Before the end of the last school year, Skills- USA held its eighth annual culinary challenge at the Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.
Teams from LCTI, Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career and Technical Institute, and Upper Bucks County Technical School competed for the People’s Choice Award.
Judges included Laurie Hackett, Air Products; Kristen Rinaldi, Lehigh Valley Style; Chris Porreca, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Bobby Gunther Walsh, radio station WAEB 790 AM.
One hundred and thirty high school musicians from District 10, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, performed before the end of the last school year at Parkland High School.
Richard Sniscak, superintendent with Parkland School District, gave the opening remarks.
Eric Hahn, president with PMEA District 10 also spoke.
The opening numbers were directed by Parkland High School Director Jason Lerew.
He then introduced the guest conductor Dennis Glocke, professor with Penn State University.
Professor Glocke is the director of concert bands at Penn State.
Several members of the first Parkland High School senior class met May 10 at the Hops at the Paddock, South Whitehall, for their 67th reunion.
This was the first class to graduate from the recently renamed South Whitehall High School as students from North Whitehall wanted a more neutral name.
A contest was held and the winning name, Parkland, was submitted by Mary Lou Urffer.
The high school in 1950 was at what is now the Troxell building, North Cedar Crest Boulevard, South Whitehall.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps sponsored its annual 5K Run and Walk on May 20 at Cedar Creek Parkway West, 4200 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.
More than 90 entrants enjoyed a rainy start with help from the IronPigs “Pork Racers.”
South Whitehall Township Police Department’s explosive detection K-9 Kimber with Officer Colin Beaumont and Allentown Fire Department’s arson dog Judge with Allentown Fire Chief Lee T. Laubach Jr., were on hand to demonstrate their skills.
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Boy Scout Troop 57, Schnecksville, had a flag retirement ceremony May 6 at Community Fire Company No. 1., Schnecksville.
Retired Lehigh County Community College President Don Snyder shared his thoughts on patriotism and the meaning of the flag as it relates to veterans.
A number of veterans attended the ceremony.
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Upper Macungie Township police and firefighters along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded May 2 to a report of a car into a trailer near the former Terry Hill Water Park, Upper Macungie Township.
A 1979 Jeep CJ-7 had rolled down a hill in the Terry Hill Mobile Home Park and hit the rear of a home, causing damage to the master bedroom area of the home.
The owner was not home at the time of the crash.
Earlier in the morning, the Jeep’s owner had attempted to start it, but was not successful.
PPL Utilities recently sponsored a safety program geared to elementary school students throughout their distribution region.
One of their stops recently was at the Schnecksville Elementary School, where kindergarten through second graders learned how to be safe around electrical outlets and appliances.
The program taught by actors representing the National Theatre for Children, Minneapolis, Minn., was a high energy, interactive event geared to reach younger children.
The Relay for Life Team from Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia, recently sponsored a fundraising bingo.
The church social room was filled with both avid bingo players, as well as some new to the game.
After all the games were finished and totals counted, the team realized a profit of more than $1,200 which will go to support Relay for Life events in the Lehigh Valley.
South Whitehall Township sponsored a free Youth Fishing Derby at Covered Bridge Park on April 22, Earth Day 2017.
Children and parents lined the banks of the Jordan Creek between the Wehr’s Mill and Manassas Guth covered bridges in search of the largest fish to be named a winner in one of four age-related categories.
The Jordan Creek was stocked with nearly 500 trout from the Lehigh County and Cedarbrook Co-op Nursery to provide an ample supply of fish for the catchin’.
Trixie’s Treats and Ruffin it Barbeque were on site with plenty of food to feed the hungry anglers.
Junior firefighter Faith Higgins and Probationary firefighter Ercilio Sangiovanny wipe down Cetronia Engine 312 following the effects of a recent fast moving cold front.
As the entire Lehigh Valley was jostled by the storm, South Whitehall firefighters responded to a flurry of calls for fires in electrical wires, trees and wires down on roadways as well as numerous reports of vehicle accidents as the storm passed.