Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.
The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.
The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.
Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.
Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.
Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.
Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy, a week-long experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of first-responder professionals.
The academy will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 at Upper Macungie Station 56, 6510 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie Township.
Enrollees must be township residents who are 12- to 16 years old by July 23. Class sizes are limited.
For information, go to uppermac.org.
A 58-year-old Carbon County man was killed when his car struck the porch at the headquarters of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society around 5:48 p.m. May 2.
The building, the former Zimmerman’s Hotel is located at the intersection of Werley’s Corner and Holben’s Valley roads, Weisenberg Township.
David Shaver of Lansford was pronounced dead 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
An autopsy was performed May 3.
The cause of his death is pending further investigation, Grim said.
An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.
Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.
Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.
Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.
Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.
The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be having a spring flower fundraiser until April 30.
American Girl Club, for kids in second to sixth grade, will meet at 6 p.m. April 12.
Everyone is invited to learn more about the historical time period as well as enjoy some activities and crafts.
For more information or to register, call the library at 610-398-1361.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., is accepting orders until April 15 for its cinnamon bun bake sale from April 22-24.
Parkland thespians will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” April 12-15 at the high school.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” tells the story of deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, the son of Jehan Frollo, who was raised by his uncle, Dom Claude Frollo, the arch deacon of Notre Dame in 15th century Paris.
This two-act musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel.
Reese Diaz, who portrays Quasimodo, and Alex Atiyeh, who plays Dom Claude Frollo, commented on their characters.
Friends of Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is having a spring flower sale at the circulation desk April 2-30.
The library will show the movie “Wonder” at its Modern Brown Bag Classics 1 p.m. April 2. Bring a lunch. The library will provide the beverage.
The senior book club will meet at 3 p.m. on April 10 at Luther Crest, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall, to discuss the novel “The storied Life of AJ Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will have Easter festivities March 31 and April 1.
Participate in the scavenger hunt to find all the wooden egg cutouts hidden around the zoo.
There will be family friendly arts and crafts, games and interactive activities as well as a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny.
There will also be interactive exhibits, keeper talks and Wonders of Wildlife encounters.
For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.