Volume 26 Number 1
John J. Finnigan, Jr.
610-317-2372 A NEWSLETTER PUBLISHED BY HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA
John N. Diacogiannis
Dr. Frank T. Colon
HANOVER’S FOUR EAGLE’S
Stephen R. Salvesen
Glenn R. Walbert
Planning and Zoning
Jay Finnigan Richard Christopher
610-317-2373 fax Eugene David Scott Joseph
Santee Carlson Osipower Finnigan, III
I N S I D E Nickname: Ricky Nickname: Jeff Nickname: Chris Date Eagle Awarded:
PAGE Date Eagle Awarded: Date Eagle Awarded: Date Eagle Awarded: December 16, 2002
2 Meet Your Township Associates September 16, 2002 December 5, 2002 December 16, 2002 Parent’s name: Mona
3 Community Center Activities Date of Eagle Court of Parent’s name(s): Mary-
Parent’s name(s): and Jay
4 Lions Club News
Honor: February 8, Kenneth and Barbara susanne and D. Scott Sibling’s Name: James
Facts About Hanover
5 Meet Your Supervisors
2003 @ Advent Sibling’s Name: Daniel Sibling’s Name: Andrew Troop: 302, First
6-9 Community Center News Moravian Church Troop: 302, First Troop: 302, First Presbyterian Church
10 Halloween Parade Winners Parent’s name(s): Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church Eagle Project
Board of Supervisors Mollie and Rick Eagle Project Eagle Project Description: John
Family Fun Day Sibling’s Names: Description: Jeff recon- Description: Sand installed the Flag Pole
Maddie, Kate and ditioned the bicycle Island beautification – and Holiday on the
11 We’re HANOVER, not Bethlehem
Tommy and footpath area of the clearing of trees, grounds of the
Tax Bills Troop: 302, First Sand Island. He and shrubs and debris Hanover Township
Get Ready to Read - again! Presbyterian Church his troop laid down 75 along the river. Community Center.
12 Asa Packer News Eagle Project tons of gravel on over Organization or group With the assistance of
Citizen Police Academy Description: Ricky 1500 feet of pathway. that benefited: The City his fellow scouts,
Miller Memorial Blood Center
designed and built a The work included of Bethlehem and all numerous local busi-
13 Recycling Calendar
prayer labyrinth on conditioning, cleaning visitors to the park nesses and adult vol-
14 A Time of Transition - Rep. Dally
Impressions - Sen. Dent the grounds of the & weeding, leveling School Attending: unteers over 200
15 Bethlehem Public Library Schedule Advent Moravian and resurfacing. Midshipman the hours were expended
16 Hanover Elementary School News Church. The use of Organization or group United States Naval to transform the
prayer labyrinths to that benefited: The Academy, Annapolis, entrance over the
Information deadline enhance meditation MD., majoring in
for next newsletter:
City of Bethlehem Community Center.
and prayer dates back and its citizenry who engineering. Organization or group
April 15, 2003
at least to the Middle use Sand Island recre- Other extra curricular that benefited: The res-
3630 Jacksonville Rd. Ages. Ricky’s project ation area. activities and honors: idents and visitors to
610-866-1140 consisted of designing School Attending: Jeff Captain of the Liberty Hanover Township
610-758-9116 Fax and laying out the plans to attend Penn High School Swim School Attending: John
www.hanovertwp-nc.org intricate labyrinth pat- State after graduating team, Academic All is currently a senior at
Community Center tern and embedding from Liberty High American, Member of Bethlehem Catholic
610-317-8701 more than three hun- School the National Honor High School. He has
610-317-8704 Fax dred paving stone in Employed by: Keystone Society – Lamp of been accepted to
HTCC@enter.net accordance with the State Distributing Learning Award Wentworth Institute
Printed on pattern. The project Other extra curricular of Technology in
recycled paper involved more than 30 activities and honors:
continued on page 12
Meet Your Township Associates
N. James (Jim) Sterner Kevin T. Healy
Township Manager Public Works Director
Responsibilities: Oversees the day-to- Responsibilities: Supervise and main-
day operations of the Township, tain all aspects of Public Works. Re-
overall responsibility for the devel- sponsible for the upkeep and main-
opment of the Township budget, hir- tenance of all municipal roads, storm
ing and training of employees, assist- sewers, buildings and grounds,
ing the Board of Supervisors in the parks, pool and storm sewers. Addi-
planning and development of the tional responsibility is public relations
Township & establishment of Township with all residents.
Policies and Procedures. Works with other Employed by township since: 1970
governmental agencies, officials and developers. Resides in: Hanover Township
Employed by township since: 1967 Spouse: Sharen, children: Thomas & Christy and two grand-
Resides in: Hanover Township children Ashley and Alexis
Spouse: Linda, Children: Nathan and one grandson, Sam Hobbies: Grandchildren, walking, hiking, race fan, golf and
Hobbies: Auto racing, fishing and most of all watching my traveling the USA
Additional information: My goal is to make Hanover Vincent (Vince) Milite
Township the best place to live, work and play. This has Road Supervisor and Animal Enforcement Officer
always been and will always be my goal as Township Responsibilities: Directing the day-to-
Manager. day operations of the road crew.
