The jury verdict in the Trayvon Martin case has not been well received by the public.
On one end of the spectrum are those who say George Zimmerman should be held legally responsible for the death of Martin.
The other end of the spectrum includes those who say Zimmerman's actions were legally justified in defending himself.
The rain outdoors did not put a damper on the 29 graduates of the Lehigh Valley Christian High School during the Class of 2013 commencement ceremony held the evening of June 7 at Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, Allentown.
The graduation began with the slow toll of a bell and the graduates proudly proceeding down the middle of the church aisle in rows of two, with men adorned in black caps and gowns and women in red.
Class President Emily Barry welcomed the graduates, staff members of LVCHS and family and friends to the graduation.
The Lehigh County League of Women Voters hosted a public forum recently regarding the potential lease of the city's water and sewer resources.
A panel of seven individuals discussed topics ranging from the effects of privatizing Allentown's water and sewer resources to whom should manage them and the experiences of other communities that have sold or leased their water supply or sewer systems.
Currently Allentown is considering using a concession lease to address the city's $200 million unfunded pension liability.
My grand parents, Geza and Violet Janzso, were amazing people.
They not only raised their own four children, but also openly accepted the added responsibility of taking my two sisters and me in, and raising us as well.
Now that both have passed away, I seem to appreciate more than ever their many sacrifices and the love, compassion and direction they provided to me.
What's even more incredible is that they were not only grandparents, but in every sense of the word, parents.