Liberty Bell Church and Museum, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, is having a special exhibit celebrating the Liberty Bell Museum's 50th anniversary until Oct. 31.
Visitors can learn about the purpose of bells in Colonial life, why the bell was cast for the State House building, as well as the evolution of what was simply a town bell into what became a symbol of freedom recognized around the world.
The exhibit also answers the question: Why is there a museum dedicated to the Liberty Bell in Allentown?
The following local residents graduated from Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, and received degrees in their respective fields at the school's 65th annual commencement ceremony May 19:
ArtsQuest and more than one dozen area restaurants team up for the Appetizer Bowl, 4 - 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
Appetizers, dips and finger foods will be served in six different categories: Cheesiest, Seafood-based, Dips & Spreads, Veggie-based, Meat-based and Sauciest Couple (wings and sauce).
Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite in the "People's Choice" category. A judging panel will determine winners in the six appetizer categories.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police received complaints from two separate residents, one from Boxwood Court, the other from Elderberry Drive, on July 30 and 31 about a male going through the neighborhood purporting to be an intern with the Parkland School District.
The male, who was carrying paperwork that appeared to be a spreadsheet, attempted to ask questions ranging from satisfaction with the school district to athletics.
Arthur H. Muth, 91, of Allentown, died July 31, 2012, in his home.
He was the husband of the late Marie C. (Green) Muth.
Born in Upper Macungie Township, he was the son of the late Wilson E. and Mamie F. J. (Mohr) Muth.
He was a member of Cedar Union Church, Cetronia. He was also a member of American Legion Post 0480 of Kutztown and the Kutztown Optimist Club.
Having honorably served his country in the Army during World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 480, Kutztown. He was a forklift operator.
Ruth Carolyn Williams, 76, of Schnecksville, died Aug. 1, 2012, in the home of her daughter, Karen, and son-in-law, Linus in Midlothian, Va.
She was the wife of Homer Earl Williams.
The couple celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary last June 27.
Born Nov. 5, 1935, in Upper Macungie Township, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothea (Muth) Dehrs.
She was a customer service representative at the former Wachovia Bank, Cedar Crest Branch, before retiring.
Charles Robert McAnall III, 72, of Slatington, died on July 31, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
He was the life partner of Ronald K. DeLong.
Born June 28, 1940, in Canton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Charles Robert Jr. and Vivian Elizabeth (Farr) McAnall.
A graduate of Hoover High School, class of 1958, North Canton, Ohio, he also was a 1962 graduate of Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, including his junior year of studies in Salzburg, Austria; a 1965 SMM graduate of the School of Sacred Music at Union Theological Seminary.
The 4-H Equine Club recently had its picnic and members gave presentations on horses.
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Darren Lorah, a 2011 graduate of Parkland High School, qualified for West Virginia University's dean's honor list for the spring 2012 semester.
Lorah is studying civil engineering.
Jewel E. MacWilliam, 81, formerly of Allentown, died Aug. 1, 2012, in Westminster Village.
She was the widow of James H. MacWilliam.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Beulah (Schmoyer) Schoch.
A graduate of Allentown High School and Kutztown University, she was a public school librarian for 31-1/2 years.
She was a member of Boulevard Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown.
She was a member of various educational and library organizations.
She is survived by her cousins.