Schedule upcoming projects and par-
Linda J. Sterner ticipate in the day-to-day operations
Tax Collector (elected) Township Secretary Treasurer such as road maintenance, sign main-
(appointed) tenance, park maintenance, leaf collec-
Responsibilities: Attend Supervisors tion, building and vehicle maintenance,
meeting and take minutes. Compile snow plowing, park and recreation facili-
the budget and handle the day-to- ties and swimming pool.
day finances of the Township. Employed by township since: 1984
Communicate with developers con- Previous employment: Hanover Township lifeguard and
cerning deadlines and agreements; head lifeguard 1982 and 1983 respectively. Head of Security
compose agendas for meetings, pension at the Tally Ho from 1988 to present
fund administrator and insurance overseer. Resides in: Hanover Township
Employed by township since: 1975 Spouse: Debra, children: Kaitlyn, Allison and Rebecca
Resides in: Hanover Township Hobbies: Power boating, swimming, camping, beach and travel
Spouse: Jim, Children: Nathan and one grandson, Sam Additional information: I have lived in Hanover Township
Hobbies: Car racing, crochet and reading since 1976. It is a wonderful place to grown up, get married
Additional information: Board member, Pennsylvania Local and raise a family. Thank you Hanover Township!
Government Secretary’s Association; Vice President,
Northampton County Association of Township Officials; Lori Stranzel
President, Keystone Municipal Insurance Trust; President Assistant Secretary Treasurer and
Pennsylvania Municipal Insurance Program; Certified Recycling Coordinator
Governmental Secretary and Certified Municipal Clerk Responsibilities: Communicates with
businesses on recycling. Accounts
payable, balancing of accounts for
Special Events Committee Annual Events monthly closings, assistance with
budget, transcribe minutes of meet-
• Sousa Concert 05/04/2003
ings, payroll and customer service.
• Family Fun Day 05/24/2003
Employed by township since: 1993
• September 11th Remembrance Resides in: Forks Township
& Flay Retirement Ceremony 09/11/2003 Children: Erik and Tyler
• Halloween Parade & Party 10/25/2003 Hobbies: crochet
• Holiday Tree Lighting 12/06/2003 Additional information: Certified Municipal Clerk and Certi-
fied Government Secretary
Alphonse (Al) Fiore Deanna Skinner
Building Inspector, Ordinance Enforcement Officer Office Clerk
and Zoning Administrator Responsibilities: General office duties,
Responsibilities: Building Inspector, handling of plan and appeals billings
Ordinance Enforcement Officer and and records payment, assists with
Zoning Administrator. Application collection and recording of real estate
and administration of Zoning Ordi- taxes and customer service.
nances, issuance of building and occu- Employed by township since: 1987
pancy permits and perform inspections Resides in: Hanover Township
according to BOCA. Spouse: Charles, children: Michael
Employed by township since: 1987 and James
Previous employment: Bethlehem Steel and an independent Hobbies: crochet
Resides in: Hanover Township Ronald (Ron) J. Smith
Spouse: Luisa, children: John & James Member of the Road Crew – Equipment Operator
Hobbies: sports, music and dancing Responsibilities: road maintenance,
sign maintenance, park maintenance,
Catherine A. (Cathy) Heimsoth leaf collection, building and vehicle
Recreation Director maintenance, snow plowing, park
Responsibilities: Responsible for the and recreation facilities and swim-
daily operation of the Hanover ming pool maintenance.
Township Community Center, Employed by township since: 1982
Township Parks and recreational Previous employment: United States Navy
activities within the Township. Im- 1976-1979, United States Naval Reserve
plementation of Winter, Spring, 1979-1983
Summer and Fall activities for the Resides in: East Allen
youth and adults of all ages. Spouse: Cathy, children: Zachary and Jeremiah
Communication of Recreational Program- Hobbies: Baseball and soccer with children and bowling
ming and needs to the Board of Supervisors and the Additional information: I enjoy working with the public!
Recreation Advisory Board. Responsible for the Summer
Parks Program and the staffing of the program. David (Dave) M. Savage
Employed by township since: 1998 at the Community Center Member of the Road Crew – Equipment Operator
as an aerobics instructor, front desk staff member and mar- Responsibilities: road maintenance,
keting director. Member of the Recreation Advisory Board sign maintenance, park maintenance,
from 1999 to 2000. Appointed Recreation Director in June leaf collection, building and vehicle
of 2000. maintenance, snow plowing, park
Resides in: Hanover Township and recreation facilities and swim-
Spouse: Neil, children: Nicole, Neil, Adam, Andrea and TJ ming pool maintenance. Maintains
Hobbies: Horseback riding and repairs all townships trucks and
vehicles. If it’s broken you’ll probably
see Dave trying to fix it.
