Monday, April 8, 2013
Dutch Springs will host 'Polar Plunge for a Purpose,' an event that will benefit Habitat for Humanity, on Saturday.
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Monday, April 8
The coolest day of the week will be Saturday, when the temperature is expected to peak at 56 degrees. Dutch Springs should thank Mother Nature for playing along. A "Polar Plunge for a Purpose" just isn't the same when the temperature lacks a polar chill. This year's "Polar Plunge for a Purpose" will benefit Habitat for Humanity. The April 13 event will be held at noon. Registration begins at 10 a.m. And if you get $75 in pledges, you’ll receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt and the refreshing feeling of helping Habitat Lehigh Valley build its 100th home. There's still time to create your personal fundraising page and share it with your friends. Questions? Call Melissa at 610-776-7737 x311.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on Saturday, but only to scuba divers.
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on Saturday, but only to scuba divers. Those looking forward to the AquaPark and Sky Challenge will have to wait for Memorial Day weekend. According to www.dutchsprings.com, the park will be open for scuba diving every Saturday and Sunday in April from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Click here for the full 2013 schedule. Dutch Springs has been known for years to scuba enthusiasts as a prime diving spot. The 50-acre lake was once a limestone quarry for the former National Portland Cement plant. Scuba divers can explore a submerged Cessna plane, school bus, helicopter, firetruck, boats and other sunken treasures, all while watching perch, bass and koi swim by. Dutch Springs sells season…
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on April 6, but only to scuba divers.
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on April 6, but only to scuba divers. Those looking forward to the AquaPark and Sky Challenge will have to wait for Memorial Day weekend. According to www.dutchsprings.com, the park will be open for scuba diving every Saturday and Sunday in April from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Click here for the full 2013 schedule. Dutch Springs has been known for years to scuba enthusiasts as a prime diving spot. The 50-acre lake was once a limestone quarry for the former National Portland Cement plant. Scuba divers can explore a submerged Cessna plane, school bus, helicopter, firetruck, boats and other sunken treasures, all while watching perch, bass and koi swim by. Dutch Springs sells season …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Here's a small sampling of current job openings in the Nazareth area.
Friday, February 1
The Colonial Regional Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time records manager / police secretary. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 15, 2013. The candidate must be reliable, organized, possess strong interpersonal skills, work independently and be able to maintain confidentially. Computer skills with a concentration in Excel and Word are required. Experience in CODY Police Records Management system a plus. Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: Chief Roy D. Seiple CRPD 248 Brodhead Road Bethlehem, Pa. 18017 OR E-mail: Info@colonialregionalpd.org Click here to apply and/or for more information. Dutch Springs is hiring outgoing, energetic …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Dutch Springs is teaming up with the Newtown Underwater Search and Rescue this weekend to host a fundraiser that will benefit the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Wounded Warrior Project of the Lehigh Valley teamed up with the Handicapped Scuba Association to certify handicapped veterans for scuba.
"When I'm diving I feel like I don't have a handicap." This is the quote that Handicapped Scuba Association founder Jim Gatacre hears the most. Jim says, "The most rewarding part of the program is seeing the apprehension turn into confidence." Wounded warriors learned to scuba dive at Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township last weekend. Gatacre, who founded the organization in 1981, explains that wounded veterans don't see themselves the same way anymore. Gatacre says, "This [diving] is the most powerful tool for changing their self image." He further explained, "Once that image changes, and the apprehension turns to confidence amazing things can happen. I've seen people stop using drugs, get married, and succeed." Jim calls diving a …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The 12th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held Oct. 1 at Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township.
BYOP -- Bring Your Own Pumpkin -- to the 12th Annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest on Oct. 1 at Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township. There is a $5 participation fee. The When and Where: The Rules: The Categories: For more information, call (610) 759-2270 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Discover Lehigh Valley sends host Tracey Werner to learn about -- and test -- the attractions at Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Discover Lehigh Valley -- an Allentown-based organization that promotes tourism throughout the region -- is continuing to share the Lehigh Valley's rich history and tradition through 21st century technology. With almost 16,000 views on YouTube, Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township is currently being featured in a Lehigh Valley Visions video. Back in July, we sent Patch contributor and columnist Margie Peterson to test the waters at the local aqua park -- now watch as the host of Lehigh Valley Visions, Tracey Werner, takes a trip to the unique destination that's right in our back yard.
Monday, July 25, 2011
The Aqua Park and Sky Challenge ropes course are for those who prefer action to long lines.
Call it comedy in motion. Patrons of the Dutch Springs Aqua Park in Lower Nazareth Township would take a daring leap from the Aqua Tower. If they landed just right on the giant inflatable “Blob” below, they could launch the person at the other end six feet in the air. With arms and legs flailing in true slapstick fashion, the launchee would splash down into the cool water before bobbing up with a look of astonished joy. It’s as if Wile E. Coyote created a water ride. Unfortunately, the aging Aqua Tower and Blob launched their last swimmer about a week ago but the park has replaced it with a large inflatable water slide, according to Dutch Springs owner Stu Schooley. The park is also adding a new water adventure course, which will join …
Monday, May 23, 2011
Royersford teen was scuba diving with his father at the Lower Nazareth water adventure park.
A 16-year-old boy died Saturday at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg following an incident at Dutch Springs scuba diving and aqua park in Lower Nazareth Township. An autopsy was performed this morning on Kyle Kulp of Royersford. Kulp was diving with his father and a group, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. Grim said determination of the cause and manner of death is pending an investigation and toxicology test results. Dozens of friends are posting messages of condolence about Kyle on a Facebook page created in his memory. Funeral services for the teen are planned for Friday. This is the third death in five years stemming from a diving accident at Dutch Springs. Divers can descend as deep as 100 feet in the spring-fed quarry …