PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
KNBT Halloween in Emmaus 5K Race held prior to Halloween parade.
This year, all Lehigh County residents will vote for the United States Representative from the 15th Congressional District.
Charlie Dent, a Republican, will face Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, in the Nov. 6 contest.
Dent was unopposed in his primary, while Daugherty defeated Jackson Eaton 59 percent to 41 percent.
Dent has progressed through both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States House of Representatives.
First elected in 2004, Dent has held on to his seat in congress with wide margins in recent years.
United States Tennis Association and Middle States Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee Bruce Kisthardt and Lisa Houser, a former college tennis player and certified child learning specialist, will offer tennis lessons 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Macungie Memorial Park gym.
The program is designed for children ages six through 12 and focuses on tennis fundamentals with games and fun. The program will conclude with a holiday tennis party Dec. 17.
All lessons will be held indoors at the park.
The East Penn school board honored six Emmaus High School students Oct. 22 for their placement as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Daniel Brnjdar, Terence Cawley, Thomas Fang, Ryan Jaeger, Connor Maake and Neeraj Tatikola appeared before the board to receive their honorary certificates and some words of thanks from the superintendent.
"Congratulations and best wishes, and hopefully your dreams will come true with hard work and using the talent that you have. Good luck," Dr. Thomas Seidenberger said.
Joe Kunkler does not think of his patrons as customers at Eisenhard's Decorating Center, 1031 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Rather, he thinks in terms of relationships and describes his highly personal way of conducting business as his competitive edge over big box decorating stores.
Eisenhard's became well established at its Chestnut Street address after opening in 1952 by founders Al and Jake Eisenhard.
"When I acquired the business in 1977, its primary product was vinyl flooring," Kunkler said. "Over the years we expanded into a full-service home decorating store."
The Penn State Lehigh Valley Political Society and Student Government Association sponsored a "Meet Your Legislator Event" at the Center Valley Campus Oct. 11.
State Senator Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Representative Gary Day, R-187th, and State Representative Justin Simmons, R-131st, attended the event to speak to students and answer questions about state policy.
"We love events like this because it gives us a second to pause, think about our day and talk to people," Day said. "It is wonderful to speak to a crowd who is younger, yet highly engaged."
Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots will be all drive-through at Dorney Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.
Alburtis Mayor Robert Mader went to sleep Sunday night unaware it was his final day of a lifetime of service to those he loved in the borough.
Mader died Oct. 22 at his home.
Retiring in 2000, Mader, 77, lived his days filled with service to others.