PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND
Girl Scout Cookies are delivered to the Lehigh Valley.
The Macungie Minstrelaires perform an entertaining concert at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center recently.
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold a variety of noncredit fitness classes for recreation, body and soul this semester. The following classes will be held at LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville unless otherwise noted.
Balance and Mobility will run 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 11.
Belly Dancing will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 26.
Ballroom Sampler I will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, March 1 through 22.
Ballroom Sampler II will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 through March 18.
State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, has been re-appointed as Democratic chairman of the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. She has served in this position since she was first elected to the Senate in 1998.
The committee reviews legislation involving utility issues and the state boards that license and regulate numerous professions in Pennsylvania.
The Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation, in cooperation with the Lehigh County Bureau of Parks & Recreation, is pleased to announce the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Located in northwestern Lehigh County, Leaser Lake is a 117-acre lake surrounded by 530 acres of park land. Ideas are currently being developed to build an accessible recreation area at the western access to the lake. Proposed facilities may include an accessible canoe/kayak launch, fishing dock, picnic area, trail and restrooms.
Nationally recognized journalist, commentator, speaker and Allentown resident Pamela Varkony spoke at the Jan. 8 T.R.I.A.D. meeting on the topic of empowering women throughout the world.
Varkony is extremely involved in politics and the community, serving on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown City Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Allentown City Council. She was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.
About 130 enthusiastic Scouts from 13 area Troops practiced their winter Scouting skills at eight different Alaska-themed venues Jan. 19 at the Franko Farm recreation area in Salisbury Township.
Imaginative events in the Klondike Derby gave the students opportunities to train and develop skills in first aid, fire building, knots and lashing, lumberjack, stretcher carry, ice rescue, orienteering and determining the height and distance of distant objects using triangulation skills.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Score will host a free financial presentation 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 2005 City Line Road, Suite 200, Bethlehem. Vice President of Commercial Loans at Lafayette Bank Daniel Hilbert and former CEO of Paul Fredrick MenStyle Allen Abbott will present, "Financing your Small Business: What You Need to Know about Borrowing and Raising Capital." To register, visit www.lehighvalley. score.org or call Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000.
As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting its fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The goal is to give students the unique experience of singing in a barbershop quartet and to offer an opportunity to improve their singing skills through the medium of close harmony a cappella singing. To date, 10 quartets are entered from Freedom, Northern Lehigh and Phillipsburg High Schools. Deadline for entries is Jan. 24.