Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, kicked off its year-long 285th anniversary celebration with a luncheon following the March 3 worship service.
Luncheon guests dined on glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, beverages and apple crumb pie for dessert.
After the luncheon, church members Elwood Laudenslager and Ted DuBois, both of South Whitehall, and Ruth Kemp of The Lutheran Home at Topton shared the church’s history.
A 37-year-old Michigan man was struck by a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by Andrew Pollock, 28, of Allentown 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 5600 block of Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.
According to Upper Macungie Township police, Brandon Rambus of Detroit, Mich., was attempting to walk cross Tilghman Street when he was struck by Pollock’s car that was westbound on Tilghman Street near Blue Barn Road.
Rambus was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township for serious injuries, police say.
Pollock was uninjured.
Ziegels Church, 9990 Church Road, Breinigsville, will offer a soup meal after the noon Ash Wednesday service on March 6.
There will also be a soup meal at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service the same day.
For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will have Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 6.
For more information, call the church office at 610-398-1000.
Upper Macungie Township police, the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office and Lehigh County Homicide Task Force are investigating the homicide of a 44-year-old Allentown man which occurred 11 p.m. Feb. 24 at Customized Distribution Services Inc., 8400 Industrial Blvd., Upper Macungie.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Nester Ortiz Deleon was pronounced dead 11:53 p.m. that day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
An autopsy was performed Feb. 26 and the cause of death is attributed to a gunshot wound to the body.
On a tree-lined circular driveway off Hanover Avenue in a section of east Allentown, formerly called Rittersville, sits the closed Allentown State Hospital.
Members of the media were invited to tour the interior areas of the abandon psychiatric hospital on Jan. 24.
While a warm rainy day outside, it was a cold 37 degrees inside the hospital.
A four-year full tuition scholarship was up for grabs Feb. 2 when Cedar Crest College hosted its 10th annual Scholarship Competition Day.
Students from 15 states and Puerto Rico participated in the contest, which included three sections of true and false and multiple choice questions on: history, art, humanities, social science, biology, chemistry, mathematics and logic.
The 143 high schoolers also completed a written essay.
The top five finalists then continued to the interview portion of the competition.
Two Berks County men and one juvenile have been charged in connection with a mobile home fire which occurred shortly after midnight Oct. 27, 2018, at 1036 Cherry Tree Crossing in the Green Acres Mobile Home Park, Upper Macungie.
According to Upper Macungie Township police, Joseph Newman-Bey, 61, of Maxatawny Township, and Marcanthony Gonzalez, 18, of Mohnton, both in Berks County, along with the juvenile, were charged and arraigned Dec. 27, 2018, regarding their alleged involvement in the fire.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be offering a restorative yoga class with Karen Klubertanz from Five Paths at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 19.
The library is hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day party for kids in grades six through 12 at 1 p.m. Feb. 16.
Create a rude heart craft and take a swing at a piñata while munching on plenty of snacks.
Everyone is invited to play bridge, pinochle, canasta or chess at the library’s Games We Love program 1 p.m. Feb. 15.
Library staff will provide the games.
Woodlawn Fire Chief James Kutz was charged with simple assault and harassment Jan. 11 after allegedly pulling a gun on a Boy Scout who was leaving food-drive fliers on house doorknobs in South Whitehall Township.
According to the affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, South Whitehall, police were dispatched 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4, 2018, to a home in the 2400 block of Coolidge St., for a possible attempted burglary.
Lehigh County 4-H recently presented the Friend of 4-H Award to someone who continually supports the 4-H program and the youth involved.
“For many years, we have interacted with this individual at 4-H events,” said Kelly M. Weisner, extension educator with 4-H youth development at the Lehigh County Cooperative Extension. “On many occasions, he speaks to others about the value of this great program.
“We recognize state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, as the Lehigh County Friend of 4-H.”