The Lower Macungie Garden Club will host a field trip to Point Phillip Perennials, Danielsville. For more information, contact Janet at 610-336-0376.
Huff's Church Youth Group is now accepting orders for homemade apple dumplings. Place orders by Oct. 27. Pickup is scheduled noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. To order, call Minerva at 215-679-2668.
The Verizon Telecom Pioneers will hold their monthly meeting and lunch 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, Whitehall. Please bring a nonperishable item for the food bank.
The setting is bucolic, a terraced park hemmed by cornfields and trees. All appears peaceful and complete. But, like all developed areas, Lenape Park in Upper Milford Township is a work in progress. Upper Milford Youth Association teams employ its baseball diamonds, soccer fields and volleyball courts. The youth association is one of several groups striving to constantly improve the township's parks and, for the past 22 years, Phil Vanim has served as the group's treasurer.
Dr. Ziad Munson, an associate professor of sociology at Lehigh University, recently gave a lecture at the Emmaus Library about how the collective American preoccupation with al-Qaida has taken our focus away from the most likely – and most preventable – terrorism of the future.
"The bulk of research on terrorism over the past decade has focused on either individual level factors or larger structure factors responsible for generating and sustaining political violence," Munson said.
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Country Meadows of Allentown residents judge dog show
Upper Milford Township supervisors have scheduled a budget workshop meeting for 6 p.m. prior to their next regular meeting Oct. 18, to begin working on the 2013 budget.
Board members got their first look at township Manager Daniel DeLong's proposed budget at their Oct. 4 meeting, but DeLong said the proposal is just a first draft and it is too early to talk about numbers. He said only his proposal is slightly higher than this year's budget.
"It's a starting point," DeLong said.
Cody Myers and Brandon Smale are the recipients of the Parkland Garden Club's annual $750 scholarships, which have been awarded for the past 25 years.
Cody, the son of Brooke and Ken Myers, is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
He will attend Philadelphia University to study landscape architecture.
Brandon, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Smale, is a graduate of Palmerton Area High School. He will attend Delaware Valley College to study agricultural business.
The scholarships were presented at a recent meeting.
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Lower Macungie Library hosts reading program
The Da Vinci Science Center's new exhibit "Bodies Revealed" shows complexities of the human body Leonardo himself could only imagine.
The tour through the various systems of the human anatomy uses real anatomical specimens to display unabated functionality in an educational and tasteful way.
The delicate displays look and feel like plastic but offer a true view into the human body through polymer injection, a process removing all of the water from an organ or system while replacing it with a polymer, and preserving it indefinitely.
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@$:Wreaths Across America fundraiser held at Lehigh Lodge