The Kuhnsville Lions Club had its annual Christmas party for local sight and hearing impaired residents Dec. 13 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Fogelsville.
This year, 14 hearing- and eight vision-impaired guests were treated to a meal and visit by Santa, as well as entertainment by members of the Lions Club.
South Whitehall residents and neighbors braved a rainy evening to celebrate the holiday season at the annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6.
Using two large tent covers to help protect from the rain, parents and children enjoyed music, a visit by Raven, a therapy horse from Manito Equestrian Center, and dancers from Studio West Dance Center.
And, of course, a visit by Santa Claus was the hit of the evening.
Upper Macungie Township Police Lt. Pete Nickischer was honored Saturday with the Beyond the Badge Award for Outstanding Community Service.
The award was presented Nov. 8 by the Officer David M. Petzold Memorial Foundation during its fifth annual Beyond the Badge celebration at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Also recognized for her ongoing fight against cancer was Candace Nickischer, his wife, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of the disease more than a year ago.
The Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently had a community open house at its new headquarters, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall.
Included in the tour was an introduction to the new Lehigh County Coroner's facility, a state-of-the-art morgue designed to be the most efficient and thorough available.
Also on display were apparatus and equipment used by the Lehigh County HazMat team as well as the Emergency Management Agency and the county specialty rescue teams.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, recently helped deliver meals to homebound residents of Lehigh County.
Dent volunteers his help to Wheels on Meals of Lehigh County whenever Congress is not in session.
According to Michele Grasso, development director for Meals on Wheels, there is an ongoing need for volunteers to deliver meals to those who cannot prepare meals for themselves.
There are now 420 recipients being served, up from 370 a year ago.
All three South Whitehall fire departments along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Western Salisbury, Lower Macungie and Alburtis fire departments responded to a house fire 3:53 p.m. Oct. 12, at 406 Beverly Drive, South Whitehall Township.
Smoke and flames could be seen in an attached sunroom and there was the possibility the fire would spread into the home.
Homeowner Roger Hamm, wife, Lori, and their daughter were home at the time and were trying to control the fire with a garden hose.