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Local circus model builder contributes to Army Transportation Museum

Monday, March 19, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Sheldon and Mary Ann Endy went to Norfolk and Williamsburg, Va., for a vacation in 2016. They were only 15 miles north of Fort Eustis and decided to extend their trip.

They visited an Army Transportation Museum to learn about the association between the Army and circuses. The relationship began in Europe around 1900. Various European armies studied the circus methods used to load and unload their trains rapidly and feed a group of people quickly, which was done with mobile kitchens and small ranges that could be taken apart and set up quickly.

Warrior Kid meets Warrior Horse

Monday, October 2, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The goal of Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids is to match 500 warrior kids to noble warrior horses to fight alongside them in their battle with pediatric cancer

The program, begun in California, is spreading to the east and on Sept. 3 the first warrior on the East Coast met his Warrior Horse at Rocking Horse Stables, Pleasant Corner.

Warrior Horse Urban Legend, known as Bandit, met his warrior , Sam Mackaravitz, of Emmaus at the stable.

Bandit was dressed for the occasion in the red, white and blue of Captain America, Sam’s favorite superhero.

‘Teddy Roosevelt’ spends an evening with Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

“Preserve the past as we go into the future.”

(Neil Oswald, Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society president)

Peyton Dixon, in the guise of Teddy Roosevelt, walked around the social hall of the Lynnport Fire Company talking to people before he discussed his life.

Roosevelt explained he had visited Northwestern Lehigh Middle School that afternoon.

Lehigh Township: Jaindl provides more information about Mary Immaculate use

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

In the absence of President Darryl Snover and supervisor member Keith Hantz, Vice President Sandra Hopkins was in charge of the June 9 supervisors' meeting at Lehigh Township.

David Jaindl's plans for the 460 acres of the Mary Immaculate seminary lands were further explained following May 26 outline.

He said 278 acres of the property are in Lehigh Township between Cherryville and Indian Trail roads.

Drexel University lists benefits of PennEast pipeline

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

On Feb. 9 Drexel University issued a report about the PennEast pipeline, extolling the benefits.

"We will give you the costs," said Linda Christman, who organized a program at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center to present the costs to people and to the environment.

Dan Kunkle, director of the center, said he has no quarrel with the benefits but said Drexel only looked at the economic activity, not the costs or where the benefits occur.

'A Soldier's Odyssey' -- Area man publishes WW II experiences

Thursday, May 22, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Frank W. Maresca, who served with Company F 289th Regiment in World War II, was looking through a Disabled American Veterans magazine and inside was a list of reunions. At the top was the one for his company.

Maresca's life soon changed, as he was about to become an author.

His book, "A Soldier's Odyssey: To Remember Our Past as it Was," tells the story of his regiment.

The company's reunion was at Niagara Falls, a site his wife Grace wanted to visit, so there was no question about going.

Area man publishes book on WW II experiences

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Frank W. Maresca, who served with Company F 289th Regiment in World War II, was looking through a Disabled American Veterans magazine and inside was a list of reunions. At the top was the one for his company.

Maresca's life soon changed as he was about to become an author.

His book, "A Soldier's Odyssey: To Remember Our Past as it Was," tells the story of his regiment.

The company's reunion was at Niagara Falls, a site his wife, Grace, wanted to visit, so there was no question about going.

Photography show at Lehigh Gap Nature Center opens

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Nature in Photographs, the first annual photography show to be held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, held an opening reception March 23.

There was a good turnout of people who enjoyed the variety of photographs. Both the subjects and the photographers came from a wide area as well as locally.

From the approximately 150 entries, 50 were chosen to be entered in the show in three categories: wildlife, scenic and macro.

Nature Center Christmas craft day treasures

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was green with wreaths during Christmas craft day Dec. 7.

Greens, brought by several different people, were piled outside to make the wreaths.

In addition, to the wreaths, attendees could make pinecone bird feeders and tree ornaments.

Bill Mineo and his wife, Lorraine, have been coordinating the wreath project for several years.

The bases are made by wrapping grapevines in a circle being careful to leave a point on one side, which will be the top for hanging the wreath.

Nature Center Christmas craft day treasures

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Focus Feature

The Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was green with wreaths during Christmas craft day Dec. 7.

Greens, brought by several different people, were piled outside to make the wreaths.

In addition, to the wreaths, attendees could make pinecone bird feeders and tree ornaments.

Bill Mineo and his wife, Lorraine, have been coordinating the wreath project for several years.

The bases are made by wrapping grapevines in a circle being careful to leave a point on one side, which will be the top for hanging the wreath.