Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will Stamp Out Hunger May 11, by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania for distribution to agencies serving area families in need in six counties. Letter carriers will be aided by volunteers from Teamsters Local #773, the Rutgers Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley and the Northampton County Probation Department for this one day food drive event.
Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday, June 9. The ticket price includes transportation, a one hour Back Bay Cruise, followed by a lunch buffet at the Resorts Casino where you will also get a coin package for slot play. Shopping and the enjoyment of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is on your own. The non-refundable ticket price is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration. Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, 18103 by May 9.
The Carbon Model Railroad Society in Palmerton will hold a holiday gift and hobby show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. They are looking for vendors selling manufactured and/or handcrafted items suitable for holidaygift giving along with model and toy trains and other hobby items. For additional information, contact Garry Mack at 610-826-6636.
If gardening is a favorite activity and if there is a desire to do volunteer work, now is the time to apply to be a Penn State Master Gardener with Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
The Penn State Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The new training program will begin the week of Aug. 23 and continue 2:30-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through mid-December.
Classes will be split between the Lehigh and Northampton County Extension offices in Allentown and Nazareth.
The Lower Milford Township Fire Company carnival will be held on the fire company grounds located at 1601 Limeport Pike, Limport, 6 to 10:30 p.m. June 12 to 15.
Scheduled entertainment includes the "Michael James Group" 7 p.m. Wednesday; "Clayton Moore Band" 7 p.m. Thursday and "Uncle Smiley" 7 p.m. Friday. Fireworks will be Friday with a rain date of Saturday and "Shake, Rattle & Soul" will perform 7 p.m. Saturday.
To the Editor:
The Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery Association is committed to preserve and maintain the Lutheran and Reformed and Northwood Cemeteries in Emmaus. The cemeteries are hallowed and sacred ground as the final resting place of hundreds of deceased veterans, firefighters, first responders and other citizens who contributed to the well-being of our community and served our community and nation.
We've been hearing a lot in the news about acts of bravery recently.
When bombs were detonated at the April 15 Boston Marathon, dozens and dozens of parade spectators, instead of running for cover, rushed to the aid of the hundreds of victims.
Many lives were saved because of their acts of courage that day.
A few days later, hundreds of police officers placed themselves in harm's way in pursuit of the alleged terrorists.
These are acts of valor, to be sure.
Envision Lehigh Valley will host a one-of-a-kind virtual public meeting 8 to 9 p.m. May 13 to garner feedback from residents of the Lehigh Valley about what they want to see in the Lehigh Valley in the next five, 10 or 20 years. The unique virtual meeting will allow anyone to jump into the broadcast through a specific link and chat live with a panel of city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown as well as a regional planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.
Evelyn M. Kramer-Hertl, 83, of Lower Mac-ungie Township, died May 4, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late George Kramer and Paul Hertl. Born in Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Esther (Todd) Turley.
She was the business manager for Cedarbrook Fountain Hill for over 22 years, until retiring.
She attended Lehigh Valley Baptist Church and was a member of the review board for Lehigh Valley Hospital.
The Western Salisbury Elementary School PTA hosted a family fun night fundraiser at Barnes and Noble at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley April 26. Student artwork was displayed as well as guest readers and a special performance by the school chorus. There was a scavenger hunt and a "name the drink" contest with student Conner McGinty winning with the name "The Brain Freeze" for the Frappuccino.