With a fanfare of whirling blades, flashing lights and warning sirens, two ambulances and a helicopter arrived at the helipad at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township, but not in response to an emergency.
The new vehicles, gleaming black in the summer heat, heralded their own debut as critical care equipment for the region.
They call themselves "The Royal Order of the Flying Bullmooses" – an improbable name until you understand the genesis of the group. They met during an Allentown Municipal Opera Company production of "Lil'l Abner" in 1963, and have remained friends and still party together after 50 years.
In a statement at the end of the East Penn Board of School Directors meeting July 8, Lynn Donches defended her proposed budget cuts from the last meeting and credited her lack of information to her fellow board members voting to deny her requests.
Donches believes she is not receiving sufficient information on expenditures to fulfill her responsibility as a board member.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program is "CW (Morse Code) Receive Speed Contest" Jon/NJ3I. Members and interested general public are welcome. For more information, visit www. dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL. NET or 610-432-8286.
U.S. AIR FORCE
Airman graduates basic training
Air Force Airman Lee R. Zitzer recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
PRESS PHOTO BY LORETTA FENSTERMACHER
Sitting on a high stool is Shirley Mader, surrounded by a few Alburtis volunteer firefighters, fire police, Borough Council persons, friends and family to celebrate the first annual Bob Mader Day at Alburtis Fire Company social quarters on South Main Street in Alburtis. "We didn't plan anything this year, but will next year," Councilperson Sherryann Oels said. "I made brownies because Bob liked his sweets," Oels said. Mader was the former mayor of Alburtis who died Oct. 22, 2012.
Resident earns ministry certificate
Thomas Albright, of Allentown, was recognized as a member of the 2013 graduating class of Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Va., April 27. Albright graduated with a certificate of ministry studies.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Shepherd Hills Golf Club was the site of the eighth annual golf classic sponsored by the Emmaus Main Street Partners June 24.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON
Students earn advanced degrees
The following students earned graduate degrees: Michael P. Bucha, of Emmaus. earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a major in finance and international business,
Jeffrey A. Sitko, of Emmaus, earned a Master in Health Administration degree with a major in health administration, Sara N. Barnoski, of Macungie, earned a Master of Science degree with a major in curriculum and instruction,
The Emmaus Main Street Partners hosts a ribbon-cutting celebration for the new sign at Raymond James Financial, 45 S. Fourth St. Jim Baker, owner, took a few moments to thank everyone involved in the design, development and installation of the new sign. He detailed the process used to create the shape, the types of materials used, and the positive impact he believes it will have in the community.