The Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living recently was awarded $152,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for Supportive Services for the Veterans Families Grant Program.
This non-profit organization, established in 1990 in Allentown, serves persons with disabilities.
The center plans to help 50 families with this new program.
A 76-year-old Schnecksville man was taken into custody after he allegedly raised his fist at a Berks-Lehigh Regional Police officer at the Cost Cutters Family Hair Salon, 1042 Millcreek Road, Lower Macungie Township.
According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner, Robert Lewis Gross, of 4739 Doe Run Court, Schnecksville, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
State Police Trooper Peter Adam states in the affidavit he was dispatched to the hair salon 11:43 a.m. Aug. 21 to assist Berks-Lehigh Regional Police.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall, is offering drop-in storytime for families with children of all different ages 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 5. No registration is required.
Movie night will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the South Whitehall Township Building, 4444 Walbert Ave.
A technology petting zoo for hands-on interaction with gadgets such as iPad, iPod, Kindle, Nook is being offered in the library 1:30-6 p.m. Oct. 10.
Staff will be available to answer questions and share tips.
Allentown Fire Police sponsored a fundraiser Sept. 22 for Toseef Mughal of South Whitehall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
Toseef, a fourth grader at Kernsville Elementary School, told The Press he was excited about the fundraiser before he went to play with his cousin Muzammil Mughal.
Allentown Fire Police Lt. Shoukat Mughal said his son Toseef contracted sepsis after having what appeared to be a cold and cough in February.
The youngster actually had strep throat, which led to sepsis, a severe infection in the blood that spread throughout his body.
A Washington Township man died Sept. 22 when his motorcycle crashed at 2754 Old Post Road, North Whitehall Township.
Richard John Holloway, 59, of 3521 Morris Court, died from multiple blunt force injuries, Lehigh County Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Hoffman said.
Holloway was pronouced dead at 8:41 p.m. at the scene by Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich.
His death was ruled an accident, Hoffman said.
State Police Troop M Bethlehem say Holloway apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at 8:06 p.m.
Nestlé Waters North America joined with the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 18 for an Employee Volunteer Day.
More than 50 Nestlé Waters employees from the Pure Life and Deer Park plants in Breinigsville participated in the event.
"We strive to give back to the local community whenever we can," Peter Rittenhouse, Pennsylvania supply chain director for Nestlé Waters North America, said. "So, it's great to see close to 60 Nestlé Waters employees at both of our bottling facilities here in Breinigsville participate in Employee Volunteer Day today.
Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is having a Touch-a-Truck event 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29 at the circle in front of the township building.
There will be diggers, police cars, an ambulance and more to explore inside and out. No registration is required.
The library is offering fall family storytimes 10:30-11 a.m. Oct. 3 for children 18 months to 3 years.
There will be stories, songs and games for the whole family to share. Younger and older siblings may attend. An adult must stay with the children.
A 2007 Parkland High School graduate has been charged with homicide for the death of his half-brother.
Cory J. Maletsky, 23, of 1521 N. Leh St., South Whitehall Township, was arrested Sept. 15 after allegedly stabbing Christopher Scot Lloyd II, 31, of 2214 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township.
According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond's office, South Whitehall Police Officer Mark J. Keeler was dispatched at 3:36 a.m. for a disturbance at the Walbert Avenue address.
Zion's Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, is having its annual fall festival from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15.
There will be a flea market and craft sale, lemonade and food stands.
Kauffman's BBQ chickens will be on the menu, along with baked goods.
Tickets for the meal are available by calling Randy Noll at 610-682-0507.
To help, have new ideas, or want to reserve a space, call Lori Miller at 610-683-8936 or Karen Howard at 610-683-3563.
If you would like to bake or help at the bake sale table, call Cheryl Bailey at 610-683-8936.
Longtime Cetronia resident William "Buddy" Marsteller recently reflected on the fatal fire that displaced his family, injured his neighbor and killed a mother and her daughter 75 years ago.
"I was only 7 years old when the fire occurred," Marsteller said.
Marsteller, his parents Thomas and Annie, and two of his three sisters, Ruth and Dorothy, were upstairs in their bedrooms when the 4:40 a.m. fire broke out May 24, 1937.
The third sister, Minnie, who was 21 at the time, was not home, he said.