Joe Young continues to celebrate his dedication to craftsmanship.
Young gathered his former students May 18 at Victor Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon, for Youngiefest, a reunion of sorts.
Young was orphaned at age 7 and went on to graduate from Tamaqua High School in 1959. He graduated from Stevens Trade School for Fatherless Boys in 1964. He went on to establish his supremacy in trades. After a stint with M&M Candies, he began teaching at Upper Bucks County Technical School.
At the June 17 Allen Township Planning Commission meeting, members unanimously made the recommendation to Allen Township Board of Supervisors to move the warehouse plan along Seemsville Road to the next step. Supervisors will review the plan as part of the approval process.
There are technical issues that remain to be ironed out, but those would not change the fundamentals of the project.
Rachel Frackenthall greeted a host of day campers at East Allen Township’s Bicentennial Park June 17.
“We had a couple of sign-ups today, so we are up to 130 kids at camp,” she said.
It’s a great bargain for parents. The kids are well taken care of until 1 p.m.
“We have plenty of activities to keep them busy. We have a lot of counselors who come back to the program because they enjoy it so much,” she said.
The kids had an overwhelming response to what they liked best about camp — “having fun,” they said.
Joe Renco, a property owner along Weaversville Road, asked East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its meeting June 12 to investigate a property he says was improperly used to dump trash.
According to Renco, the property at 6125 Weaversville Road was used as a goat farm for at least a decade.
“It was an older lady who owned it, and the use was grandfathered in,” he said.
According to Renco, manure from the farming operation eventually decomposed into the aquifer, causing contamination to his well.
At East Allen Township’s meeting June 12, Supervisor Mark Schwartz announced Rock-Lehigh Valley had filed a zoning lawsuit June 7 against the township over property on Willowbrook Road.
The township held a series of meetings over several months to allow residents to voice their opinions on a proposed warehouse along Willowbrook and Weaversville roads. The property is owned by the airport and is zoned agricultural use.
With “Pomp and Circumstance” echoing into the roof beams at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Northampton Area School District graduated its 118th high school class June 1.
The band, conducted by James Sansone, greeted graduates with a rousing welcome.
Northampton Area High School Principal Luke Shafnisky welcomed the graduates and their families. He took a moment to honor veterans and those in the class who chose to follow a military career.
The Class of 2019 was his first address to NAHS graduates. He was greeted by a round of applause to mark his successful first year.
Maria Bonett came to the Allen Township Board of Supervisors meeting May 28 to continue her quest for a resolution to problems she and her neighbors are having at the Stoneridge development just off Savage Road.
The headaches with Stoneridge continue for the township and the residents. The residents have problems with the homes built by Rondel Development Company. Basement leaks are the primary complaint. The roadways are also in bad shape, according to resident Diane Larier.
Township Manager Brent Green offered an unexpected option to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors at its May 23 meeting.
Green expressed interest in building a new administrative facility to replace the aging facility on Route 329. The increasing number of maintenance repairs — the latest one a roof leak — at the township’s office is causing a closer examination of the expected life of the building.
“I’m not expecting that we would do anything right away. We would need to look at a plan and start setting funds aside to make a dent in the cost,” he said.
At Allen Township’s Board of Supervisors meeting May 7, Solicitor Lincoln Treadwell introduced plans from the Fuller Family Trust for the large residential development at its Willow Brook Golf Course property.
The golf course has been reduced from 18 holes to nine holes, and the clubhouse has been moved farther into the property in preparation for the residential development.
Governor Wolf Historical Society in East Allen Township was one of 21 historic sites that participated in Lehigh Valley Passport to History programs. The historical group opened the site, with no admission fee, April 27.
Linda Kortz, historical society president, welcomed guests.
“We have a great group of volunteers that keeps the property in shape. This weekend gives us a venue to showcase crafts from the colonial time period,” she said.