Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.
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Adams Outdoor Advertising thanks all utility personnel for their help in the Lehigh Valley with this billboard found along Route 22 eastbound by Lehigh Valley Laser Tag.
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Lions Club holds flea market
East Penn Superintendent Dr. Thomas Seidenberger discussed make-up days for Hurricane Sandy at the Nov. 12 board of school directors meeting.
The district had two extra days built into its schedule to account for inclement weather, but will have to make up the two other days missed because of the storm. Seidenberger said those make up days will tentatively be Feb. 15, 2013 and March 28, 2013.
Feb. 15. 2013 is the Friday before Presidents Day weekend and the students will still have off the Monday of the following week. March 28, 2013 is the Thursday before spring break.
Church of the Good Shepherd UCC was completely full with people standing in the back of the church Nov. 8 during the Celebration of Life Service for former Alburtis Borough Fire Police Chief and Mayor Robert W. Mader who died Oct. 22. Besides Mader's family and many friends the entire Alburtis Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Police and Police Department, many neighboring fire departments and ambulance corps attended including Topton, Lower Macungie, Macungie, Trexlertown, Zion Lehigh and more.
Residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.
Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the general election.
Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in Lehigh and Berks counties.
Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as a Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge.
Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.
In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.
In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.
McNeill ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.
All votes will be certified within the next few weeks.
Several elements came together to give Charlie Dent an easy path to re-election as the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
The popular Republican had the advantage of incumbency heading into the election.
First elected in 2004, Dent has held onto his seat in Congress with wide margins in recent years.
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The Emmaus High School Class of 1952 gathers for their annual reunion at Brookside Country Club.