Student has fundraiser at Chick-fil-A.
Artist Pam Dent has found a unique way to help the less fortunate in the Lehigh Valley.
Dent, who has been painting since 2009, donates her paintings to non-profit agencies to auction off as fundraisers.
She also gives some of her pieces to family and friends as gifts.
"My first painting that sold was of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter," Dent said. "It sold at an art auction at The Baum School of Art in the spring."
Jayne Bartlett was elected president of the Parkland School Board for the third consecutive year at the group's re-organization meeting Dec. 4, 2012.
Roberta Marcus replaces Rob Cohen as vice president.
A resident of Upper Macungie Township, Bartlett previously taught English at the former Springhouse Junior High and later substituted at various schools.
She has been on the board 11 years.
Bartlett commented on her re-election.
THURSDAY, JAN. 3
·AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Bring non-perishable food for food bank. Guitarist Shep will entertain. New members welcome. For information, call 610-395-2820.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Upper Macungie Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. reorganization. Then township authority meeting, followed by supervisors' meeting.
Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. reorganization in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
Upper Macungie Township Zoners, 6:30 p.m. to hear the appeal of T.H. Properties for new low-rise apartments at 1230 Route 100.
Although Parkland School District experienced growth in several areas this past fall, the overall enrollment registered a slight decline since last term.
Reporting during the Dec. 18, 2012 board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Rod Troutman said 9, 216 students were enrolled as of Dec. 1, 2012.
That number is 57 fewer than on the same date last year.
However, a few surprises came along at the end of summer, just before the start of school.
At Ironton Elementary, 74 children registered for kindergarten, a number that had not risen above 60 for many years.
Although the 2013-14 school term, which begins next September, appears to be a long way off, the proposed budget for it must be available for public inspection by Jan. 31.
At a workshop session Dec. 18, 2012 Parkland Business Manager John Vignone reported the county reassessment conducted in 2012 brings additional considerations into budget preparation.
"There is a lot of uncertainty now," Vignone said. "The predetermined ratio changed from 50 percent to 100 percent of market value.
Union UCC celebrates Halloween.
Plays and Mr. Parkland begin 2012.
Fogelsville churches honor war heroes.