Nancy Wagner Employed by township since: 1987
Township Manager’s Secretary Resides in: Palmerton
Responsibilities: Quarterly sanitary Spouse: Gari Lee, children: Natalie and David
sewer debt service billing, issue per- Hobbies: boating, hunting, skiing and traveling
mits for registrations of alarms,
maintains recycling and mailing lists,
handle letters and correspondence of
Community Center Annual Events
Township Manager, general clerical ✘ Karate Tournament 5/3/2003
duties as needed. Customer service. ✘ Ready to Read program starts 5/15/2003
Employed by township since: 1994 ✘ 5th Grade Dance 6/13/2003
Resides in: Hanover Township ✘ Women’s 5k Walk/Run 6/14/2003
Spouse: Don, children: Michael ✘ Youth Triathlon 7/19/2003
Hobbies: crochet ✘ Summer Reading Finale 8/14/2003
✘ Candidates Night 10/13/2003
✘ Annual 5K Road Race 11/13/2003
Joe Lettich Duane Breidenbach
Member of the Road Crew-Equipment Operator Member of the Road Crew-Equipment Operator
Responsibilities: road maintenance, sign Responsibilities: road maintenance,
maintenance, park maintenance, leaf sign maintenance, park maintenance,
collection, building and vehicle main- leaf collection, building and vehicle
tenance, snow plowing, park and re- maintenance, snow plowing, park
creation facilities and swimming pool and recreation facilities and swim-
maintenance, painting and tiles. ming pool maintenance.
Employed by township since: 1989 Employed by township since: 1989
Previous employment: Bethlehem Steel and Resides in: Upper Nazareth
American Nickeloid Spouse: Denise, children: Collin
Resides in: Hanover Township Hobbies: weight lifting and mountain biking
Spouse: Patricia, children: Regina and Melissa Additional information: I was born and raised in Hanover.
Hobbies: football, baseball and works part-time in a restaurant My father was the Township’s first Recreation Director and
Additional information: It’s a pleasure living in Hanover held that position for 25 years
Jim Skinner Member of the Road Crew – Equipment Operator
Member of the Road Crew-Equipment Operator Responsibilities: road maintenance, sign
Responsibilities: road maintenance, sign maintenance, park maintenance, leaf
maintenance, park maintenance, leaf collection, building and vehicle main-
collection, building and vehicle main- tenance, snow plowing, park and
tenance, snow plowing, park and recreation facilities and swimming
recreation facilities and swimming pool maintenance.
pool maintenance. Employed by township since: 2001
Employed by township since: 1988 Previous employment: Guardian Insurance
Resides in: Hanover Township Resides in: Upper Nazareth
Spouse: Jane, children: Hayley, Kyle and Tyler Hobbies: working out and coaching wrestling
Hobbies: hunting, fishing and boating
Additional information: Member of the Hanover Township
Volunteer Fire Company since 1985. Born and raised in L I O N S C L U B N E W S
The Lions Club has been busy with fund raisers includ-
ing White Cane Days at WaWa, Journey for Sight in Bangor,
FACTS ABOUT HANOVER selling Entertainment Books, selling tickets for Charity
Legal Entity: Second Class Township under the Pa. Municipalities Planning Code Days at Bon◊Ton, a Turkey raffle and Spaghetti Dinner.
Legislative Body: Elected Board of Supervisors Raising a total of $1,800.00 for charitable programs.
John J. Finnigan, Jr., (R) – Chairman The fund raisers allowed the Lions Clubs to donate food
John N. Diacogiannis (R) – Vice Chairman baskets, Christmas and monetary to two area families,
Dr. Frank T. Colon (D) $450.00 to Lions District 14K charitable projects and $500.00
Stephen R. Salvesen (R) to the Hanover Township Community Center towards the
purchase of a defibrillator.
Glenn R. Walbert (D)
Currently the club is collecting mugs with nice sayings or
Township Website: HTCC@enter.net pictures for Westminster Village, non-perishable food items
Located in the 15th Congressional District: Patrick J. Toomey (R) for the Second Harvest Food Bank, eyeglasses and con-
Located in the 16th State Senatorial District: Charles W. Dent (R) ducting bingo parties for the clients of the Visual
Located in the 138th State Legislative District: Craig A. Dally (R) Impairment & Blindness Services, Northampton County.
Township Manager: N. James Sterner (Appointed) Former Township resident Tina Neos Marzigliano
Public Works Director: Kevin T. Healy (Appointed) addressed a recent club meeting regarding her son
Tax Collector: Linda J. Sterner (Elected) Nicholas, who suffers from a metabolic disease called
CDGS, carbohydrate deficient glycoprotein syndrome and
Township Secretary: Linda J. Sterner (Appointed)
is need of a special type of transplant that is currently in the
Recreation Director: Catherine A. Heimsoth (Appointed)
Police Protection: Colonial Regional Police Department The club will host their Spring Spaghetti Dinner, March
Fire Protection: Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company #1 29, 2003 from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Christ UCC Fellowship
Ambulance Service: Hanover Township Volunteer Ambulance Corp Hall, 5050 Airport Road. Adults $6.00 and children 6-12
School District: Bethlehem Area $2.75. Anyone wishing information on any Lions Club
Water Service: Utilities, Inc. and the City of Bethlehem event or the club itself should contact Bernice Kulp at
Seated: Vice Chairman John Diacogiannis,
Frank Colon & Glenn Walbert
Standing: Steve Salvesen &
Chairman Jay Finnigan
John J. (Jay) Finnigan, Jr., Chairman, Board of Supervisors Spouse: Helen, children: Andrew
Member of the Board of Supervisors since: 2000, being elected Hobbies: Golf, singing and playing the trombone
in 1999, Vice Chairman 2001-2002, Chairman 2003 Additional information: Trustee Advent Moravian Church,
Member of the Recreation Advisory Board from 1998-1999 Chairman Advent Moravian Church Budget Committee,
as Treasurer Mason, Shriner and Lion. Black Belt in Karate – Tang Soo
Current Occupation: Relationship Manager Do, former instructor at Bethlehem YMCA. Former
Employed by: D&B, Inc. Basketball Coach – Advent Moravian and member of the
Resident of Hanover since: 1997 church softball team.
