Emma Yorkey, a resident of Mosser Nursing home, Trexlertown, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family May 5 at Good Will Fire Company. No. 1, also in Trexlertown. A native of Topton, Yorkey was surrounded by well-wishers from near and far.
Yorkey, the mother of eight children, has 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Residents of Fogelsville and surrounding communities remembered those who gave their all fighting wars for their country during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery, Fogelsville.
The Fogelsville Memorial Day ceremony was led by St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Nelson Quinones.
Members of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Robert M. Fegely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8282, Breinigsville, also joined in the remembrance.
Members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran and St. John’s UCC choirs sang “Taps” at the end of the program.
Eighth-grade students from the Parkland School District recently had a unique opportunity to study physics.
All it took was a trip to Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and riding the roller coasters.
Each group of four to six students was given an assignment to solve a physics problem related to roller coasters.
Cedar Union Church, South Whitehall, presented a First Responders Appreciation Service on May 5.
Lutheran Pastor John Lamb and United Church of Christ Pastor Candi Cain-Borgman greeted the first responders and acknowledged their contributions to the health, welfare and safety they provide to township residents.
Fogelsville native and successful florist Michael Grim recently brought an educational and entertaining floral program to St. John’s UCC, Fogelsville.
Grim and husband, Jim Osburn, demonstrated their flower and place setting expertise in front of a church full of old friends, family and new admirers.
Since leaving Allentown and moving to Manhattan and then Bridgehampton, Long Island, Grim’s reputation has grown to now count Billy Joel, Christy Brinkley and Julie Andrews as his clients.
There’s a new business in town and it’s providing relief to new drivers who need take the Pennsylvania driver’s license test, but have a long wait at state testing sites.
Andre Wilkerson, owner of AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown, and his family had a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 3 at the new facility.
AW Driving School is a PennDOT authorized third-party testing site in the Lehigh Valley.
The school teaches new drivers and then tests and certifies that they have met the criteria to receive their license.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo celebrated Easter weekend with numerous events April 18-22.
On April 18, there was a Bean the Sloth meet-and-greet, and on Monday, Earth Day, various community groups showed ways to help protect the Earth from pollution and degradation due to climate change.
Monday was also a good day to meet Luani, a 2-1/2-year old African penguin. Luani is a Lehigh Valley native as he was born at the zoo.
Older penguins now call the zoo their home as part of the Save Animals From Extinction program.
Parkland High School’s community resource fair welcomed members of the public April 6 to meet and speak with representatives of various service organizations from the Lehigh Valley.
Greeting visitors to this year’s resource fair was a Toyota Mirai provided by Air Products, Trexlertown.
The Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell electric car providing exceptional fuel economy and emitting water as its only exhaust.
Test drives around the school parking lot were available for licensed drivers.
Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn volunteer firefighters were dispatched just after 5 p.m. March 31 to a house fire at 965 Hollow Court, South Whitehall Township.
Also responding were Western Salisbury firefighters who brought along a supplemental aerial truck and Alburtis firefighters for a rapid intervention team.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were dispatched to provide EMS coverage, if needed, as was a township police officer.
Lehigh County Special Operations Team, Cetronia volunteer firefighters, Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, Allentown City paramedics and South Whitehall police responded to a possible hazard materials incident around 11 a.m. March 26 at the office of the bishop for the Allentown Catholic Diocese.
The office, located inside the American Bank building, 4029 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, was evacuated, as was the bank.