THURSDAY JUNE 1
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon, lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps sponsored its annual 5K Run and Walk on May 20 at Cedar Creek Parkway West, 4200 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.
More than 90 entrants enjoyed a rainy start with help from the IronPigs “Pork Racers.”
South Whitehall Township Police Department’s explosive detection K-9 Kimber with Officer Colin Beaumont and Allentown Fire Department’s arson dog Judge with Allentown Fire Chief Lee T. Laubach Jr., were on hand to demonstrate their skills.
Additional photos on page A5.
Boy Scout Troop 57, Schnecksville, had a flag retirement ceremony May 6 at Community Fire Company No. 1., Schnecksville.
Retired Lehigh County Community College President Don Snyder shared his thoughts on patriotism and the meaning of the flag as it relates to veterans.
A number of veterans attended the ceremony.
Additional photos appear on page A6.
Puma played a song on the flute as people came to Ontelaunee Park for the annual powwow on May 20.
The drummers, Eagle Thunder and Midnight Elk, were setting up their drums soon after the morning rain stopped.
Barry Lee, the announcer, said it was his 18th year for announcing intertribal dances. They come from many nations. Differences in regalia indicate their home nation.
Lee talked about the Pan Indian boarding schools begun in the mid 1879 that tried to assimilate the tribes into white culture.
Parkland High school’s production of “Pippin” won five Freddy Awards May 25 during a ceremony presentation from 29 participating schools at the State Theatre, Easton.
The talented actors brought home Freddy Awards in the following categories:
·Outstanding Use of Costumes;
·Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member, Kayleigh Scott as Berthe;
·Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Alex Atiyeh as Charlemagne;
·Outstanding Chorus; and
·Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Reese Diaz as Pippin.
Motivated by a sense of adventure and an interest in the U.S. Marine Corps, Don Rumble of Schnecksville recently traveled to Iwo Jima and other World War II historic sites on islands in the Pacific.
Through Military Historical Tours of Woodbridge, Va., Rumble visited Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.
Rumble’s interest in military travel was awakened two years ago when he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam.
Drafted into the Marine Corps in 1965, Rumble spent most of his time at a Hawk Missile base in 29 Palms, Calif.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rod Troutman’s request for new staff in the 2017-18 budget is notably minimal with only three professional positions considered necessary and no support staff.
He would like to add one technology integration specialist to serve both Orefield and Springhouse middle schools.
“This is for the one-to-one initiative,” Troutman said.
He noted the district wants technology tools in the hands of every student.
The integration specialist would work with teachers to assure successful use of technology components in the classroom.
BREAKING NEWS: According to news reports, Ernie the giraffe, a new resident of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, has died.
Ernie, 6, was reunited with his dad, Murphy, who also came to the zoo recently with his son from a zoo in Kansas City.
The young giraffe is said to have become aggressive and suffered a neck injury.