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.
Students at nine Lehigh Valley high schools attend a Reality Fair at DeSales University April 20 presented by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of Credit Unions.
The Reality Fair gives students a look into their future after schooling and the logistics of salary, expenses and savings.
Emmaus High School Principal Dave Piperato and Supervisor, Secondary Level Curriculum Laura Witman gave a presentation to the East Penn School District board members on the summer learning academy program at the April 11 meeting.
The five week hybrid model introduced in 2015 provided attendance flexibility, pre-assessment, differentiation and mastery based learning, reduced staffing issues, credit recovery, Keystone remediation and retesting.
At a time when school districts are buzzing with activities, the East Penn School District board members continue to work on the 2016-2017 preliminary budget to maintain those programs important to the students and the community.
At the April 11 school board meeting, Interim Business Manager Denis McCall updated the board on revenues and expenses pertaining to the preliminary budget and the status of the 2016-2017 state budget which affects the school district.
Three candidates are on the Democratic ballot for United States Senator in the April 26 primary election: John Fetterman, Allegheny County, Katie McGinty, Chester County and Joe Sestak, Delaware County. A fourth candidate, Joseph Vodvarka, Allegheny County, was removed from the ballot. Voters are asked to select one candidate.
The Press asked all Democratic candidates the question, “What do you see as the primary concern of your constituents?” The candidates’ answers are listed below.
Two candidates are on the ballot for United States Congressman for the 15th District in the April 26 primary election: Democratic candidate Rick Daugherty and Republican incumbent Charles W. Dent. Voters are asked to select one candidate.