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Linglestown Gazette: December 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Inflatable decorations popular across U.S.

This trend is very evident in the Linglestown area this Christmas season. CLICK HERE for a story from the Hazleton Standard Speaker.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Rt. 39 project takes bad turn for Linglestown family

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Church offers Christmas Eve concert

New Hope Church, 584 Colonial Club Drive, is extending an invitation for Linglestown-area residents to attend a special Christmas Eve celebration.

On Sunday, Dec. 24th at 7 pm, a beautiful, music-filled service will feature a concert by Gordy and Marie Barlow-Martin. The evening will end with tranquil candle lighting.

Guests will receive a free CD, “Emmanuel, God With Us.”

More eateries could be coming to the village

Heard via the grapevine …

One of the participating partners operating the The Linglestown Chocolate Cafe has purchased two homes located next to the restaurant with the intent of opening a bakery and some other type of eatery.

The new businesses would be located across from the new flower and gift shop on Linglestown Road.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

L.P. 2007 budget keeps taxes steady

Monday, December 18, 2006

Square decked out for Christmas

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Santa visits Linglestown

With help from Linglestown Fire Co. No. 1, Santa makes a stop at Elmer and Elaine avenues in the village of Linglestown.

Jolly Ole St. Nick made 29 stops on his trip in and around the village today.

Notice several people are wearing short-sleeve shirts -- the temperature was in the mid 50s.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Ho, Ho, Ho

Santa Claus is coming to Linglestown this Sunday, Dec. 17. He will be escorted as always by the firefighters of Linglestown Fire Co. #1.

CLICK HERE for Santa’s schedule.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Route 39 plan finalized

At a public meeting held last Thursday, Dec. 7, the Village of Linglestown Committee finalized the planned route of a bypass between Linglestown Road and Blue Mountain Parkway. The route is nearly identical to the one presented at a public meeting held in November.

From Linglestown Road, the new roadway will begin at a planned roundabout to be located between the two firehouses, and end near a home located on Blue Mountain Parkway owned by Doris Rowe.

Currently, significant traffic congestion occurs at the present intersection located at the western edge of the village. The planned bypass would replace the current intersection.

The bypass, or loop road, is part of the Route 39 corridor improvement project scheduled to begin construction next spring.

During the meeting, members of Rowe family argued that other options are available that wouldn’t go through Doris Rowe’s yard.

Village committee members, the project engineer and a state spokesman explained that other proposals either required tearing down homes, or resulted in an unacceptable meeting point for the bypass and Blue Mountain Parkway.

The Rowe family indicated that they might contest the taking of land. But, a lawyer who is member of the village committee said Lower Paxton Township should easily prevail in an eminent domain case.

The dispute with the Rowe family isn’t expected to delay the start of the project next spring.

Village committee chairman Eric Kessler said great care was taken to avoid displacing homes and businesses by the Route 39 project.

Barry Hoffman, a retired PennDOT official who lives near Harrisburg Christian School, applauded the Linglestown plan for having minimal impact on private properties.
Related postings:
- Bucks County township goes with roundabout
- Linglestown on the radio
- Committee queried on Rt. 39 project
- Meeting held on planned Rt. 39, village upgrades

Monday, December 04, 2006

Curbside leaf pickup finally arrives

Public Works Dept. workers vacuuming leaves in the St. Thomas Manor housing development (Elmer and Elaine avenues).

Lower Paxton Township leaf picker-uppers were in sections of Linglestown today.

The crew shows up in and around the village near the end of fall every year. Fortunately, they beat the season’s first snow.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

December community meetings

Mon., Dec. 4 – Central Dauphin School Board meeting, CD East H.S. lecture hall, 7 pm

Tue, Dec. 5 – Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Municipal Building, 7:30 pm *

Thu, Dec. 7 – Public meeting on the Rt. 39 corridor improvement project in Linglestown, Linglestown Fire Company (brick building), 7 pm (CLICK HERE for more details.)

Mon., Dec. 11 – Central Dauphin School Board meeting, CD East H.S. lecture hall, 7 pm

Tue. Dec. 12 – Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors workshop session, Municipal Building, 425 Prince Street, 7:30 pm **

Tue, Dec. 19 – Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors meeting, Municipal Building, 7:30 pm *

Thu, Dec. 21 – Village of Linglestown Committee, Linglestown Fire Company (brick building), 7 pm
* LP Twp. Board of Supervisors meeting are broadcast on the Comcast cable TV system, channel 20.

** Workshop sessions are held to discuss pending township business. Township supervisors usually do not vote on issues during these meetings.

Meeting to focus on Rt. 39 bypass

Lower Paxton Township will hold a public meeting Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm to discuss planned Route 39 improvements in the village of Linglestown. The meeting will be held at the Linglestown Fire House located at the intersection of Linglestown Road and Pennsylvania Avenue.

The focus of the meeting will be a bypass proposed to improve traffic flow on Route 39 and Blue Mountain Parkway. Land will need to be acquired from property owners to construct the bypass.

One family impacted by proposed path for the bypass objected to the plan at two public meetings held last month.
Related postings:
- Linglestown on the radio
- Committee queried on Rt. 39 project
- Meeting held on planned Rt. 39, village upgrades

Fire company's big day

Linglestown Fire Company held a parade and open house on Nov. 18, 2006. The featured event was a dedication ceremony for two new pieces of fire apparatus.

The fire company is operated by 70 volunteers, of which 34 are firefighters.

Parade of fire vehicles on Linglestown Road.

Housing ceremony for fire engine and rescue truck shown on the left side of the photo. State Rep. Ron Marsico is pictured offering remarks.