A number of members gathered recently at the Westwood Heights Swim Club, 1144 N. 38th St., Allentown, to celebrate 50 years of serving the community.
In 1960, Kem Katz got the idea to start a pool in his neighborhood when his children were ages 7, 8 and 9.
His challenge was to raise the money, find the land, obtain the clearances, find the right contractor and members, and gather plenty of volunteers.
Katz determined he needed 150 families to give $300 each. Those families would receive a stock certificate.
Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children 6 months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots will be all drive-thru at Dorney Park from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 each day.
Springhouse Middle School drama students have been rehearsing for the last five weeks to present their version of the fairy tale "Cinderella."
This three-act musical tells the story of a kind, sweet and gentle young woman, who despite living with her cruel and evil stepmother and stepsisters, achieves all her dreams and marries a prince. The fairy tale is based on the French folk tale of Cinderella.
Mara Cohen portrays Cinderella. Yaseen Elzalabany plays Prince Philippe.
Clyde Hornberger, former executive director of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was honored for his work and commitment at the SkillsUSA Leadership by Example Breakfast Oct. 3 at the Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel and Conference Center.
Hornberger served as the executive director from 1996 until March 2012.
Under his direction, LCTI expanded from 29 course offerings to 50.
Homecoming floats win awards.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, has the following cats available for adoption.
Call adoption coordinator Therese at 610-248-7399 or go to forgottenfelines.org for information on adopting these cats or others.
Woodlawn Fire Company has open house.
The 17th annual Chili Pepper Festival, founded by John Bixler and Chris Markey, took place Sept. 7 and 8 in Bowers.
There were rows of vendors and food stands with everything connected to chili peppers that anyone could imagine. Most of the foods offered contained chili peppers.
Butch Imhoff's Acoustic Road Show provided entertainment for people strolling around, eating and taking in the sights.
The variety of music played was for everyone's taste, as long as you liked country.
The music, by a variety of entertainers could be heard all day, everywhere.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of Congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
South Whitehall Planners, 7 p.m. agenda review; 7:30 p.m. to review: 1) Doris Snyder rezoning request for a portion of 2449 Walbert Ave. from R-4 Medium Density Residential to Neighborhood Commercial. 2) Tilghman Square Shopping Center improvements for a one-story retail building and a two-story commercial building at 4650 Broadway.
Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. meeting in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.