In a surprise announcement Aug. 22 at the East Penn School District Board of Directors meeting, Francee Fuller announced her resignation from the board effective at the close of the Sept. 12 meeting.
In her letter to Board President Alan Earnshaw, Fuller said, “It has been my privilege to serve on the board of directors of the East Penn School District for 15 years. Tonight’s meeting is a kind of anniversary for me as I was sworn into office on the second meeting of August, 2001.”
The school board directors for the East Penn School District approved a number of product and professional agreements at the Aug. 22 meeting.
The first agreement was with the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21/Edmentum Consortium to provide and support Study Island for the 2016-2017 school year at a cost of $79,848.25.
According to the Study Island website, “Study Island offers rigorous content built from the Pennsylvania Core Standards to prepare for the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
The following personnel changes were approved at the East Penn School District board meeting Aug. 22.
Resignations include Denise Edelman, staff assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 17; Laura Gorman, remedial assistant at Wescosville Elementary School effective Aug. 10; Jacqueline Sullivan, instructional assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 12; Andrea Wright, staff assistant at Willow Lane Elementary School effective Aug. 15 and Amy Zdrojesky, instructional assistant at Alburtis Elementary School effective Aug. 9.
The Allentown Band filled Waldheim Park in Salisbury Township with sounds of “Disney Classics” Aug. 9.
Selections included songs from “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King.”
Soprano Emily Emick, of Whitehall, was the featured guest soloist who sang songs from “Mary Poppins.”
The event also included a hymn sing and an offering to help defray the cost of the concert.
Ralph Gambler, vice president of the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, appeared at the Aug. 10 Alburtis Borough Council meeting to explain work being done on the property.
“We are taking out the brush line to plant grass for mowing,” Gambler said. The work is being done on approximately one-third of an acre. Gambler said people were dumping grass on the property.
Members of the Parkland Garden Club opened their gardens to visitors recently to showcase a variety of perennial and annual gardens, backyard spaces, ponds, pools, rock formations, birdhouses, waterfalls and more.
Ten gardens were on the annual “Hidden Garden Treasures” tour; all proceeds help the club fund the educational scholarship program for deserving high school seniors as well as other community activities and outreach programs.
The volleyball, tennis and basketball courts at Lenape Park will be repaired and resurfaced at a cost of $36,300 following approval by the Upper Milford Township Supervisors at the July 21 meeting. The contract also includes painting of lines on the court.
Resident Howard Bachman Jr. attended the workshop and meeting and asked to have the yearly bill waived for a street light at the corner of his property at the intersection of Tank Farm Road and Buckeye Road.
Eight elaborate gardens were featured in the Allentown Garden Club “Garden Tour 2016” June 25.
The tour began at the Fragrance Garden, 3000 Parkway Blvd., Allentown, adjacent to the Rose Garden. The Fragrance Garden is maintained by Allentown Garden Club members and includes a variety of herbs, perennials and shrubs.
Seven other gardens, many within walking distance from one another, were part of the tour and included a variety of plantings, flowers, rock fountains, rare rhododendron species, vegetables, fountains, fish ponds, mature trees and shrubs and greenhouses.
The Lehigh County Board of Elections has posted the following election results. All results include absentee ballots and write-ins and are unofficial until verified by the Lehigh County Board of Elections.
President - Democrat
Hillary Clinton, 20,414 votes
Roque Rocky De La Fu, 224 votes
Bernie Sanders, 18,244 votes
President - Republican
Jeb Bush, 182 votes
Ben Carson, 299 votes
Ted Cruz, 9,072 votes
John R. Kasich, 7,345 votes
Marco Rubio, 259 votes
Donald J. Trump, 21,581 votes
Rand Paul, 17 votes
For 18 years, the Emmaus Lioness Lions Club has hosted a basket raffle to fund a variety of charities icluding the East Penn Angel Network, scholarships, vision charities and community events.
This year, the raffle was held at Faith Church, 6528 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown with over 365 tickets sold for the 111 baskets available. All items in these baskets were donated by members.
In addition, 45 special baskets were available for raffle as well as 86 door prizes – all items were donated by area businesses.