PRESS PHOTO BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently displayed art created during the SnowBlast event in February at Lee Gribbons Restaurant. ABOVE: Richard Farmer discusses the artwork with EAC President Teri Sorg McManamon, Angela Faidley and Linda Waddell.
Stephen Ott, a Macungie resident, had just finished running his second Boston Marathon when bombs exploded at the finish line April 15.
Ott finished the marathon around 1:30 p.m. but ran another two and a half to three blocks after the finish line to the station where he received his medal.
"The last six miles of the marathon were hard because I pulled a hamstring," he said.
Ott said after 20 to 30 minutes and picking up his gear, he planned to return to the finish line.
CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, Bethlehem is looking for someone who loves to walk and would like to lead their weekly walking club. Must be able to lead a team of walkers on a 2.5 mile, hour long walk through the neighborhood around the main house. Contact Becky Morgan at 610-861-7555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Milford Township officials are seeking the person or persons who discarded four partly filled 30-gallon barrels in the vicinity of Scout Road near the railroad tracks April 17. Two of the barrels were determined to contain a mixture of waste motor oil and water, one contained kerosene and water and the fourth contained transmission fluid and water.
Judith Leiberman serves as the event coordinator for TRIAD, a group committed to disseminating "The Right Information And Direction" to the local community. The organization convenes monthly at Emeritus at Allentown, 1545 Greenleaf Street. The April 9 meeting featured Pamela Pillsbury, advocate for victims of human trafficking.
LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Residents, township still seeking answers to landscape change along Sauerkraut Lane
Several residents from the Winding Brook development attended the April 18 board of commissioners meeting to discuss the removal of trees along Sauerkraut Lane.
Christopher Doll, of Lantern Court, a cul de sac within the Winding Brook development, lost 48 trees. Doll thanked the township for doing what they could to either stop the removal and to assist the homeowners with the current situation. As Doll described the aftermath, it is like the "scorched earth approach."
PRESS PHOTO BY MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER
The iron furnaces built in 1868 at Lock Ridge Park serve as a backdrop for a large field of bluebells. The annual event draws a large number of artists and amateur and professional photographers as well as local residents.
The Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will host an open mic night 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be a platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and inspiration in an intimate setting.
Lower Macungie Township Commissioners will answer questions from the public at a candidates night 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road. All candidates have confirmed their attendance. The event is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
In anticipation of the upcoming National School Boards Association's "technology visit," East Penn's Director of Technology Michael Mohn presented a brief overview to the school board of the visit's structure and agenda.