Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls from 3:30-6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.
Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting at 4:15 p.m.
Proof of age (between ages 10 to 14 as of Jan.1, 2013) and parents' written permission are required to participate.
This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.
Winners of their respective divisions will advance to district, regional and state competitions.
Santa Claus will be visiting the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company, 3755 Park Avenue, Neffs, between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 22.
In addition to a visit from the Jolly Ole' Elf, there will be light refreshments of milk and cookies provided by local businesses and holiday themed coloring activities for the kids.
There will also be a mailbox on site for those last minute letters to the North Pole.
Parents will be allowed to snap pictures of Ole' Saint Nick with their children.
Residents planning to attend need to call the fire station at 610-767 4784 or visit neffsfire.com.
Jeffrey K. Muth of Schnecks-ville lost his battle with cancer Nov. 30, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of Lois A. (Fenstermaker) Muth of Whitehall and the late James K. Muth.
He retired from the U.S. Army after serving 20 years.
He worked for the Lehigh Valley Post Office for more than 10 years and enjoyed bowling at the Rose Bowl, Allentown.
An umpire with many Lehigh Valley leagues, he was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem allege a 16-year-old Allentown male had a small amount of marijuana at 1:52 p.m. Nov. 16 at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, 4500 Education Park Drive, North Whitehall Township.
The teen was referred to Lehigh County Impact Project, police say.
in North Whitehall
U. of Delaware
make dean's list
The following local residents earned a GPA of at least 3.33 during the spring 2012 semester at the University of Delaware, Newark, Del., and were named to the school's dean's list:
Allentown: Kimberly Angelina, Seth Berg-man, Emily Baumert, Caroline Cameron, Zachary Cericola, Jessica Eberly, Casey Feinberg, Casey Griffin, Paige Hobaugh, Brittany Linn, Brian Ludrof, Nicholas Noda, Lauren Ofrichter, Lauren Praedin, Alexander Reichl, Nikki Roth, Kayla Titus, Paul Underwood, Christopher Yeisley;
Members of Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Dec. 6 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, for their membership luncheon.
Singer Claude Shappell will entertain. A business meeting will follow. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
For information, call 610-437-4265.
Berks-Lehigh Regional Police are investigating several thefts.
According to Criminal Investigator Peter Nickischer, sometime during the overnight hours of Nov. 24-25, numerous vehicles in Upper Macungie Township were broken into, ransacked or had cash and change stolen from inside.
This includes vehicles in the 200 and 300 block of Hopewell Drive, 6000 block of Hemlock Road, 200 block of Burrell Boulevard, zero hundred block of Kraft Drive and 6400 block of Fugazzotto Drive.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Township Supervisors, 6:45 p.m. hearing on request of Kings Restaurant Group to transfer liquor license to location at Glenlivet West and Turnstone Drive; 7 p.m. meeting to review and possibly adopt 2013 budget.
Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
Parkland sponsors district-wide Miles For Smiles walk-a-thon.
Thursday, Dec. 6: Elem.: Chicken tenders on whole grain roll or cheeseburger, oven-baked fries, peas, chilled fruit, cereal meal. M.S.: Bosco sticks or stromboli, tossed salad, peas, assorted fruit, juice. H.S.: French toast sticks with links or waffle sticks, hash brown, orange juice, assorted fruit.