An enthusiastic hometown crowd, which is increasing every year, came to the Salisbury High School football stadium recently, to cheer for Salisbury Police Department's canine, Fonzie, and other canines from the region and surrounding states, as they competed in several skill events at the fourth annual K-9 Trials sponsored by the Salisbury Police Department.
The skills events included dogs and their handlers sniffing for narcotics hidden in one of two decoy vehicles parked along the field's track. The K-9 locating the narcotics in the fastest time was declared the winner.
Students at St. Ann Catholic School had a perfect day, Sept 26, for the school's 10th annual walkathon to raise funds for student activities.
Escorted by Emmaus Police Department K-9 police officer Craig Blose, students walked from their Sixth Street campus to the Rodale Park along 10th Street in the borough where they found cold drinks, fruit and snacks as they walked the laps around the park for which they had solicited sponsorship from friends, family and neighbors.
Seated in lawn chairs throughout Mystic Chain Park in Vera Cruz, hundreds of native and non-native residents of the tiny village in Upper Milford Township, south of Emmaus, enjoyed good weather, musical entertainment, festival food and lots and lots of reminiscing at the 63rd annual Vera Cruz Homecoming community celebration recently.
Lehigh Valley Health Network's department of Public Safety and Emergency Operations, in partnership with Lehigh County Special Operations, recently provided area first responders and community members, such as the Lehigh County Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps, a chance to tour and train with LVHN's emergency response equipment.
Thousands of runners lined up Sept. 7 to test their personal stamina and endurance in the Lehigh Valley Health Network marathon for Via.
The race began shortly after 7 a.m. at the Lehigh Valley Hospital's Cedar Crest Campus, with the finish line later in the day in downtown Easton.
More than 4,500 runners and walkers participated in the event Sept. 6 and 7.
After several years in the concept stage, and 18 months of development and preparation, a Salisbury Township fire inspection program launched this week.
The program is supported by both Eastern Salisbury and Western Salisbury fire departments, by Salisbury Township Police Sgt. Donald Sabo, who is also the township fire marshal, the township code enforcement departments, Township Manager Randy Soriano and the township's elected supervisors.
The Lehigh County District Attorney's office was also involved in the program's development.
After two days of off-and-on rain Aug. 22 and 23, bright and comfortable weather Aug. 24 brought out an "exceptional" number of fans for the 36th annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Car Jamboree at Macungie Memorial Park.
Wheels of Time club president Ken Martin said "because of yesterday's [Saturday] weather, people apparently held off and came today," saying attendance for the final day of the annual three-day weekend show was better than normal.
"Whatever you have heard in the media about the efforts to overthrow the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, it's probably distorted, inaccurate or just plain wrong." That's the assessment of Pastor Gus Al- Khal, of Salisbury Township, who has made two fact-finding and humanitarian trips to his war-torn homeland in 2013, and again earlier this year.
Western Salisbury and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to a dwelling fire at 2973 Mosser Drive shortly before 10:30 p.m. July 27 after the homeowner reported lightning apparently struck his home and the smell of smoke was noticeable in the dwelling.
Nineteen area volunteer fire companies added 47 newly trained firefighters to their rosters when they completed a rigorous six-month, 194-hour course and received their certificates of completion at a ceremony June 25 at Lower Macungie Community Center.
This was the fourth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held every Sunday and Wednesday at the Allentown Fire Department Fire Academy at the Allentown Fire Department's Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near the Queen City Airport.