Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its annual Blues Nite Out with entertainment and refreshments on two evenings in the lovely church grove.
The Bryant Brothers will perform 7-10 p.m. on Aug. 24. Groovitude, a young band from Center Valley, will be on stage from 4-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25
Sarah Ayers will be returning to Neffs grove from 7-10 p.m. that Saturday after a two-year absence due to vocal chord concerns.
Ayers has slowly returned to singing by limiting her engagements. She is now eager to make her seventh appearance at Blues Nite.
Parkland School District and regional emergency responders conducted a large-scale emergency drill simulating an active shooter entering the high school during a school day.
More than 100 school district staff and police cadets played the roles of teachers, parents and students during the exercise on Aug. 8, which allowed emergency responders and staff to practice crisis response plans.
Taking part in the drill were: South Whitehall Township police and firefighters, Northeast Pennsylvania Regional Counter Terrorism Task Force,
Congregation Keneseth Israel, Allentown, recently had its annual flea market.
Hannah Killian, youth services librarian at Parkland Community Library, is planning a special event, "Touch a Truck," for people of all ages on the lawn at the South Whitehall Township municipal complex.
Township commissioners voiced enthusiastic approval at their Aug. 1 meeting for the event scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29.
Killian foresees having fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles and public works equipment on display for children and adults to see and touch.
Parkland School District Director of community and public relations Nicole McGalla reports that during the 2011-12 school term, $166,006 was raised in alternative revenue to ease the pain of declining income.
McGalla said sponsors helped out with several district events.
The staff breakfast, costing $3,200, was sponsored by Giant Markets and Chick-fil-A.
Outback Steakhouse sponsored the $1,700 retirement luncheon.
Woodlawn firefighters respond to a reported odor of gas at Target, South Whitehall.
A Penske rental box truck and a tractor trailer hauling steel I beams collided at the intersection of Grim Road and the Route 222 By-pass around 10 a.m. Aug. 13. The collision ruptured a fuel tank on the tractor causing a major fuel spill that helped feed a fire in the tractor section of the rig.
Upper Macungie supervisors have given final plan approval for the proposed Ocean Spray facility.
There was some confusion at the Aug. 2 meeting as to whether the matter was on the agenda.
Ocean Spray recently reviewed revised plans with the planning commission.
"It had to do with downsizing the building," Director of Community Development Ken Molony explained.
After a discussion, supervisors decided to address the matter and gave quick approval.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, held his third annual 15th Congressional District job fair at LCCC.