The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to underprivileged families. For information, email jniffer20@ yahoo.com.
Within a month, Macungie gained a new 30-hour police officer, three new police GPS units and a new council president.
Newly appointed president Chris Becker moderated the meeting for the first time Feb. 4.
Richton Penn was appointed as a police officer effective immediately.
Chief of Police Ed Harry put Penn forward as a candidate for the 30-hour officer position, created under this year's budget.
Penn has been working as a part-time officer since last June. Harry said he does not intend to immediately fill the part-time position left vacant by Penn's promotion.
The Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will host a legal rights seminar for victims of housing discrimination 2 p.m. For more information, call 610-820-2400.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be NASA Astronaut Terry Hart, in person. Members and interested public are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org, email ke3aw@ arrl.net or call 610-432-8286.
Newly appointed President of the Emmaus Arts Commission Teri McManamon reported Emmaus' SnowBlast celebration was a success at the Feb. 4 council meeting.
McManamon said more local businesses participated in the event than any previous year. Events took place around town with artistic venues at the Clock Building and the Emmaus Public Library. She reported the ice bar, sponsored by the Main Street Partners and created by Bear Creek Mountain Resort, was a success.
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Holy Spirit Christian Nursery School celebrated the Chinese New Year Jan. 23 and 24 with children wearing pajamas, reading stories and eating pancakes. The students made
dragon masks and held a dragon parade at the end of the school day.
On Jan. 30, Alburtis Borough Council discussed the possibility of taking over the Lockridge Church on the corner of Franklin and Church streets and the 17-acre bird sanctuary located between School Street and Fort Sumpter Road from Lehigh County. Council is waiting to see what Lehigh County has to say because the borough wants to be able to afford the repairs needed at the church before making a decision.
Mayor Kathleen Palmer is in favor of taking over the building because it is part of the history of Alburtis.
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The SnowBlast Winter Festival was held in Emmaus Feb. 1 and 2.
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The 36th Annual Canine Learning Experience was held at Agricultural Hall, Allentown Jan. 26.