Upper Macungie Township police are working on several initiatives.
The police department is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.
Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.
The 2017 coat drive is also underway.
Bring gently used jackets to police headquarters and drop them in the donation bin.
Both bins are located in the front lobby at the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville, with 24 hour a day access, seven days a week.
Linda G. Schurawlow, 68, of Brodheadsville, died Nov. 30, 2017, in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.
She and her husband Anatoli “Andy” Schurawlow were married 38 years.
Born Dec. 14, 1948, in Walnutport, she was the daughter of the late Sterling A. and Marguerite E. (Gilbert) Rothrock.
A self-employed hairdresser, she owned and operated LA Design Haircutters and Family Haircutters with multiple locations throughout the Lehigh Valley for 35 years before retiring in 2005.
Before that, she was a supervisor at Holiday Hair.
Patricia Bolton, 70, of Breinigsville, died suddenly on Nov. 30, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mathilde (Seng) Stravino.
She graduated from Allentown Central Cathlolic High School and attended the former Lehigh County Community College, now Lehigh Carbon Community College.
She worked for the Lehigh Valley Motor Club AAA and also within the personnel department at Kraft Foods.
She then became interested in real estate, where she worked until retiring.
James F. Stine, 67, of Pocono Pines, died Nov. 27, 2017, in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
He and his wife, Leslie H. (Hertz) Stine, were married 35 years in May.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John F. Jr. and Louise S. (Fritz) Stine.
He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering.
An environmental engineer, he specialized in electric power generation issues.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is selling an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”
For a small additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas bag to go with the book.
This spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.
The book contains an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes.
There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan, Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.
Betty Jane Parry, 89, died Nov. 16, 2017, in her New Tripoli home.
Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Emily (Wolfe) Wendel.
A graduate of Hazleton High School, she was a PAL swimming instructor for many years.
She enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing.
She also loved her church and enjoyed lending a helping hand.
In addition, she loved music and fostered the love of music in her children and grandchildren.
She was happiest being surrounded by her loving family.
Harold and Dolores (Houseknecht) Sell, of Macungie, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 15.
The couple was married at Mennonite Bretheran in Christ Church, Emmaus, now called Bethel Bible Fellowship, by the Rev. W. W. Hartman, in 1952.
Harold is the son of the late Harold and Annie Sell, of Allentown.
Dolores is the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Houseknecht, of Emmaus.
NuTec Design Associates, Inc., an integrated engineering and architectural firm, announces that Kimberlee McKitish, PE, LEED Green Assoc. has been named Young Engineer of the Year by the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
The Good Shepherd Physician Group announces the addition of Yahira Acevedo-Santiago, M.D. to its staff. Acevedo-Santiago will see outpatients on Good Shepherd’s south Allentown campus and perform sub-acute consultations at area skilled nursing facilities.
Acevedo-Santiago, a native of Puerto Rico, received a medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. She completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Acevedo-Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, Nov. 29: Beef stew, buttered noodles, broccoli and cauliflower, applesauce.
Thursday, Nov. 30: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, oriental vegetable, banana.
Friday, Dec. 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.
Monday, Dec. 4: Roasted pork, whipped potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce.
Tuesday, Dec. 5: Chicken dumplings, Capri blend vegetables, pineapple.
Wednesday, Dec. 6: Salisbury steak, scalloped potatoes, carrots, orange.