Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved the use of the Emmaus Triangle for the SnowBlast Winter Festival at the Jan. 21 meeting.
Council also voted to permit the sale of alcohol at the event by a 6-1 margin with Councilman Brian Holtzhafer opposed.
Michael Arndt and Cody Sabaski were appointed to the Emmaus Fire Department at the meeting. Council unanimously approved the appointments after a recommendation by Borough Manager Shane Pepe.
The Allentown Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for their interrupted studies grants. Grants are given to women both residing in, and attending school in, the greater Lehigh Valley area, who have had their college studies interrupted for at least six months and who have returned/are returning to school during the academic year beginning Summer 2013 and ending Spring 2014. Complete information and application forms are available on the AAUW website at aauwallentownpa.org. Deadline for receipt of applications Feb. 16.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Friends and family gather Jan. 10 to enjoy a pork and sauerkraut dinner at Lower Milford Fire Company.
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND
Girl Scout Cookies are delivered to the Lehigh Valley.
The Macungie Minstrelaires perform an entertaining concert at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center recently.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold a variety of noncredit fitness classes for recreation, body and soul this semester. The following classes will be held at LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville unless otherwise noted.
Balance and Mobility will run 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 11.
Belly Dancing will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 26.
Ballroom Sampler I will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, March 1 through 22.
Ballroom Sampler II will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through March 18.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, has been re-appointed as Democratic chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. She has served in this position since she was first elected to the Senate in 1998.
The committee reviews legislation involving utility issues and the state boards that license and regulate numerous professions in Pennsylvania.
The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land. Ideas are currently being developed to build an accessible recreation area at the western access to the lake. Proposed facilities may include an accessible canoe/kayak launch, fishing dock, picnic area, trail and restrooms.
Nationally recognized journalist, commentator, speaker and Allentown resident Pamela Varkony spoke at the Jan. 8 T.R.I.A.D. meeting on the topic of empowering women throughout the world.
Varkony is extremely involved in politics and the community, serving on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown City Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Allentown City Council. She was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.