Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event kicked off recently. This was the fifth annual walk hosted by the campus’s RISE club, a national organization with the mission to “rise up against sexual violence, abuse, trafficking and exploitation in the community, through awareness prevention, action and aftercare.”
BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is an organization of Lehigh Valley volunteers dedicated to supporting cancer services in the community through the annual sale of new and gently used items. Volunteers are needed for sale days at the Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, Illick’s Mill Road May 28-June 1. Contact Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a May 15 opinion piece regarding poppies offered by veterans and in a photo May 22 regarding veterans and poppies, The Press made reference to the poppies being sold by veterans. The veterans do not sell the poppies; they are offered for a donation. The Press apologizes for the errors.
In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County office of Aging and Adult Services’ 19th annual tribute to unsung heroes at Fellowship Community, Zentz Community Building, Whitehall.
This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.
Some of the honorees at the tribute included Linda E. Hengeveld, Ann E. Bartholomew, William E. Palmer, Melinda K. Bonanni and James W. Harper.
Linda E. Hengeveld
During the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting May 16, the commissioners announced the potential agreement of sale for the Lichtenwalner Farm along Macungie and Indian Creek roads for farmland preservation.
The Lichtenwalner Farm is 133 acres and has the best soil in the county, according to Lower Macungie Township Commissioner President Ronald W. Beitler. The farm is the second highest ranked farm in Lehigh County below the Weiner tract, according to Beitler.
The May 14 meeting of the Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission focused on a proposal from U-Haul for a self-storage area and the 5G Wireless Ordinance update.
Planning Director Sara Pandl said the project was a non-conforming use and the applicant was looking for a variance. The property would be Spring Creek Road near Route 100. Pandl said the buildings on the property would be outside of the 500-year flood plain on the property.
“This is ridiculous,” township resident Gerald L. Reinbold Jr. said as he addressed the Upper Milford Township supervisors May 16.
Reinbold was talking about his neighbor’s property, which he said is strewn with vehicles and trespassing chickens. He continued to object to the cars parked along the neighborhood roads near the property.