Councilwoman Debra Cope began the Jan. 21 meeting with a statement about the direction of Macungie's Council. As a newer councilwoman, Cope said she has observed negativity, resentment and other negative behaviors.
Cope suggested council should think about where they are heading. She said she would like to see more transparency and more understanding about changes and explained changes bring about risk but are part of the process.
Cope nominated Chris Becker as the new...
Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold a variety of noncredit fitness classes for recreation, body and soul this semester. The following classes will be held at LCCC's main campus in Schnecksville unless otherwise noted.
Balance and Mobility will run 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 4 through March 11.
Belly Dancing will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 through March 26.
Ballroom Sampler I will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays, March 1 through 22.
Ballroom Sampler II...
Emmaus Borough Council unanimously approved the use of the Emmaus Triangle for the SnowBlast Winter Festival at the Jan. 21 meeting.
Council also voted to permit the sale of alcohol at the event by a 6-1 margin with Councilman Brian Holtzhafer opposed.
Michael Arndt and Cody Sabaski were appointed to the Emmaus Fire Department at the meeting. Council unanimously approved the appointments after a recommendation by Borough Manager Shane Pepe.
Current Emmaus Firefighter...
Dr. Julian Agyeman, chair of Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will present a talk, "Understanding the Challenges of Environmental Justice in an Unequal World," 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College.
The event is free and open to the public.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, Bethlehem, is looking for office volunteers to help with data entry and mailings. Contact Lyndsey Cumello at 610-921-2329 or email@example.com.
MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Bethlehem, needs persons willing to deliver meals to homebound clients living in the Slate Belt area. Contact Janet Soos at 610-691-1030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Macungie Minstrelaires perform an entertaining concert at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center recently.
State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-134th, is asking parents and grandparents who are thinking of starting a college savings account to consider the benefits of opening a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program.
"Opening a 529 plan is an investment in our future," Simmons said. "Considering the history of the cost of a college education, there's no better time than now to start saving toward a gift that will pay off down the road."
The PA 529 plan is designed to help savings grow to...
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beichey of Northampton announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Ross Beichey, to Jennifer Colleen Murphy, daughter of Michael and Lorraine Murphy of Peabody, Mass.
The engagement took place in April 2012. in the Cayman Islands.
Ben graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial-organizational development psychology and a postgraduate degree in international business management...
As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting its fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The goal is to give students the unique experience of singing in a barbershop quartet and to offer an opportunity to improve their singing skills through the medium of close harmony a cappella singing. To date, 10 quartets are entered from Freedom, Northern Lehigh and Phillipsburg High Schools. Deadline for entries is Jan. 24....
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELAND
Girl Scout Cookies are delivered to the Lehigh Valley.