Under the hot July sun, families and friends gathered recently at Daniel Rice Field in Bethlehem during the eighth annual VegFest Street and Food Festival.
The festival theme was vegetarian and vegan food accompanied by nonprofit organizations and retail vendors.
Many in attendance opted to try meatless meals while listening to live music and taking informational pamphlets from animal rights activists, pig rescuers and environmental activists.
Food trucks and food stations recreated classic dishes, minus animal product ingredients.
Wild Cherry Park will finally get it’s expanded parking lot which was presented at the Aug. 2 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting.
A bid award was accepted from James R. Kenney Excavating and Paving in the amount of $351,000. Seven bids were received ranging from $584,000 to $351,000. The project will include construction of the parking lot, driveway, landscaping and related storm water management improvements.
There was an executive session prior to the meeting regarding township litigation.
If you like animals, music, gardening, competitions, martial arts, colonial history, or any and all things blueberry, you’d be bound to love Historic Bethlehem’s 31st annual Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation recently.
The jammed parking lot attested to the fact that the festival has many, many fans of all ages. For the young, pony rides were available and in a barn kids could read to therapy dogs.
Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program is “Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab” by Tom Frankenfield. Hams and others interested are always welcome. For directions, visit http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.
Alburtis Police Chief Robert Palmer asked Solicitor David Knerr about the procedure to hire police officers at the July 25 Alburtis Borough Council meeting.
Chief Palmer requested a list of eligible candidates from the Civil Service Commission as he has six applicants. Knerr advised him the civil service statute was changed about five years ago and Chief Palmer should have the required background checks completed before the investigations. Eligible applicants would be subject to results of the background check and the investigation and council approval.
Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.
This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.