Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey ambassadors, the clown couple of Dave and Cherie, recently paid a visit to the St. Luke's University Hospital Network Bethlehem Campus' pediatric floor spreading fun and laughter among staff and patients.
Popping in and out of about a half dozen patients' rooms, the bumbling Dave and innocent appearing Cherie juggled, performed card tricks and slight of hand routines, and all the while helped the youngsters forget they were recuperating in a hospital setting by making them smile and laugh.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate welcomed into Emmaus.
@$:The First Friday Sunset Stroll in Emmaus has some special musical entertainment.
Central Catholic High School will hold two fall open houses 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 in Mason Auditorium. All prospective students and their families are welcome to learn more about the school by participating in panel discussions and student led tours. For more information and to register for the event, visit the school's website at acchs.info.
The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, will host a winter coat drive through Oct. 14. This is the 17th year of the drive and over 500 coats were distributed last year. Coats will be donated to the local Salvation Army and the Milford Square Women's and Children's Shelter.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building. The event will be a celebration of the publication of their recent book on the history of Upper Milford Township. For more information, call 610-966-4851.
The Allentown Sylvan Learning Center at 2211 Mack Blvd., Allentown, recognized two young area students for their outstanding participation in Sylvan's summer reading program.
Abby Correll, a sixth grader at Salisbury Middle School, read nine books and completed nine book report projects.
Hunter Lindaman, a second grader from Siegfried Elementary School in the Northampton School district read 14 books and completed 14 book report projects.
Both students received a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card for their accomplishments.
@$:Families open their homes to New York City children.
Q: What is West Nile virus?
A: West Nile virus is a new virus imported accidently into the United States in 1999 in New York. Within three years it has emerged as a recurring mosquito-borne infectious disease across the entire country.
Q: How is it spread?
The Friends of the Macungie Institute have found themselves under scrutiny by Macungie Borough Council, some of whom feel the group is not separated clearly from the trustees of the institute.
In particular, Debra Cope and council President Jean Nagle have been looking into an issue of the Friends' bylaws, which they claim is based on some unclear wording concerning "comingling" of trustees and voting members of the Friends, and which has hitherto been allowing the trustees too much control over who of the Friends votes and who or what they vote for.