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.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”
Ben Yorgey was born Jan. 15, 1985 to Kent and Ardy Yorgey in Allentown, and he lived his life nearby in Macungie.
Everything with Ben was absolutely normal until he was eight months old. At that time, he started having seizures which significantly delayed his normal development.
Ben's speech began when he was around six years old, but his language skills never reached more than a six-year-old level.
His school years were spent in the East Penn School District in an Intermediate Unit Life Skills class where he was instructed using a functional curriculum.
The Allentown Garden Club presented a spectacular showing of local gardens for 2015 in a self-guided tour June 27 which began with Allentown's Fragrance Garden at Cedar Beach Park.
Created by a member of the garden club in 1989, this aromatic garden contains an array of herbs, perennials and shrubs and is located next to the Allentown Rose Garden.
Wandering through the other nine gardens on the tour, visitors found a collection of hostas, potted plants, vegetable gardens, a rock garden and water features.
The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society. The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients.