Nearly 50 elementary school age Cub Scouts from the Trexler District of the Minsi Trails Council who have placed in their local races gathered March 2 for the "The Big Race" to see who fashioned the fastest car made from a block of pinewood.
The event was held at the Mack Customer Service Center behind the Queen City Airport off Lehigh Street in Allentown.
Scouts from eight Cub Packs and family members from the Trexler District of the Minsi Trails Council of Boy Scouts of America participated in the annual derby event.
Kayla Springer, of Allentown, graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts in communication. Springer was also named to the dean's list for her final semester.
The Lehigh County Commissioners tabled a bill that would extend the charter of the Lehigh County Authority at its Feb. 27 meeting.
The LCA's charter, which currently expires in 36 years, needs to be extended an additional 14 years in order for the authority to bid on the proposed 50-year lease for Allentown's water.
Kaylyn Syvret, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list. Syvret is a senior majoring in theater arts management.
Abigail Eichorn, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list. Eichorn is a freshman majoring in television and radio.
Gina Echevarria, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list. Echevarria is a freshman majoring in humanities and sciences.
Danielle Zickl, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list. Zickl is a sophomore majoring in writing.
Dr. Terrence Roberts, who was one of the "Little Rock Nine," the first group of black students to be formally integrated into a white school, visited Penn State Lehigh Valley Feb. 27 in honor of Black History Month.
Amy Glasser, of Allentown, was named to the University of Hartford dean's list.
At their Feb. 27 meeting, Operations Manager Christopher Greb of Macungie Ambulance Corps advised Alburtis Borough Council the Corps received two awards in 2012.
They received the "Eastern PA EMS Council's Gold Standard of Excellence" award and the "Cares" award.
"Out of 88 [Ambulance Corps] services, four received this award and we were one of them," Greb said of the Gold Standard of Excellence award.
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Cub Pack 431 holds their Blue and Gold banquet and an "Arrow of Light" ceremony recently.
Members of the greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group met at the Lower Macungie Library Feb. 27 for a workshop on writing and publishing tips.
The forum was led by David Miller II, of Macungie, author of "Time Birds" and "A Gift of Love" on the Lutheran Home of Topton.
Francis J. Waller, Ph.D. of Lower Macungie, attended with questions on publishing. He has written various books on chemistry.
Pat Waller, of Lower Macungie, a writer of articles for the National Association of Biology Teachers, also attended.
East Penn Board of School Directors President Charles Ballard called for the state to increase funding for public education at the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing 2 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in Bethlehem City Hall's Town Hall, 10 East Church St., Bethlehem.
Ballard, an assistant regional director for the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, said adequate basic and special education funding must be a priority in the 2013-2014 state budget. In his 20 minute testimony to the committee, Ballard also stressed the reduction or elimination of unfunded mandates.