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Early morning crash ends in foot chase on New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

An Allentown man and his passenger, also of Allentown, face charges after they led police on a brief foot chase after a traffic accident in which their vehicle struck a tree in Salisbury Township.

Charges of driving under the influence, fleeing and eluding, and recklessly endangering others were filed in District Court 31-1-08 against Edgar Joel Ramirez, 18, and his passenger Kendi Valentin Acosta, 18.

Giraffes coming to Lehigh Valley Zoo Organization embarks on historical capital campaign

Thursday, January 7, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Zoo is getting new residents in 2016, with the addition of two Masai giraffes.

The Masai giraffes’ home at Lehigh Valley Zoo will feature opportunities for zoo guests to get up-close and personal with the animals who are easy to interact with through feeding stations that will be built into an elevated platform.

The Swain School celebrates 86th year of founding

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.

Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.

Salisbury Fire Marshal’s Tip

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give residents early warning to get outside quickly.

*Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.

*Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

*It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

*Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

Swain School marks 86 years

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.

Take a ride on the rails with the Macungie Minstrelaires

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.

The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”

Ben Event honors award recipients

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ben Yorgey was born Jan. 15, 1985 to Kent and Ardy Yorgey in Allentown, and he lived his life nearby in Macungie.

Everything with Ben was absolutely normal until he was eight months old. At that time, he started having seizures which significantly delayed his normal development.

Ben's speech began when he was around six years old, but his language skills never reached more than a six-year-old level.

His school years were spent in the East Penn School District in an Intermediate Unit Life Skills class where he was instructed using a functional curriculum.