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Thursday, September 27, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

New federal mandate to address silt may be costly

A new unfunded mandated requirement may be on the way for Upper Milford Township’s residents courtesy of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, according to information provided by Jason E. Smith of Hanover Engineering.

The EPA is requiring municipalities reduce pollution such as silt collected in stormwater drainage ponds by 10 percent per year.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VIA Marathon draws 1,437 participants

The VIA Marathon was held recently with the downhill course starting at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown recently.

The course proceeded to the Lehigh Parkway, past the Fish Hatchery, across a covered bridge and headed toward the Lehigh River.

At mile seven, runners entered the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor. Mile 12 placed the runners in Bethlehem with a run through the 18th Century Industrial Quarter. Canal locks, a boat launch and several parks made up the run to Easton.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

‘Some like it hot’ in Bowers

This was a good year for the 23rd annual Chile Pepper Food Festival held recently at Bill DeLong Memorial Park in Bowers.

There were 103 vendors this year, the most the festival has had, and the festival gets bigger every year, according to festival emcee Mike Hoster. Hoster started working at the festival at the parking lot when he was just a kid and has been with the festival for 20 years. Hoster now runs the contest and registers contestants.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Dr. Joshua Levinson joins school board

The East Penn Board of School Directors elected, then swore in Dr. Joshua Levinson at their regular meeting Sept. 24 to fill the seat vacated by Director Carol Allen who resigned Sept. 4.

Levinson is a chemical engineer working at OEM Group in Coopersburg. The 47-year-old Stanford grad serves on the board of the EPSD Education Foundation and is active in Scouting. He and his family live in Zionsville.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 29

Ole’ Time Penny Party 6 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available. For tickets or information, contact Louise at 610-866-1611, 484-456-1148 or email stephens.louise.@gmail.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. Over 200 items will be available to win. Bring your pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters or you may purchase pennies at the party. This is a family fun event.

Oct. 1

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 19

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon. Seniors play bingo following lunch. Many bus trips are planned; for more information, call 610-966-4996.

Sept. 22

Fishing and fun in the park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Lehigh Park, 1600 Park Drive, Allentown. No license or pole are needed. Activities include fishing (two fish per person), casting instructions for beginners, arts and crafts, demonstrations and a family friendly food truck. Register at www.lvcil.org/fishing.