Spouse: Mona, children: John a senior at Bethlehem Catholic
and James an eighth grader at Notre Dame of Bethlehem Dr. Frank T. Colon, Member of the Board of Supervisors
Hobbies: Vice President Thunder Youth Hockey, coach Member of the Board of Supervisors since: 1982, being elected
Bantam A Team, coached baseball and basketball. Member, in 1981; Vice Chairman 1986-2000
AABC Umpires Association. Skiing and politics. Member of the Hanover Township Zoning Board 1969 -
Additional information: Employed by the same organization 1981
since February 1979, having worked in Boston and Current Occupation: Professor of Political Science
Springfield, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT and now Employed by: Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA. I have been on both sides of corporate Resident of Hanover since: 1968
downsizing, as an offset associate and being re-hired due to Children: Brian & Geoffrey
restructuring the sales channel. Hobbies: Travel, reading & volunteer work. Chairman of the
Colonial Regional Police Board since 1995
Glenn R Walbert, Member of the Board of Supervisors
Member of the Board of Supervisors since: 1986, being elected John N. Diacogiannis, Vice Chairman, Board of Supervisors
in 1985 Member of the Board of Supervisors since: 1985, being appointed
Current Occupation: Recently retired from Agere Systems and elected in 1984. Vice Chairman 2003
Resident of Hanover since: 1967 Member of the Township Planning Commission 1979 to
Spouse: Karen, children: Todd who resides in Glen Elyn, IL; 1983, last two years as Chairman.
Bryan who resides in Bethlehem and Lori who resides in Current Occupation: Corporate Risk & Insurance Supervisor
San Diego, CA Employed by: PP&L, Inc.
Hobbies: Gardening, home repairs, skiing and wood work- Resident of Hanover since: 1972
ing Spouse: Elene, children: Telly, Niko and Evan
Hobbies: Gardening and music
Stephen R. (Steve) Salvesen, Member of the Board of Supervisors Additional information: Holds an M.B.A. from Lehigh and is
Member of the Board of Supervisors since: 1984, being elected a CPLU. Member of the Lehigh Valley Planning Com-
in 1983; Chairman 1986-2002 mission and Moravian College Business and Industry Com-
Member of the Planning Commission in Hanover and mittee. Trustee, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Trust
Trustee – Village of Bloomingdale, IL. Fund; Director, Lehigh County Agricultural Society
Current Occupation: Executive Director (Allentown Fair); Charter Member and Treasurer – Beth-
Employed by: Bethlehem Authority lehem Soccer Club and Director – Lehigh Valley Chapter of
Resident of Hanover since: 1987 the CPLU Society.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP 2002 HANOVER TOWNSHIP HALLOWEEN PARADE WINNERS
FAMILY FUN DAY We knew the rain would stop for our Parade &
Party and it did! We had many great entrants
aturday, May 24th, Hanover Township will hold it’s but we had to narrow it down to just one win-
2nd “Family Fun Day” at the Municipal Complex ner in each category. The winner of the
from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. The Special Events Committee Gateway Holiday Inn gift basket and night’s
would like to invite everyone to attend this fun filled day of stay for the Best Adult Costume was the
music, food, games, prizes and Community Spirit. We will Mazda Miada Club’s Grim Reaper. The win-
bring back some of the celebrated events from last year like ner of the Linda Marlow gift basket for Best
the dunk tank, sumo suit wrestling, sea dragon and kids Child Costume went to Greg Marshall as the Jr.
games but this year will bring many new items as well. You Motorcycle Officer. The winner of the Carmike
will be able to climb a giant rock wall or challenge your Theatre movie passes for Best Group went to the
neighbor to a race through the obstacle course just to name Broadway Family as Hershey Kisses. The winner of
a few. We will also have live demonstrations from the the Wegmans gift certificate for Funniest Costume
Lenape Indians including a real tee pee! Come and enjoy a went to The Airport Self Storage Ensemble. The
day with your family, friends and neighbors. winner of the Wegmans gift certificate for
Most Original Costume went to Brownie
Troop #712 for re-creating Captain Hook’s and Peter Pan’s
TOWNSHIP BRIEFS Ship. And the winners of the King and Queen essay contest
were Andrew & Courtney Milham. The Special Events
SNOW & SIDEWALKS
Committee would like to thank everyone for sponsoring,
v Please remember if you have sidewalk adjoining your
volunteering, participating and attending the Parade and
property all snow must be removed within 36 hours
after a storm. Please do not shovel snow into the streets! Party. We hope you enjoyed it and we can’t wait to see you
v If you have a fire hydrant on or near your property, all at this year’s Parade on Saturday, October 25th.
please assist the Fire Company by clearing snow away
v Please Do not shovel or snow blow snow into the town-
Board of Supervisors
At their Annual Re-organization meeting, the Super-
visors elected and made the following appointments:
TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
• Jay Finnigan was elected Chairman.
v Please DO NOT put material out for pickup before 6:00
• John Diacogiannis was elected Vice Chairman.
