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Homelessness is topic of symposium at church

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by C. RICHARD CHARTRAND Special to The Press in Local News

More than 100 Lehigh Valley residents from all faiths gathered at Calvary Baptist Church recently for a symposium on homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.

The presentation, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, was led by Allentown's First Lady, Lisa Pawlowski, co-chair of Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness by 2017.

She spoke about the city's plan for eliminating homelessness and the steps already taken.

Veterans group seeks members: Lawsuit dismissed

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by CAJETAN BERGER Special to The Press in Local News

The V.G. Kern Veterans Association Inc. will remain in existence following Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol K. McGinley's June 18 ruling.

Her decision dismissed a suit by Joseph R. Zeller and Leslie A. Reppert who asserted the association should be dissolved based on accusations it failed to uphold its purpose and that funds were misappropriated. According to court documents, Vernon Granville Kern Post 8344 was issued a charter by the VFW in October 1946, officially incorporating it in Pennsylvania.

One person's weeds are another's garden

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Local News

The late English poet and artist Cicely Mary Barker referred to them as "wayside flowers."

Around here, many people simply call them "weeds." Other folks much prefer the term "wildflowers."

Whatever they are called, these plants, found growing along roadside, field, fence or untended patch of land anywhere, are undeniably lovely to look at, not to mention stubborn and hardy and sometimes invasive.

Putting aside any disdain or prejudice for the moment, take a good look and, as Barker suggests in her Flower Fairy books, "learn to see how pretty common things can be."

Bill Albert is named 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.

In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.