Cetronia firefighters responded March 1 to a dumpster fire at Aamco, 3050 Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall.
A passing motorist noticed smoke coming from the Dumpster. He stopped to alert the business employees.
Using three fire extinguishers and a garden hose, the employees pretty much extinguished the fire by the time firefighters arrived.
As a precaution, the fire crew used foam-enhanced water to saturate the dumpster to prevent any rekindle of the flames. Cetronia Engine 311 was on scene about 30 minutes.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7
·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 Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598.
Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is offering an identity theft workshop, led by Curtis Renner, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans representative, 9:45-10:45 a.m. on March 10.
The Mission Team will be cooking up a breakfast 9:30-11 a.m. March 17.
The menu includes scrapple, corned beef hash, plain and chocolate chip pancakes, scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes, coffee, tea and orange juice.
Springhouse Middle School Drama Club students are ready to present their version of the fairy tale "Once Upon a Mattress."
This two-act musical tells the story of a small kingdom led by a silent king and Queen Aggravain, who established a law that none of the Ladies in Waiting and Knights could marry until one lady passes the impossible tests created by the queen, and their son Prince Dauntless the Drab is married.
The story is based on the adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea."
Parkland Community Library will be hosting speaker Susan McLellan Plaisted, who will be presenting "Chocolate: The Pennsylvania Connection" 6:30 p.m. March 7 in the Jordan Lutheran Church family venter, Orefield. The aroma of Chocolate will waft in the air as this presentation connects the cultural use of chocolate from Meso-America to Europe and back to Colonial America and Pennsylvania.
Orefield Middle School Theater students have been rehearsing their version of the movie and Broadway musical "Grease."
This two-act musical, based on the 1972 musical "Grease" by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, tells the story of Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski and eight of their friends at Rydell High School as they navigate the complexities of love in 1959.
Tyler Haney portrays Danny Zuko.
"I [Zuko] am the love interest of Sandy," Haney said. "Sandy and I get into a lot of fights. We try to fix it but it is a complicated relationship."
The Upper Lehigh Lioness Lions Club is having a vendor bingo fundraiser March 3, at Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod.
Doors open at noon. Bingo starts 1 p.m.
There will be a Chinese auction, special prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Refreshments will be available.
Vendors will have numerous, name brand products.
For more information, call Michelle at 484-553-6265.
The next Upper Lehigh Lions Club breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 10, at the Schnecks-ville Fire Hall.
Local and state political leaders joined members and supporters of Cetronia Ambulance Corps to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Cetronia Ambulance and Lehigh County Joint Operations and Medico-Legal Forensics Center at Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley were on hand, as well as state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, Lisa Boscola, D-18th, State Reps. Julie Harhart, R-183rd and Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, as well as numerous Lehigh County and South Whitehall Township leaders.
Although the Parkland School Board approved the preliminary budget for 2013-14, Superintendent Richard Sniscak emphasized the document will be modified before final adoption in June.
"This is only the start," Business Manager John Vignone said at the Feb. 19 meeting. "It is a mechanical step. It is a state requirement. This sets the stage for months of adjustments."
The $145,703,589 budget reflects a projected 5.76-percent increase in expenditures over the present term.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Upper Macungie Township Recreation Board, 7 p.m.
Parkland Library Board, 7 p.m. in the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.
North Whitehall Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.