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Sunday, July 21, 2019

LOWER MACUNGIE GARDEN CLUB

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Club awards annual scholarships

Every year the Lower Macungie Garden Club’s budget supports a $1,500 scholarship fund awarded as three $500 scholarships to graduating seniors residing in Lower Macungie Township who will pursue further study in such fields as biology, environmental science, horticulture or agriculture in keeping with the club’s area of interest.

This is a commitment to education that the Lower Macungie Garden Club is pleased to be able to continue yearly.

Three Emmaus High School seniors recently received the Lower Macungie Garden Club Scholarships.

Parkland Garden Club to host annual garden tour

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Enjoy a relaxing day experiencing the sights and sounds of various gardens at Parkland Garden Club’s 21st annual garden tour, “Kaleidoscope of Color Around the Lehigh Valley,” 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 13 rain or shine.

This self-guided event features eight residential gardens, which can be seen in any order.

“This year’s garden tour reflects the idea that gardeners are always including color, textures, patterns and different forms and shapes into their gardens,” Barbara Campbell, chairman of the tour, explained.

American flag raising, concert and patriotic address, June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

The historic 112-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association will have a flag raising noon June 14 at Allentown City Hall Plaza (rain or shine) with the Allentown Police Department’s Honor Guard and the Air Force Junior ROTC of Louis E. Dieruff High School participating.

This will be followed 7 p.m. by a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band in Allentown’s West Park at 16th and Turner streets. The concert rain site is in the auditorium of William Allen High School.

Ride for Freedom serves local veteran

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.

The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.

The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.

Musikfest announces 36th year lineup

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Chainsmokers, Brad Paisley, Incubus, Weezer, Godsmack, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Scythian, Guster and !!! are among the nearly 400 performers taking the stage as part of the 36th edition of Musikfest, the nation’s largest free-admission music festival. The event, set for Aug. 2-11 in Bethlehem, will feature music at 16 of its 18 total venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during its 10-day run.

Artists performing at Musikfest’s Sands Steel Stage main stage this year include:

Aug. 1: Earth, Wind & Fire (Special Preview Night)

Judge petitions for additional grand jury power

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin has announced that pursuant to his request the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, has petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant leave to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury. The supreme court has granted the petition of Dantos.