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.
Mary Rarich, of Macungie, received the Mayor's Volunteerism Award at a ceremony April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The City of Allentown presented the award to 15 constituents at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Rarich attended with her son, David. Volunteer Coordinator for Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Donna Henry, submitted the nomination.
Rarich began volunteering at Phoebe in October of 1968 through the Red Cross. She was acknowledged for her 45 years of service at an annual volunteer lunch. Rarich, 94, continues to volunteer once a week.
The Salisbury Township Police Department and the Salisbury Township Emergency Management Department have partnered with Lehigh Valley Health Network to produce a multi-purpose emergency preparedness poster. The poster, which provides important information concerning weather emergencies; natural disasters; fires, hazardous materials releases; chemical, biological and nuclear attacks; may also be used to indicate a resident's need for assistance during an event.
Daniel J. Mohr, a lifelong resident of Upper Milford Township has announced he will be running for re-election for Upper Milford Township supervisor in the primary election. Mohr is one of two republican candidates seeking the position.