U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced in a press release last week he is not seeking re-election in 2018. He has served nearly 27 years in state and federal legislatures.
The seven-term congressman said he has done his best in his many senior responsibilities to make a meaningful, positive impact on the Republican party to instill stability, certainty and predictability in Washington.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Ventriloquist Sandy, Andy and Friends will entertain. Non-members and guests are welcome; bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Bishop-elect Alfred A. Schlert was ordained as bishop and installed as the fifth bishop of Allentown Aug. 31 at a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Catherine of Siena.
The church is located at 18th and Turner streets in Allentown.
The Mass began 2 p.m. The procession of deacons, priests and bishops led Schlert to the altar.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaputwas the principal ordaining bishop. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, was also in the sanctuary.
The Aug. 30 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council began with a discussion of Norfolk Southern rental fees. The borough has a sewer line crossing under the railroad near the Main Street crossing.
The right to pass under the railroad was rented by the borough. The rent price has quadrupled to $1,700 for the upcoming year. Council wants to schedule a meeting with Norfolk Southern to make sure the rate would remain within a certain range for a number of years.
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Award-winning Lehigh Valley pastel artist Jacqueline Meyerson has added yet another honor to her impressive list of prizes and recognition by being selected to exhibit her painting, “Locked Up,” this month at the National Arts Club’s 45th annual “Enduring Brilliance” competition in Manhattan. To compete, Meyerson’s painting had to be juried from among 1,300 entries, with only 180 being selected.
“This is the crown jewel of pastel exhibitions, and to go to this event is very exciting,” Meyerson said.