P.M. Monday night.
• Appointed Todd J. Bushta, CPA as the Township Auditor
v Please keep all trash and recycling cans behind the curb
• Re-appointed James Broughal as the Township Solicitor.
and NOT in the street.
• Re-appointed James Birdsall as Township Engineer.
v All garbage shall be stored in containers with lids for
• Re-appointed Robert VanWhy as the Township Fire
v Corrugated (cardboard) tie in separate flat bundles no
• Re-appointed Francis Almer as Director of Emergency
larger than 2’ x 3’
v Grass clippings shall be in bags strong enough to hold
• Re-appointed Al Fiore as Ordinance Enforcement Officer.
the contents and shall not weigh more than 35 lbs.
• Re-appointed Kevin Healy as Ordinance Enforcement
v Please refer to recycling calendar for complete list of
• Re-appointed Vincent Milite as Animal Control Officer.
v Thank-you to all residents for your continued recycling
• Re-appointed Cathy Heimsoth as Recreation Director.
• Appointed Natalie Miller as Community Relations
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA CONCERT • Re-appointed the following as member(s) of the Planning
The Hanover Township Special Events Committee and Commission: Joseph Hilton
The Westgate Mall are proud to sponsor the 6th Annual • Re-appointed the following member(s) to the Shade Tree
Commission: Dan Roman & Joan Witiak
John Philip Sousa Concert. The concert will be held at the
• Re-appointed the following to the Impact Advisory
Hanover Township Community Center Sunday, May 4,
Committee: Frank Arner, Marie Lychak, Paul Kuehne,
2003 at 2:00 p.m. The Liberty Alumni and Easton Municipal
Joseph Trinkle, Kerry Wrobel and LeRoy Wilson.
Bands are returning to guarantee an extraordinary concert.
• Re-appointed the following members of the Special
This year the Special Events Committee and the Veterans Events Committee: Irv Good
Administration will present Hanover Township Korean • Re-appointed Robert Schoenen, Jr. as Township Repre-
War Veterans with special Commemorative Plaques to sentative to the Bethlehem Public Library.
thank them for their service to our country. We hope you • Appointed the Supervisors Chairman of Committees:
will join us in honoring these fine men. This concert is free John Diacogiannis – Administration; Glenn Walbert –
to all and sure to be a memorable experience. Wegmans’ Planning & Zoning; Frank Colon – Development and Steve
cookies and punch will be served before the show. Salvesen – Public Works
This is Hanover, not Bethlehem! 2003 Tax Bills
Tax bills will be mailed to each
W hat European settlers' first saw
when they looked upon the land
that now comprises Hanover
opening of Hanover Elementary
School, Hanover Township joined with
three other local townships and the
property owner by the end of Jan-
uary or first week of February. If
you do not receive by mid-
Township, Northampton County, was City of Bethlehem to form the Beth- February please call the office.
a watersparse wilderness covered with lehem Area School District. A second 610-866-1140
scruboaks. It is hardly surprising, elementary school, Asa Packer, was Please make sure you forward
therefore, that they called it "The built at the western end of Stoke Park your tax bill to your mortgage
Barrens" or "The Dry Lands". By the Road in 1967. company, bank or whoever is
early nineteenth century, however,
Pennsylvania Dutch farmers had
turned the area into some of the most
P opulation growth in the Township
remained slow and steady until the
1920's when the trend toward subur-
responsible for paying your taxes.
There will be a Three ($3.00)
Dollar service charge for a dupli-
fertile farmland in the state. banization began. Hanover's popula- cate tax bills.
Originally, the Township was part of tion doubled between 1950 and 1960
23,000 acres which formed John and and nearly tripled in the decade that
Richard Penn's "Manor of Fermor". In followed. The 1990 Census showed
1747, it became part of Allen 7,136 individuals living in the Get “READY TO
Township, which was comprised of Township. During the next 10 years the
what are now Allen, East Allen, and population increased by 34% with the READ” again!
the two Hanover Townships. Hanover 2000 Census showing 9,563 residents.
