When Michael Arenella brought his Dreamland Quarter from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Willow Lane Elementary School for a Friday afternoon program March 22, he brought more than just a musical presentation. Arenella brought a history lesson for the youngsters and an appreciation for music that in the 1920s and 1930s was labeled "dangerous" by many.
Their delivery, as well as their instruments, attire, and equipment are faithfully accurate to the era, and Arenella's musicians played their "hot...
The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley hosted a state budget forum at Northampton Community College March 28, featuring state and local representatives and a panel of guest speakers who shared their perspectives on the burgeoning budget process.
Scores of local activists, government officials and nonprofit leaders filled the sixth-floor hall at the Fowler Family Southside Campus for the mostly informational meeting.
Peter Tartline, Pa. executive deputy secretary of the...
PRESS PHOTOS BY SHARON SCHRANTZ
The Easter Bunny makes a special stop at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center March 23 to have breakfast with the children and their families.
State Rep. Ryan Aument, R-Lancaster, introduced House Resolution 139 (HR 139) that called for a comprehensive study of educational programs available to gifted students in Pennsylvania school districts.
The House Education Committee passed this resolution with a unanimous vote to send it to the full House for second consideration on April 8 and a final house vote April 9 or 10.
The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education fully supports HR 139 and asks for help to make...
Young Pennsylvanians interested in pursuing environmental careers are invited to apply by April 15 for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' summer residential camp.
The Exploring Careers Outdoors Camp, or ECO Camp, will introduce 20 to 25 students in grades 10 to 12 to conservation and environmental careers.
This year's camp will begin July 7, at Kirby Episcopal House and Chapel, Mountain Top, Luzerne County.
The camp is near Nescopeck State Park and...
On April 19, Lower Macungie Middle School will host their second annual mini-thon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund for pediatric cancer.
The mission of The Four Diamonds Fund is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support and innovative research.
Any family with a child being treated for pediatric cancer at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is...
The Emmaus Police Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals Unit, representatives from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, has determined the fire at 36-38 South 5th Street, Emmaus March 17 is not suspicious in nature.
"No indication of criminal activity was found during the course of the investigation," a statement from the police department noted. "The fire was...
With the announcement from the Lehigh County Coroner March 19, the Emmaus community learned the names of the four fire victims and began the process of mourning.
Perished in the fire March 17 were Montana Twining, 16, Melissa A. Twining, 48, David Jenkins Jr., 65, and Lena Maria Adamo, 56.
Services were held for Montana, Melissa and Jenkins March 24 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Services for Adamo were held March 24 in Garfield, N.J.
Three funds have been established to help the families of the Emmaus fire victims.
Memorial donations are being directed to the Twining/Jenkins Memorial Fund, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Emmaus, 18049; the proceeds of which will be used to help the victims of this past week's fire in Emmaus. Any residual monies will be directed to the Rejoicing Spirits Ministry at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. Every effort is being made to emotionally...
PRESS PHOTOS BY MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER
It was a sunny, chilly morning for a community Easter egg hunt March 23 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Macungie.