The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 2013 rate schedule that will result in overall toll-revenue growth of 3 percent. It entails a 10-percent toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2-percent toll increase for those who pay with E-ZPass. With the increase, E-ZPass customers who currently see as much as a 17 percent savings on Turnpike tolls will save about 25 percent starting next year. The new rates became effective Jan. 6.
Emmaus High School will hold Keystone testing in algebra one.
Lower Macungie Middle School will hold history day presentations.
Eyer Connections will meet 9 to 10 a.m. for their morning meeting.
Lincoln Elementary School PTO will meet 9 to 9:30 p.m. in the principal's conference room.
Jefferson Elementary School will hold an Eagle Assembly 10 to 11 a.m.
Eyer Angel Network will meet 2 to 3 p.m.
Edgar R. Dennis, 84, of Emmaus, died January 4, 2013, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Marjorie L. (Dundore) Dennis. The couple would have celebrated 60 years of marriage June 14. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Edgar L. and Esther M. (Krauss) Dennis.
He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus.
He was a graduate of Emmaus High School and played basketball, football, softball and ran track.
He was employed by General Electric in Allentown for many years working in the warehouse and driving a truck for the company.
Llewellyn D. Dottery, 91, of Mac-ungie, died December 31, 2012, in the Hospice Unit of the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Betty M. (Hein) Dottery. They celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary June 22. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Harvey and Maude Dottery.
He worked for the former Tyler Pipe Foundry in Macungie and Norwalk Truck Lines in Allentown for many years before retiring.
He served his country in the U.S. Army.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Executive Women's International will hold their monthly meeting 5:30 p.m. at Morgan's Restaurant, Allentown.
The Emmaus Farmers Market will be open 10 a.m. to noon every other Sunday January through April. The market features fresh produce, meats, cheeses and much more.
Pauline (Kozy) Meckes, 94, of Emmaus, died December 30, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of the late Paul Meckes. She was the daughter of the late Wasyl and Katherine (Bonchak) Kozy.
She worked at Rodale Manufacturing Co. and later as a cook in East Penn school cafeterias.
She was a member of St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Claire R. Fenstermaker, 84, of Allentown, died December 26, 2012, at Whitehall Manor. She was the wife of the late Walter J. Fenstermaker, who died in 1989. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Edna (DeLong) Bernhard.
She was a retired bookkeeper.
She was a member of Egypt Community Church, Egypt.
She is survived by sisters, June Herman and Mary Jane Hittner; Walter's sons, Dale and Kenneth Fenstermaker; four nieces and four nephews.
Dr. Harry J. Nonne-macher, 67, of Pensacola, Florida, died December 23, 2012. He was the husband of Sylvia Hiester Nonnemacher. They were married for 44 years. He was an ordained minister serving the Lord in the Pastorate and Pensacola Christian College and Pensacola Theological Seminary.
Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.
Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.
The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs, recognize the signs and symptoms and learn the strategies to assist those with these problems.