Township was officially incorporated Hanover Township today is a resi- Hanover Township Community
as a separate entity on August 8, 1798. dential community with excellent Center and Lehigh Valley PBS are get-
The Township acquired its present recreation facilities, highlighted by the ting “Ready to Read” again! June will
boundaries in 1812 when Lehigh Hanover Township Community be Hanover Township Literacy
County was created. At that time, Center that opened in November of Month and the start of the HTCC
Hanover was split into two separate 1996. The township is located north- Summer Reading Program and we
townships with approximately one- west of the City of Bethlehem allowing want to start it right! The kick-off
third of the land and one-half of the easy access to urban facilities. Well- party will be held at the Community
population remaining in Northampton planned employment districts are cur- Center on Thursday, May 15th from
County. rently being developed, which will 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. Tele Bear and
allow employment opportunities with- Thunder will be there to meet all of the
Farming predominated Township
in the Township. children ages 2-6 who want to get
life throughout the nineteenth century
“Ready to Read”. There will be
and into the twentieth. During that
time, development centered around
the village of Hanoverville in the east
H anover Township is a Second
Class Township under the
Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning
refreshments and entertainment for
everyone! Listen to stories read by
Supervisor Finnigan, Senator Dent,
and Schoenersville in the west. Each Code and is governed by a five-mem-
Representative Dally, Dr. Pagano, the
had a tavern, a store, a post office, and ber Board of Supervisors. The current
Allentown Ambassadors, the Valley
a handful of dwellings. Power for grist board of Supervisors is comprised of
Dawgs, the Tooth Fairy and some
and sawmills and a brewery was pro- John J. (Jay) Finnigan, Jr., originally
other very special surprise guests. Win
vided by the Township's only stream, elected in 1999, Dr, Frank Colon, origi-
prizes from Wegmans, Westgate Mall,
the Monocacy, which flows along the nally elected in 1981, John N. Diacogi-
Allentown Art Museum, The Great
southeastern boundary. annis, originally elected in 1984, after
Allentown Fair, Weis, Steak & Ale, The
Until 1956, three one-room schools being appointed during 1984, Stephen Holiday Inn Gateway and many,
were the locations for the education of R. Salvesen, originally elected in 1983 many others. Every child who attends
Township children. Schortz School, the and Glenn R. Walbert, originally elect- will receive a free book from Tele Bear
oldest of the three, is located on ed in 1984. The Township Manager, N. and a special gift bag
Jacksonville Road, across from the pre- James Sterner is responsible for the including prizes and
sent Hanover Elementary School. day-to-day operations of the township. information on how to
Knauss School stands in the northeast- A thirty-six year employee of the start your children on
ern section of the Township on Township Jim was appointed the the road to reading.
Hanoverville Road directly behind township’s first Township Manager in Join us for the fun.
Golden View Dinner. The third school, March of 1990. The Hanover Township Reservations are
Rudolph, was located on Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company #1 provides required so call the
Road near the Schoenersville Road fire protection and police protection is Community Center at
intersection and now houses a Tanczos handled by the Colonial Regional 610-317-8701.
Beverages. In 1965, nine years after the Police Department.
Miller Memorial Citizens Police Academy
Blood Center On November 20, 2002 fifteen indi-
viduals graduated from the Colonial
“Give the Gift of Life” Regional Police Citizens Police
Academy. The graduates comprised
Since 1971, the mission of the residents from Hanover and Lower
Samuel W. Miller Memorial Blood Nazareth Townships and the Bor-
Center has been to provide a safe and oughs of Bath and Chapman.
adequate blood supply for our local The graduates participated in a six-
Richard Eugene Santee cont’d communities. The Blood Center oper-
week, one night a week program that
Scouts, friends and leaders and took ates three fixed donor centers in,
was presented by members of the
more than two days to complete. Bethlehem (Hanover Township),
CRPD. The intent of the program was
Organization or group that benefited: Allentown and Bangor. Additionally
Advent Moravian Church it holds in excess of 500 bloodmobiles
• Familiarize citizens with the vari-
School Attending: Ricky is currently a on an annual basis. To register for a
ous functions of the police department
senior at Liberty High School and has donation or for more information on
• Provide basis understanding of
applied for admission to Colgate any of their programs and services,
the role of the police in the criminal
University, Schreyer Honors College call 610.691.5850 or 800.223.6667.
justice system and the role of the
at Penn State, Dickson College and You can also visit their Website at
www.MMBL.org/blood. police in increasing the quality of life
the University of Virginia. in a community
Other extra curricular activities and • Familiarize citizens with the ele-
honors: National Honor Society,
ments of crimes, the various grades of
varsity soccer (co-captain and Liberty
crimes, the Pennsylvania Crimes
HS Scholar-Athlete Award), president
Code, Vehicle Code and municipal
of LHS Grenadier Band, LHS Band
First Company, LHS Orchestra,
• Provide an understanding of the
referee for the Greater Bethlehem
citizen’s role in basic crime preven-
Church Basketball League. Ricky
served as Senior Patrol Leader for
The student’s curriculum included
Troop 302 and was a Patrol Leader
a tour of the department, history of
for the area contingent to the
National Jamboree in 2000. Asa Packer policing in the United States, discus-
sions of applicable case law on arrests,
Jeffrey David Carlson cont’d School News statements and confessions, search
Good news was received just before and seizure and the use of force. Stu-
Member of the National Honor
the winter holiday; notification from dents had the opportunity to lift latent
Society. He has been a member of the
Liberty High School Ski Club and the the Pennsylvania Department of fingerprints and learned what is phys-
Presbyterian Youth Fellowship of 1st Education that Asa Packer has earned ical evidence and DNA. There were
Presbyterian of Catasauqua. a performance award of $8,280.00 for also presentation on drugs and drug
Maintenance of High Standards. This paraphernalia, traffic enforcement and
John Joseph Finnigan, III cont’d new state award is designed to recog- accident investigation, the use of
Boston and is waiting to hear from nize a school’s sustained high achieve- canines and crime prevention.
Lafayette, Northeastern, Drexel and ment in the Grade 5 PSSA’s over sev- The citizen students from Bath were
Olin. John plans on majoring in engi- eral years. Frank Wunderler and Karen Skipper,
neering. January focus has also been on the from Hanover Township Martha
Employed by: Hanover Township weather and fitness. Ed Hanna, Kuhns, John Rosenthal, John Weber,
Community Center weatherman for Channel 69, has Michale Coogan, Francis “Red” Fedor,
Other extra curricular activities and hon- scheduled a visit with third grade stu- Irv Good, Frank Colon, Karen Van
ors: John is member of the Notre dents. Ice skating instruction for fifth Why, Edward Corrigan and Patricia
Dame of Bethlehem High School CYO grades’ physical education class as Stonaker, from Lower Nazareth Town-
Basketball Team. In 2000 he was well as a PTO sponsored school-wide ship Barbara Hoell and Tract Hoell
named the teams Most Dedicated ice skating event at Municipal Ice Rink and from Chapman Borough Dorothy
Player. John served as Troop 302’s has fit well into the January weather Niklos.
