In an online auction that started Feb. 28 and ends March 14, the Borough of Emmaus is selling a hydraulic snowblower, an asphalt paver and an oil fired boiler for additional non-tax revenue. By using an established, but innovative, online government auctions site specifically designed for municipalities, Emmaus is conducting a 2-week auction of this heavy equipment. It is looking to garnish thousands of dollars to be put back into its budget.
Anna Louise Eisenhard, 82, of Lower Macungie Township, died March 5, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Delmar F. Eisenhard. Born in Topton, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Maggie (Hausman Strauss) Brensinger.
Before retiring in 1994, she worked as a seamstress for Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis. Along with her seamstress work, she enjoyed knitting and ceramics.
The YWCA of Bethlehem is seeking donations for its annual Prom Dress Day Event which will be held March 23 at the State Theatre, Easton. The event provides gently-used prom gowns to local high school juniors and seniors to alleviate the financial hardship of prom on girls and their families.
If you paid for medical or dental expenses in 2012, you may be able to get a tax deduction for costs not covered by insurance. The IRS wants you to know these seven facts about claiming the medical and dental expense deduction.
You must itemize. You can only claim medical and dental expenses for costs not covered by insurance if you itemize deductions on your tax return. You cannot claim medical and dental expenses if you take the standard deduction.
Deduction is limited. You can deduct medical and dental expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income.
Carly Barron, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Bonaventure University. Barron is majoring in strategic communications and digital media.
Jeanette "Tooty" Belshaw, 78, of Coopersburg, died unexpectedly March 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of John Belshaw for 58 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Potak) Glass.
She was a 1952 graduate of Bethlehem High School.
She was a member of Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Allentown.
Kevin Beers, 20, of Zionsville, was arrested for DUI and drug possession in the 900 block of Willow Street, Macungie, 1:40 a.m. Feb. 16. Beers was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of marijuana. He was in possession of approximately one ounce of suspected marijuana. Beers will be sent a summons ordering him to appear for a preliminary hearing before District Judge Donna Butler.
The Past Presidents Assembly of the Allentown Music Club recently announced they will again be offering their annual scholarship in musical performance.
This year's award of $1,000 will be presented to a qualifying high school senior in Lehigh or Northampton County, who has been accepted at an accredited school for the performing arts and be pursing music performance.
Applications are available through the guidance departments of the high schools and must be received by the scholarship chairman by April 10.
ArtsQuest will hold several events on Easter, March 31. There will be an Easter brunch with live music 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Musikfest cafe, SteelStacks, Founder's Way. Advance reservations are required.
There will be a screening of "Hop" 11:45 a.m.; a Peeps hunt 1:30 p.m. with an appearance by the Easter bunny; and The Lesson Center students will perform 2 p.m.
At 1:30 p.m. March 28 through 30, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will show "The Passion of the Christ."
For information and reservations, call 610-332-3378 or visit www.artsquest.org.
Civic Theatre of Allentown holds open auditions 7 p.m. March 18 for its May 4 -10 production of "Next to Normal," the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, in the upstairs rehearsal hall, 19th Street Theatre, 527 N 19th St., Allentown.
Callbacks are March 20.
Information: CivicTheatre.com, 610-432-8943