JAN. 3, 2019
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.
·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call 610-751-0912.
Parkland School District is planning to borrow $30 million early in 2019 for construction of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School, in Upper Macungie, and other district projects.
Borrowing for the new school with a projected cost of $35.9 million, is also included in previous and future bond issues.
Several resolutions were adopted by the board during the Upper Macungie Township supervisors’ December 2018 meeting.
Disposal of township records, authorization for submission of an application for a traffic signal at the intersections of Mill Creek Road and Grange Road, and Mill Creek Road and Uline Way.
Also included in the resolution list was approval of the development of Jenstar Properties, Inc. and the subdivision of Robert and Shawn Keller.
The Jenstar property is located on Grammes Lane. The Keller lot is on Folk Road.
Boy Scouts in the Parkland School District recently collected food throughout the area to feed 50 needy families.
Troops included Pack and Troop 1600, Jordan UCC; Troop 60, Jordan Lutheran Church; Pack and Troop 144, Laurys Station; Pack and Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Pack and Troop 150, Orefield.
The food pantry at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, is staffed by volunteers, who help package and deliver the food to those in need.
Second Harvest Food Bank is the parent organization.
Members of Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, honored one of their own for 25-plus years helping the fire department’s Santa Claus.
George Roth, “The Gipper,” was thanked for his years helping Santa in Upper Macungie, with a custom-made firefighting Santa Claus helmet.
The helmet, made by Cairns, is the premium all-leather New Yorker style.
Roth was honored for his devotion to the fire department first as a firefighter, and as the chief engineer of Tanker 2521 since 1995.
South Whitehall commissioners have authorized Police Chief Glen Dorney to purchase 22 portable tri-band radios at a cost of $88,647.
Dorney told commissioners during their Dec. 5, 2018, meeting the radios will provide officers with three bands of frequencies to communicate with Lehigh County 911 Communications Center, Parkland School District, the City of Allentown, and the City of Bethlehem.
Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall, recently hosted a gingerbread cookie decorating contest and toy drive for children.
Guests were asked to bring unwrapped toys to the Dec. 12 event.
These would be given to those youngsters served by the adoption and foster care program.
After the event, choosing the best decorated gingerbread cookie was done by online voting.
Luther Crest Chef James Lantier won the gingerbread decorating contest by online vote.
Light refreshments were served to guests.
Lehigh Carbon Career and Technical Institute and Jim Thorpe High School students recently participated in a Toy Adaptation Day to help make Christmas 2018 a little brighter for students with disabilities.
The Toy Adaptation Day took place at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Independence Drive, Schnecksville.
Danielle Argot, M.Ed., CBIS, assistive technology consultant and BrainSTEPS team leader at CLIU 21, was instrumental in organizing the special day on Dec. 6, 2018.