Troop 431, which meets at Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, welcomed five new Eagle Scouts at a ceremony April 29.
Joshua G. Light, son of Greg and Kathryn Light, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School. He joined Scouting as a Tiger Cub. Light worked with the Allentown Parks Department and Pennsylvania Wildlands Conservancy on a restoration of the habitat of Trout Creek Park to earn his Eagle award. His project included planning, organizing, and overseeing construction of 33 birdhouses and three large bat boxes for the park.
EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT District honored by inclusion in the 2013 NSBA education technology site visit program
Efrain Morales speaks English as a second language; Abby Heilenman has read "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman; Jack Arcadipane is completing an environmental project. Children of different ages, in different schools, in different subjects share a common experience. They are East Penn School District students employing technology to accomplish academic goals.
Mary Rarich, of Macungie, received the Mayor's Volunteerism Award at a ceremony April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The City of Allentown presented the award to 15 constituents at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Rarich attended with her son, David. Volunteer Coordinator for Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Donna Henry, submitted the nomination.
Rarich began volunteering at Phoebe in October of 1968 through the Red Cross. She was acknowledged for her 45 years of service at an annual volunteer lunch. Rarich, 94, continues to volunteer once a week.
The ninth annual Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial 5K was held May 5 in the Lehigh Parkway.
Sponsored by the Central Catholic High School student council, this event was once again a great success. Many CCHS students and alumni, along with members of the Allentown Fire Department participated in the race.
CCHS alum Colin Fitzgerald won the race, followed by current CCHS senior Tyler Fox.
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Nicholas Caldarelli Memorial Fund, which helps to raise awareness for the hazards of driving under the influence.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus High School Class of 1942 gathers at the Superior Restaurant recently for their reunion. Pictured are back row, left to right: Wilmer Hertzog, Bruce Moyer, Bruce Bortz, Frank Sadrovitz, William Vargo; front row, left to right: Mary Kirk, Ruth Greenawalt, Dorothy Oberholtzer, Phoebe Derr, Ethelmae Traub and Dorris Schaffer.
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND
Customers and shareholders were invited to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and spend time with bank executives and employees in thanks for the growth of Embassy Bank in the Lehigh Valley.
In response to a plea from township resident John Hinkle, Upper Milford Township supervisors last week agreed to expand the hours of the township's yard waste recycling center.
The center is currently open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.
At the supervisors' May 2 meeting, Hinkle argued many residents work on Saturdays and cannot get their yard waste to the center. Even for those who do not work, the current hours are not enough time to clean up their yards and get to the center before it closes.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Nutrition Group, East Penn's food service provider, presented a nutrition, health and safety fair 9 a.m to 1:30 p.m. April 27 at Lower Macungie Middle School. Information on nutrition and healthy snacks was provided as well as health screenings.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church held a flea market April 20.