The 34th annual Live Christmas Pageant will be held 1:45 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Eighth Avenue Rose Garden Band Shell between Union Boulevard and W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.
The LBCP committee is seeking seven major and other sponsors to cover costs. They are also looking for new committee members as well as two baby boys age three to six months and walk-in volunteers of all ages for various roles such as shepherds, angels, townspeople and behind the scenes support.
Contributions may be sent to LBCP, P.O. Box 263, Bethlehem, 18016-0263. For information, call 610-865-0274.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter wonderland display 5 to 9 p.m. at their museum, 563 Chestnut St., Emmaus.
This year's 84th annual Sheeprock Trek started at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 22 with a clear starlit sky and temperatures in the mid-20s, a perfect start for more than 230 men, women and children to begin their trek up to Sheeprock Overlook for the 84th annual Thanksgiving sunrise service.
The annual trek is sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 71 and Girl Scout Troops 690 and 6413.
This trek started last week for most of the Scouts who spent the weekend raking leaves from the trail and making any necessary repairs to trails and bridges so everyone could have a safe and enjoyable walk.
The sound of engines filled the beautiful sunny afternoon as some 500 motorcycles loaded with toys set out to deliver these packages to some very excited children.
The 29th annual toy run led by A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) started in the Dorney Park parking lot Nov. 17. This event occurs every year through sunshine, rain, snow, sleet and any other weather. Nothing keeps the cyclists away from the smiling children's faces, their families and the staff at the center.
With budget season behind them, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners convened Nov. 20, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.
The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.
Peg McCormack shares Henry Ford's philosophy, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." Mother, collector, artist and councilwoman, McCormack strongly advocates community cooperation for community prosperity.
The City of Bethlehem's Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink is now open for public ice skating. Public skating is available from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 10 p.m.
Season passes are available for residents and non-residents. Group skating lessons begin Nov. 26; hockey clinics from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call 610-865-7081 or visit www.bethlehem-pa.org.
Kevin T. Deely Jr. called State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, to concede the race for the district seat in the Pennsylvania House Nov. 19.
According to the numbers provided by the voter registration offices of Northampton and Lehigh counties, the race was officially decided by a total of 416 votes.
In Lehigh County, the separation was only by one vote with 12,972 for Simmons and 12,971 for Deely.
Simmons received 1,293 votes in Northampton County while Deely only pulled 878 voters creating a separation of 415 votes.
PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Kyle and Kasee Beller visit with Santa Claus at the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown, after his official arrival Nov. 17.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
Church of the Nazarene, Macungie, was the host church for a community-wide Thanksgiving eve service Nov. 21.