Twenty-nine members of the South Whitehall Township Police Department, and 13 Orefield Middle School teachers participated in this year’s No Shave November fundraiser.
The goal was to increase awareness by embracing their hair, something many cancer patients lose, with the officers and teachers growing beards or goatees.
Each officer needed to donate a minimum $50 of his own money which would have typically been spent on shaving and grooming to participate.
Hundreds of calls every day are made to 911 in the Lehigh Valley from people needing help from police, fire or EMS agencies.
Sometimes animals, too, need help from a first responder. That’s when authorities ask the 911 center to dispatch first responders from CART — the County Animal Response Team — which has special equipment and training to assist animals in emergencies.
Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, had a press conference Dec. 11 to kick off a $2.3 million dollar campaign for a new HVAC system.
The name of Abigail Lane in Parkland Fields subdivision is expected be changed in Upper Macungie Township.
Deliveries of mail and packages have been confusing as there is another Abigail Lane nearby.
Supervisors will take the matter under advisement.
The budget for 2018 was adopted with no increase in taxes during the board’s Dec. 7 meeting.
Supervisors approved the Blue Barn Meadows preliminary/final plan along with the Park 100 warehouse final plan.
Upper Macungie Township Planning Commission’S legal counsel and zoning staff are working out the details of a new proposed agritainment ordinance that will define what kind of agricultural tourism-related activities and events may take place in the township.
Doris Stearns was the lucky winner of the quilt made by the Quilting Group from the Weisenberg-Lowhill Township Historical Society.
The winning ticket was selected by Karen Rex, one of the quilters, Dec. 9 at the historical society’s annual cookie and soup sale.
Stearns, who works in the office of state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, purchased the lucky ticket from another quilter, Donna Snyder, who also sold last year’s winning ticket.
She was very excited to win the quilt as she and her husband are building a house in the Danielsville area.
How I love that little man! He’s always so jolly!
You hear his name and start to think of mistletoe and holly.
You think of Christmas trees, and pretty lights,
and snow on Christmas day.
You think of lots of presents, all packed up in his sleigh
Now we all know that Santa has a big, round, happy belly.
People say that when he laughs, it shakes around like jelly.
I heard that Santa used to be as skinny as a bat.
It’s all the milk and cookies that we leave that made him fat!
His eyes do have a twinkle, and his cheeks are red as roses.