Librarian and Assistant Patrol Leader. patterns. Hanover Township Com- It was the consensus of the students
He also served as Den Chief for Cub munity Center personnel will help us that the program was interesting and
Pack 352, Den 7. close out the month with a special enjoyable. It provided them with a
Fitness Day, providing fitness activi- better insight into the role of the police
ties for the entire student body. in their community.
2003 2004 PROGRAM
v Rinse and clean all bottles,
jars & cans. Labels can
v Remove any lids and caps
HANOVER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS RECYCLE! from bottles & jars. Only
Normal refuse pick-up is every Tuesday. In weeks with a Holiday (H), it moves to Wednesday. metal caps are recyclable.
Re-cycling days are identified with a “R”
v Place all recyclables in
APRIL 2003 MAY 2003 JUNE 2003 your container.
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
R1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 RECYLABLES
v Aluminum & tin cans
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
R 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
R 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 v Glass jars & bottles (clear,
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
R brown & green)
27 28 29 30
R 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
H R 29 30
v Plastic bottles & jugs
Soda bottles, (green &
clear), Milk & Water, others -
detergent, lotion, shampoo,
JULY 2003 AUGUST 2003 SEPTEMBER 2003 etc. Most products labeled
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S #1 or #2 are acceptable.
1 2 3 4 5 1 2 H1 2 R3 4 5 6 v Empty Aerosol Cans
6 7R8 9 10 11 12 3 R4
5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Empty through normal
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 use. Remove plastic lids
R unless attached.
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
R 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
R 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
27 28 29 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 28 29 30
R v Poly Coated Containers
Milk & Juice Cartons
Rinse & flatten - do not
OCTOBER 2003 NOVEMBER 2003 DECEMBER 2003 v Newspapers with colored
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S or glossy inserts, should
1 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 be tied with a cord or
placed in a brown paper bag.
5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 9
R 10 11 12 13
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
R 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
R 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 v Magazines tied or bundled
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 separately.
26 27 28 29 30 31
R 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R 28 29 30 31 v Corrugated (cardboard
30 boxes). Tie in separate
No larger than 2' x 3'.
JANUARY 2004 FEBRUARY 2004 MARCH 2004 v Junk Mail
S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S
Bundle with newspapers.
1 2 3 1 2 R3 4 5 6 7 1 R2 3 4 5 6 Do not include plastic or foil
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 wrappings
11 2 13 14 15 16 17 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
R 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Call Waste Management @
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 29 28 29 30 31
A Time of Transition in Harrisburg Impressions
by Rep. Craig Dally (R-138) By State Senator Charles W. Dent, 16th Senatorial District
The end of 2002 marked the end of the Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG – January 2003 will be remembered as a General Assembly’s two-year Legislative Session. It is a
time of transition here in the State Capitol. The 2003-04 good time to look back on some of the major issues that we
Session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives considered during the Session.
opened Jan. 7 with the election of Rep. Matthew J. Ryan (R- The last two years saw changing economic conditions
Delaware) to a historic sixth term as speaker. nationally, which severely impacted most state budgets.
Later in the month former Philadelphia Mayor Ed Ren- Fortunately, at a time when other states were raising taxes
dell became the 45th governor of Pennsylvania. or cutting programs and services, Pennsylvania continued
Republicans hold a 108-94 majority in the House. There to reduce the tax burden on working families and job-cre-
is one vacancy. This is the fifth consecutive session ators. Pennsylvania was better prepared than many states
to handle a tightening economy thanks to healthy reserves
Republicans will control the House. It is the longest consec-
in the Rainy Day fund and good fiscal policies in the past.
utive Republican tenure since the GOP controlled the
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I
House in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
strongly backed those prudent steps.
In the state Senate the Republicans hold a 28-21 advan-
A major highlight of the 2001-02 Legislative Session was
tage with one vacancy. the landmark investment in health care. The Legislature
One of the top priorities of the House in the new ses- approved a sweeping tobacco settlement bill in 2001 that is
sion will be education and dealing with growing property dedicated to improving health care by providing health
taxes. These two issues are difficult to separate as public coverage to more needy Pennsylvanians, promoting smok-
schools receive most of their funding from property taxes. ing cessation and prevention programs and enabling more
With nearly half of the state budget already devoted to senior citizens to live independently in their homes, along
education, it is questionable how much more state taxpay- with other initiatives.
ers can do but we can encourage education innovation by Another important accomplishment was increased edu-
giving schools more local options. cation funding and accountability. The Senate and House
Health care is expected to remain a focus of the early approved legislation that increased special education fund-
days of the legislative session. ing, established tutoring grants for families, expanded
Last year the House took up some major initiatives to options for schools, and provided professional develop-
help our doctors, hospitals and more importantly, our ment opportunities and requirements for educators.
