Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit children and adults enjoy Bible school.
The Lower Macungie Force went undefeated at its beach soccer tournament held in Wildwood, New Jersey in July. The team decisively won its games 8-0, 7-1, 6-0, and 7-0 to win its Under 10 age group bracket.
Pictured above are team members, front row, left to right: Alec Liu, Joe Huck, Thomas Hanvey, Brandon Plasha and Josh Whalen; back row: Jay Huck (assistant coach), Eric Johnson, Todd Ross, Tony Cardinale, Mason Brown and Joe Cardinale (head coach).
Margaret Sherman Nester, 83, of Emmaus, died Aug. 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Joseph Sherman and the late Linwood Nester. She was the daughter of the late George and Catherine (Cahill) Jones.
She worked as a cafeteria supervisor at Lehigh Valley Hospital until retiring.
She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus.
Ryan Spear, 40, of Easton, was arrested for DUI on Kings Highway approximately .25 miles south of Beck Road, Upper Milford Township, 10:18 p.m. July 20. Spear was allegedly under the influence when his vehicle impacted a utility pole. The pole had a split in it and was laying in the northbound lane as a result of the accident.
Jose Contreras, 18, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Interstate 78 eastbound at exit 57, Allentown, 1:04 p.m. July 29. Contreras was allegedly found to be under the influence during a traffic stop.
Mary W. Reeves, 97, of Emmaus, died Aug. 4, 2012, at Lehigh Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur M. Reeves Sr., who died Sept. 24, 2001. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Allen J. and Bertha A. (Weaver) Moore.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
In the past, she was employed by the P.L.C.B. and Blue Shield Insurance Co.
She is survived by a daughter, Sandra R. Alleman of Emmaus; grandson, Joel of Wescosville; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Arthur Jr., siblings, John, Charles, Jeanette, and Nancy.
Pasquale "Patsy" A. Rivetti, 86, of Salisbury Township, died Aug. 3, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. Born in Northampton, he was the husband of Cecilia (Somishka) Rivetti. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary this past May. He was the son of the late John and Rose (Piscitelli) Rivetti.
He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean War.
He owned and operated Pat's Barber Shop for over 60 years. He also worked for Bridesburg Foundry in the office for 19 years until he retired.
Manojkumar Patel, 46, of Allentown, was arrested July 24 for possession with intent to deliver synthetic marijuana at EZ Shoppe, 52 W. Main St., Macungie.
The investigation into the alleged sale of the state banned controlled substance began Aug. 30, 2011 when Sgt. Travis Kocher, of the Macungie Police Department, received information about the sale of the illegal substance at the business.
After learning of the alleged sales, Macungie Police Chief Ed Harry and Kocher went to the business and seized 12 packets of synthetic marijuana amounting to 42.4 grams.
C.F. Martin & Co., Inc., Nazareth, largest producer of acoustic guitars in the United States, is giving away a Martin D-28 during the 29th annual Musikfest, Bethlehem.
As part of the contest, Martin Guitar is giving a private tour of the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth, and an opportunity to meet C.F. Martin & Co. Chairman and CEO Chris Martin IV, who will sign the brand-new D-28 guitar.
Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.
The team rallies when no one believes.
At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.
The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.
Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference is how we respond, how we react.
If you live in the suburbs or if you have the opportunity to drive along country roads, I hope you take the time to enjoy the varieties of colors and species of wildflowers growing along the highways and byways.
Many of them are listed as invasive, but they tend to brighten up my travels from home to local destinations.