State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, met with local farmers March 7 during a town hall meeting at the Fogelsville Fire Company.
Accompanying Day was Pennsylvania Agricultural Secretary George D. Greig.
Greig had an open discussion forum with the attendees, responding to and expanding on their questions and concerns.
He said the federal sequester will have an impact on the ability of the agriculture department to fulfill its role of oversight and inspection of agricultural products within the commonwealth.
Breaking a long tradition of annually updating the fleet, Parkland School District did not purchase any new buses last year due to the tight budget.
For the 2013-14 term, however, 10 new buses will be purchased from Wolfington Body Co., Exton, at a total cost of $886,384.
At the Feb. 19 meeting, the board approved purchase of eight 72-passenger buses at $91,595 each and two 36-passenger buses at $91,595 each and two 36-passenger buses at $88,712 each.
Director of School Services Mark Lapos explained how the decision was made to buy new buses.
"Guys and Dolls," the Damon Runyon character musical is being presented at the Jewish Community Center by the Stagemakers at the J, students who attend public and private schools in the Valley but who take performing arts classes at the JCC, Allentown.
The five-week class culminates in a show production.
"Guys and Dolls" is an all-time favorite musical concerning gangsters, gamblers and other characters of the New York underworld.
The story is by Damon Runyon; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.
Herman Lipton, 100, is the second male centenarian to have his photo placed on the wall of honor in Dr. Raymond Fritz Jr.'s office.
Lipton joins Charles Herman of South Whitehall and several 100-year-old lady patients in the photo gallery at Fritz's Allentown Family Foot Care, South Whitehall Township.
Lipton told The Press he moved to Allentown 50 years ago from The Bronx, N.Y.
He and his third wife, Althea, 86, live at Country Meadows retirement community, Lower Macungie Township.
Lipton met Althea when they were both volunteers at Gross Towers, Allentown.
Shire Pharmaceutical donates computers to KidsPeace.
Meetings are held in municipal buildings unless otherwise noted.
Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. workshop; meeting 8 p.m. in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.
South Whitehall Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. Public hearing regarding the request of Lily Grill Seafood, Sushi and Bar for intermunicipal transfer of liquor license from Bethlehem to 1908 Walbert Ave.; regular meeting follows.
The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, will be baking paska, authentic Easter bread, for pick-up on Good Friday, March 29.
Bread will be available in 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.
Call Julie at 610-262-7749 to place your order by March 20.
The NOVA kitchen has been full of activity so far this year.
In January, the bakers prepared more than 1,100 apple dumplings.
Cherry pie and soup sales took place in February, and the group is now working on shoofly pies.
A young child admires colorful spring flowers in South Whitehall Township.
Morgenland Church, Leather Corner Post, Orefield, is having its annual pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. March 16.
Menu includes pork and sauerkraut, homemade mashed potatoes, hot dogs, green beans, applesauce, cottage and apple butter, dinner rolls, homemade desserts and beverages.
There will be an Easter dinner themed basket raffle.
Tickets will be available at the door.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Parkland Community Library Saturday Morning Club is set for 11 a.m. March 16, for students in grades 1 through 5.
Learning Ark Christian Preschool holds open house for children and parents.