, allowing Township Manager Daniel DeLong to spend more time in the field.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN Youth association spring sports registrations are open

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Happy new year!

January is the dead of winter, but if the Upper Milford Youth Association is talking about spring lacrosse, at least we can think spring.

Boys lacrosse registrations for the UMYA spring 2015 season are now open. UMYA will be entering a boys U9 and a boys U11 team into the Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League this upcoming spring season. Final teams will be submitted to the league in early February, so be sure to register soon.


Wednesday, December 31, 2014 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors review proposed 55-and-over community

Developers of the Fields at Indian Creek, a 218-unit adult community in Upper Milford Township and the borough of Emmaus, won one and lost one in discussions with Upper Milford supervisors Dec. 18.

During the wide-ranging discussion of the proposal with representatives of Kay Builders, supervisors agreed to one waiver requested by the developer, but opposed another.

Upper Milford Township

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 by JULIA F. SWAN in Local News

Supervisors want PennDOT to close a hazardous intersection

Upper Milford supervisors will ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to close the intersection of Indian Creek Road and Cedar Crest Boulevard because they believe it is hazardous.

Indian Creek Road leading up to the intersection is very steep and the intersection is on a curve in Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Chairman Robert Sentner made the suggestion at the Dec. 4 meeting and it passed on a 2-1 vote. Daniel Mohr was opposed.

"We've tried to get PennDOT to do something" about the intersection, Sentner said.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Upper Milford tentative budget calls for no tax increase

The Upper Milford Board of Supervisors will hold the regular first meeting of the month Dec. 4, with a workshop 7 p.m. and the regular meeting 7:30 p.m. The schedule for the rest of the month has not been determined, but the supervisors often cancel the meeting usually scheduled the second Thursday and hold a brief year-end meeting after Christmas. Check with the township office.