patients address the medical malpractice insurance crisis. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks,
Yet apparently more still needs to be done due to the high the Legislature approved measures to improve public safe-
costs of medical liability insurance for doctors and hospi- ty and develop a coordinated Homeland Security Program
tals. Preserving Pennsylvania’s world-class health care will in Pennsylvania. We passed a number of additional laws to
be a major challenge. better protect citizens from criminals and make
With the national economy not growing at the rapid Pennsylvania’s legal system more equitable.
rate of the past few years, the House, Senate and Reform measures targeting government and the courts
Governor must work together in a bipartisan manner to were important developments, as well. The Legislature
gave final approval to an election reform measure that will
pass a fiscally prudent spending plan.
establish a statewide uniform voter registration system to
Following the swearing in of House members,
protect the accuracy and integrity of Pennsylvania’s voter
Schweiker in his final address to a Joint Session of the
registration rolls. We also approved legislation that gives
General Assembly, thanked legislators for their work to
citizens greater access to public records.
make Pennsylvania a healthier, safer and more economical- A major lawsuit reform measure replaced “joint and sev-
ly secure place to live. eral liability” – under which a defendant found to be one-
He also emphasized Pennsylvania’s economic and fis- percent liable could be forced to pay 100 percent of the
cal stability. Thanks to fiscally prudent decisions when damages -- with proportional liability. The Legislature also
times were good, the Commonwealth’s budget remains approved significant medical malpractice reform legisla-
balanced and there is $250 million in the rainy day fund. We tion designed to ensure access to doctors, reduce costly liti-
are in good condition relative to other states. gation, improve patient safety, and strengthen physician-
Two-thirds of states report declining revenues and more reporting requirements.
than half of states face expenditures that exceed levels project- Under the heading of environmental protection, the
ed in their fiscal year 2003 budgets, according to the National Legislature approved bipartisan legislation that will launch
Conference of State Legislatures’ State Budget Update. the first comprehensive review of Pennsylvania’s water
As we progress through these transitional months, I supplies in more than 25 years.
welcome your ideas and suggestions about state govern- Finally, the Session concluded with the passage of legis-
ment. You may contact me via e-mail at cdally@pahouse- lation protecting PACE prescription drug benefits for
gop.com or at my district offices located at 354 W. seniors who were in danger of losing their eligibility.
Moorestown Rd. Nazareth, PA, 18064 or 5300 Nor-Bath To be sure, plenty of work faces us in the upcoming 2003-
Blvd., Northampton, PA, 18067. The telephone number is 04 Legislative Session. But, the 2001-02 session was a very
(610) 746-2100. productive one on behalf of Pennsylvania citizens.
BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Winter & Spring Bookmobile Schedule
Effective January 1, 2003 - 610 867-3761
HANOVER TOWNSHIP- Mondays (except for Southland & Toni)
• TOWNSHIP BLDG., JACKSONVILLE RD . . . . . . . . . . . . .Schedule . . . . . . .A&B . . . . . . . .3:00 – 4:00
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SCHEDULE A SCHEDULE B
MON TUES WED THURS MON TUES WED THURS
Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 13
CLOSED Feb 18 Feb 19 Feb 20 Feb 24 Feb 25 Feb 26 Feb 27
Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5 Mar 6 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13
Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 24 Mar 25 Mar 26 Mar 27
Mar 31 Apr 1 Apr 2 Apr 3 Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 9 Apr 10
Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 23 Apr 24
Apr 28 Apr 29 Apr 30 May 1 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8
May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22
CLOSED May 27 May 28 May 29
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Hanover Township Newsletter STANDARD
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Hanover Elementary School News
In October, we held our annual “GreatPerson’s Day.” Nearly 300
grandparents and “great” persons were able to visit and interact with their
favorite Hanover students. The Book Fair was also a huge success and included
pony rides, despite the overcast weather.
November brought two programs for our students on the topic of American heroes. We
were fortunate to have a visit from Ronald Lantz, the truck driver for Bass Transportation who
called the authorities to report the DC snipers and then blocked the snipers’ exit by pulling his tractor-
trailer across the roadway. Jonathan Sprout, a singer/songwriter, was also here to perform an “American
In early Fall, our students participated in a hat, glove and mitten collection to help provide warm winter clothing to
fellow BASD students in need. They did a wonderful job of collecting 114 items!
Our staff, parents and other members of the community were out walking and running in November to help support
one of our parents in her ongoing battle against cancer. More than 240 people turned out for the event.
In December, our Student Council headed up our “Giving Tree” project once again. Students and staff selected an
ornament that contained the name of a person and their special gift wish. Northampton County Family Services that ser-
vices 2,000 individuals provided the names. The students and staff donated gifts for 240 people to help them enjoy their
We had two concerts in December—instrumental and vocal. The second-year instrumental music stu-
dents performed, and we heard from our 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders in the vocal concert. We had a won-
derful turnout for both concerts.
Plans are underway for a new event this year, a Talent Show. We are looking forward
to seeing our students and staff “perform” this Spring.
It may not seem much like Spring now, but plans are also underway for our
Spring Festival, scheduled for Friday, June 13, from 4:30 to 7:30. This
fundraiser is a wonderful opportunity for an enjoyable time as well
as a chance to help support Hanover Elementary School.
Please join us!