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Northern Lehigh Community News

Published March 20. 2013 05:02PM

Northern LehighHistorical Society

The Northern Lehigh Historical Society had a productive 2012. Landscaping and maintenance continued along the Slate Heritage Trail and around the Trout Run Covered Bridge.

Its website was re-created by a group of students at Lehigh Carbon Community College. The new address is The effort was initiated and led by NLHS member Vanessa Meleski.

The NLHS continued its participation in the Venture Group's Slatington Trailhead project. The Gathering, 2012, was successful. Planning for this year has started.

An Internet search discovered a website containing over 200 historic photos and postcard views of the Northern Lehigh area. The site was created by Charles T. Evans, a graduate of Slatington High School who is now a professor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. The address is

NLHS events scheduled for 2013 include:

• First Thursday of the month: NLHS business meeting and planning meeting for "The Gathering." Call (610) 760-9281 or email to help or for more details.

•May 17: 11 a.m., dedication of the Slatington Trailhead pavilion/restroom facility, Main and Railroad streets. The NLHS is a member of the Venture Group, the umbrella organization responsible for the construction and maintenance of the structures.

• Oct. 5: "The Gathering," the 10th annual festival along the Slate Heritage Trail, which starts at noon and closes with a fireworks finale. Details will be announced over the summer.

Dues for 2013 are being accepted.

Slatington Lions Club

Lions celebrating birthdays include Sherwood Mack (March 20); Henry Kline (March 25); Peter Papay (March 26); and Theodore Harlan (March 27).

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