Sheila Berg remembers the protocol with a precision reserved for those of the military.
Berg, of Weisenberg Township, was serving in the Air Force stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during Operation Iraqi Freedom. War conditions dictated that Berg remain on the base. When fallen troops arrived from overseas service members would stop what they were doing and, often, salute, especially if near the base mortuary.
Art inspiration can come from anywhere: a collection of colors, a favorite food, work by another artist.
For Keeler Nichols, a fifth-grader at The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th Street, Salibury Township, inspiration came from lips and teeth of a gargoyle she saw in a picture in art class. Nichols, of Breinigsville, created her own gargoyle from clay and painted it to look like stone.
"It was really, really fun to make and we got to sculpt and sculpt and sculpt and sculpt," Nichols said of the experience.
According to a Gerneral Curator Richard Rosevear of the Trexler Nature Preserve, Schnecksville, who spoke with The Press May 7, a second baby bison was born April 30.
The first baby bison was born April 16.
These two baby bisons, Rosevear said, are the first at the nature preserve in nine years.
Troop 431, which meets at Asbury United Methodist Church in Allentown, welcomed five new Eagle Scouts at a ceremony April 29.
Joshua G. Light, son of Greg and Kathryn Light, of Macungie, is a senior at Emmaus High School. He joined Scouting as a Tiger Cub. Light worked with the Allentown Parks Department and Pennsylvania Wildlands Conservancy on a restoration of the habitat of Trout Creek Park to earn his Eagle award. His project included planning, organizing, and overseeing construction of 33 birdhouses and three large bat boxes for the park.