End-of-the-year school projects have you stuck inside? The Lower Macungie Library can help with great online resources which can be used right from home to power through those projects and get back to the fun activities of spring.
If you're having trouble getting started, try the Ask Here PA service (www. askherepa.org). Librarians are on call 24/7 to direct you to websites and other online resources, help you come up with keywords and search terms, and maybe suggest some things you haven't thought of.
The president of the Lower Macungie Library Book Club has announced a change in the June and July book selections. "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve is the selection for June 5 and "Atonement" by Ian McEwan is the selection for July 10. Selections through November include: Aug. 7, "The Spanish Match" by Brennan Purcell; Sept. 4, "Run" by Ann Patchett; Oct. 2, "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern" by Stephen Greenbalt; and Nov. 6, "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt. For additional information, contact the library at 610-966-6864.
Lehigh County Executive William H. Hansell has resigned his post effective immediately. Hansell was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham last summer.
Hansell has recently been hospitalized with pneumonia and subsequently diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He has started undergoing treatment and felt that it was imperative to devote his energy and time toward restoring his health.
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Wildlands Conservancy holds an open house, promoting the summer camp program at the conservancy, 3701 Orchid Place. Summer activities are geared for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Members of the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation are pleased to announce the installation of 16 bricks to the Veteran's Walkway 1 p.m., May 26. For the seventh year, this ceremony is a combined effort of the Emmaus Veteran's Committee and the Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation.
The Emmaus Commemorative Gardens Foundation has a far-reaching vision for creating remembrance opportunities in the Borough of Emmaus.
To the Editor:
Mark Graham's May 9 Letter to the Editor in response to Deb Palmieri's May 1 editorial motivated me to go back and look again at Ms. Palmieri's writing to recall more clearly the content.
Beatrice Mihala, 87, of Salisbury Township, died May 15, 2013, in her home. She was the wife of the late William Mihala, who died in March. They were married for 70 years. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of the late John J. and Anna (Fasko) Rastocky.
She was a professional seamstress.
She was a lifelong member of Concordia Lutheran Church, Bethlehem and belonged to its Ladies Aid Society.
She was a member of the Lower Macungie Senior Citizens group.
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It was an afternoon for bingo at St. John's UCC in Emmaus recently as Rev. Dr. Paul Knappenberger, pastor, calls the numbers.
The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation has invited Pennsylvanians to join PPFF's fifth Great Pennsylvania Outdoor Challenge.
"All you need is a Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport, which is the key to some of our challenges and the prizes," PPFF President Marci Mowery said. "The Passport also is a terrific guide to our state parks and forests and their assets and features."
Pennsylvanians can sign up for the Passport and register for the challenge at PaParksAndForests.org. There is a small cost for the Passport.
Bowling Pin Drag Race at Unami Fish and Game Club. All proceeds support the Keystone Wounded Warrior Project. For additional information, call 610-965-5053.
Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission Memorial Day Dash & Splash 5K and Emmaus Gets Fit Health Fair. Events begin 9 a.m. with free Zumba at the Emmaus Arts Pavilion. Race Day registration opens 9 a.m. with the race scheduled for 11 a.m. The Emmaus Community Pool opens 11:30 a.m. and "School's Out Band" performs at noon. The health fair concludes 3 p.m.