A new autism resource center will provide important autism information for an estimated 30,000 Pennsylvanians and their families living with autism.
The statewide resource center will include a website, statewide toll-free number and community outreach specialists.
The initiative, developed by the Autism Services, Education, Re-sources and Training Collaborative, was funded through the Department of Public Welfare's Bureau of Autism Services.
A veterans forum held Nov. 7 was attended by almost 100 people who gathered to hear the emotional stories of veterans and families who were affected by suicide, the trauma of service and the return to civilian life.
More than 5,050 runners and walkers participated in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Sept. 7 and 8 with runners from 37 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, Canada and Singapore participating in the weekend of activity.
The Da Vinci Science Center presented live demonstrations by the author behind the blockbuster exhibition "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" Aug. 17 and 18.
Self-styled as her grossness herself, Sylvia Branzei led visitors through a series of yuck-filled activities highlighting the science of snot, poop and wounds.
Copies of Branzei's books were available for purchase in The Curiosity Shop, the center's retail store and the author was available to sign books after each of her demonstrations.
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown graduated 23 members of its eighth grade Class of 2013 at ceremonies June 7. Two members of the class, Giuliana Augello, of Coopersburg, and Zach Lawless, of Bethlehem, addressed the gathering of family, friends, fellow students, faculty and staff.
Swain alumnus Chris Scagliotti, Class of 1993, presented the commencement address.
Forty-six children ages six through 12 with Type 1 diabetes participated in Camp Red Jacket June 26 at Camp Fowler, North Whitehall Township.
Fifth grade students who attend Seven Generations Charter School, in Emmaus, built a colonial herb garden recently at the 1803 House as part of their history curriculum.
The Emmaus Chorale celebrates its 30th year with a concert titled "A Celebration of Song" 3 p.m. June 2 at Faith Presbyterian Church, North Second and Cherokee streets, Emmaus. The Chorale, joined by organ, piano and brass, will sing a variety of selections including "Cantus" by John Rutter; "In Ecclesiis" by Giovanni Gabrieli; a medley from "West Side Story" and a choral showcase of "Fiddler on The Roof."
Admission is free.
On May 11, the Emmaus American Legion Charles Henry Schaffer Post 191 hosted a Post Everlasting memorial ceremony. The 24 posts in the American Legion 14th District of Pennsylvania hold the ceremony each year.
The district encompasses posts in Lehigh and Berks counties. The site of the ceremony was the Emmaus Veterans of Foreign War Post 7088.
The memorial ceremony is held once a year to honor deceased Legion members. Each post commander reads aloud the names of the deceased members. After the post commander reads the name of the deceased member, a bell is rung.
Every year in May, Harry S Truman Elementary School holds an assembly celebrating diversity. Each grade level chooses a country to study and presents their country at the assembly. This year, fourth grade students chose the country of Haiti.