Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a banquet and awards banquet at the Northampton Community Center.
The celebration was attended by volunteer firefighters, women’s auxiliary members, their families and Upper Macungie Township officials.
Keynote speaker for the evening was retired Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann.
Members of the Parkland Garden Club recently traveled throughout the Parkland School District handing out tree saplings to first grade students.
During their stop at Cetronia Elementary School, saplings were made available to students in four first-grade classes and an evergreen sapling was planted at the school.
Parkland Community Library recently presented a discussion and demonstration of 3D printing in the South Whitehall Township building.
Becky Wanamaker, adult services librarian, hosted the program presented by Dr. Hal Scholz, instructor of physics and engineering at Penn State, Lehigh Valley.
Scholz discussed the history of 3D printing and its evolution as a modern technology in widespread use today.
Upper Macungie Township police have joined the ranks of other Lehigh Valley police departments targeting aggressive driving on the region’s highways.
Sgt. Dathan Schlegel and Officer Robert Djevharian used an electronic speed detection device along Route 222 South, at the Trexlertown Road South intersection to document the speed of passing traffic.
Enradd, an electronic non-radar device, uses lasers to quickly and accurately determine the speed of any passing vehicle.
Local Girl Scouts recently celebrated World Learning Day at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall.
World Learning Day, celebrated Feb. 22 or the nearest Saturday honors the accomplishment of women throughout history.
Women of note at the celebration included Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, Julia Childs and others.
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Members of Good Will Fire Co. Station 25, Trexlertown, were joined by members from Upper Macungie Station 56, Fogelsville Fire Co., Station 8, and neighboring first responders Jan. 18 to remember the event from 100 years ago which led to the creation of Station 25.
A devastating fire at the Schultz and Croll Knitting Mill, on the corner of Trexlertown Road and Hamilton street, nearly destroyed the village of Trexlertown.
The fire began around 5:30 a.m. when the coal and wood furnaces were stoked to capacity to fend off the harsh winter weather.
The high school cafeteria was packed with students Oct. 24 as Jillian Krempasky was crowned Parkland’s 2015 Homecoming Queen and Jack Dreisbach was crowned King during the homecoming dance.
The highlight of the evening, though, was the abdication of King Dreisbach as he gave up his crown to Dominic Morrone, a fellow student with a rare genetic disorder.
This act drew loud cheers from students and more than a few tears flowed from many in the crowd.
North Whitehall's Brosky family recently sponsored a whiffle ball tournament at Laurys Station Park in memory of loved one Steve Brosky, who died from pancreatic cancer.
The goal of the tournament was to raise funds to help find causes and cures for the disease.
Twenty-four, four-person teams competed in the heated whiffle ball tournament.
Lehigh Valley Federal Credit Union, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall, recently invited the public to a shredding event in the credit union's parking lot.
According to Manager/CEO Alan Billiard, the credit union contracts with a shredding company yearly to purge its files of old records in a secure manner.
This year, the decision was made to include the general public.
As the shredding company was already on site, the credit union's board of directors opened the service to anyone interested in destroying old but sensitive documents.
The Upper Lehigh Lions and the Parkland High School Leo clubs sponsored a charity duck race in Jordan Creek at Wehr Mill Park, South Whitehall May 17 to benefit Csala and Dan Beers of North Whitehall, who were each paralyzed in separate car accidents.
Lions and Leo club members sold rubber duckies at the Parkland High School Arts Festival to help the Beers renovate their home to be more handicapped accessible.