Fifth graders at Lincoln Elementary School worked several weeks, in conjunction with the Coco Foundation, on a service learning project to collect toys for the children’s oncology units of local hospitals for the holidays.
The project incorporated fifth grade reading, writing, speaking and listening standards students learned while planning and implementing the project.
Students designed boxes to collect the toys, created a bulletin board to recognize students/families who donated and wrote persuasive pieces read during daily announcements, among other learning activities.
Lehigh Valley Zoo is getting new residents in 2016, with the addition of two Masai giraffes.
The Masai giraffes’ home at Lehigh Valley Zoo will feature opportunities for zoo guests to get up-close and personal with the animals who are easy to interact with through feeding stations that will be built into an elevated platform.
A 44-year-old Emmaus man was charged Dec. 16 with homicide in the 1998 death of an Allentown store owner.
John Milton Edinger, of 954 Glenwood St., was charged in the July 22, 1998, fatal shooting of Adel Malek, 59, the owner of Apotheca Store, 1341 Union St., Allentown.
Edinger was to be arraigned in the Lehigh County Central Booking Center Dec. 16.
The homicide was investigated by Allentown police detectives and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Homicide Task Force.
An affidavit of probable cause alleges:
On Sept. 26, members of the Emmaus High School Interact Club partnered with the Emmaus Rotary club to assist at the Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley baseball game. EHS Interact Club members spent several hours at the Miracle League stadium in Schnecksville helping out wherever needed. Students served and built meaningful relationships with children of all ages from all over the Lehigh Valley.
Emmaus Chief of Police David A. Faust was presented with the 29th annual Colonel John K. Schafer Award Dec. 8 in recognition of exemplary service by law enforcement personnel.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin presented the award on behalf of the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association at its annual luncheon.
Faust was nominated and selected for the award by previous award recipients. The criteria for the award includes a nominee’s integrity, initiative and motivation, honesty, loyalty, sincerity and professional excellence.
A Macungie man, who had been a coach for a Catholic youth organization basketball team, has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl multiple times in 2000.
Daniel B. Eddinger, 38, of the 2000 block of Rolling Meadow Drive, is charged with aggravated indecent assault, a second-degree felony; corruption of minors, a first-degree misdemeanor and indecent assault, a second-degree misdemeanor.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin said in a press release dated Nov. 23 the teenager recently told authorities about the alleged assaults.
An Allentown man was charged Dec. 1 with causing an August crash in Allentown that killed a 16-year-old girl and seriously injured her mother.
At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.
Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently announced local Girl Scout Alexa Iannace, of Emmaus, was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of the 2015 National Young Women of Distinction for her Gold Award project, a documentary on child pornography.
The national award is given to 10 girls annually.
This award showcases Iannace’s leadership over a project that addressed a global issue.
At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.