Lots of fun for teens happened Sept. 15 during Teen’s Cupcake Wars at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.
Three cupcakes, already baked, were given to the seven contestants to decorate.
One was to be decorated with the contestant’s favorite book theme.
The second was to be decorated with a creative theme and the final cupcake was to be decorated just to enjoy eating.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.
Director of Township Operations Randy Cope reports South Whitehall will be scheduling meetings and workshops to tell residents what to do to get rid of spotted lanternflies.
“We need everyone’s help to get control of this pest. We’re working diligently,” Cope said during at a recent commissioners’ meeting. “It’s a yearlong process of an eradication plan which will be an annual battle.”
He said sessions will include identification of the Tree of Heaven, a favorite of the lantern flies.
North Whitehall supervisors discussed the upcoming farm preservation ordinance during their October meeting.
Township Manager Jeff Bartlett told supervisors they must pick a millage number for the ordinance.
The amount received with this tax increase will go toward purchasing development rights on property offered for the Ag Preservation District.
Bartlett suggested a .1 mill increase in taxes but the final figure is up to the board.
In other matters, Township Secretary Brenda Norder noted the budget meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.
Magician Mark Mysterrio, from East Stroudsburg, was on hand to delight and charm children, parents or anyone looking for a fun event at the Centennial Stage at the recent Great Allentown Fair.
The world record holder for the longest time spent on a bed of nails, 283 hours, 5 minutes, used volunteers from the audience to perform his sleight of hand magic with the help of “Miss Direction,” his aide-de-camp and cheerleader.