Western Salisbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Dev Kannan tries to duplicate the circumstances that led to a fire enveloping an outdoor grill in use at 914 S. Hayes St. in the township just before 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Kannan concluded hot grease had contributed to a rupture in the gas line from a propane tank to the grill. No one was hurt in the incident.
Esther Guzman, 83, of Macungie, died Aug. 1, 2012, in her residence. She was the wife of Ramon Guzman.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children, Abraham, Josue and Susan; a sister, Digna; and five grandchildren.
Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.
Nevaeh L. Beers, 6, of Salisbury Township, died August 3, 2012. She was the daughter of Charles Beers and Curelle Lee.
Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.
Several local supporters of the Cancer Support Community will be honored 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the event center at Blue, 4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem.
The awards, winners and projects include Philanthropy: Heather Rodale, Healing Through The Arts Women's 5K Classic; Distinguished Service: Heman Patel, East Penn Business Machines Inc. and Rob Vaughn, 69 News WFMZ-TV; and Distinguished Community Partner Award: Highmark Blue Shield-Sue Manela, Northampton Community College.
For information and reservations, call 610-861-7555.
This tall pine tree on a Salisbury property is one of two trees damaged during the storms last week. One tree was torn down by the winds and this tree was damaged. USA Tree Service was called to take down the remains of both trees. After trimming the branches, the top of the tree was cut off.
Virginia R. Schaffer, 87, of Macungie, died August 4, 2012. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Schaffer. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Henry and Eleanor Brown.
She is survived by three siblings, loving friends.
Graveside services were held at Holy Savior Cemetery, Bethlehem.
Hunter David Bremmer, 31, of Hatfield, formerly of the Lehigh Valley, died July 27, 2012, in Hatfield. Born in Allentown, he was the son of David E. Bremmer, of Macungie, and Mary-Susan (Sebring) Lesster, of Allentown.
He was a 2000 graduate of Emmaus High School. He earned an associate's degree in electrical technology from Lehigh Carbon Community College in Dec. 2011.
He was the property manager of Heritage Village, Hatfield, apartment complex.
A Colonial Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.
Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts, and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the 1770s, the time of Allentown's founding. There will be a colonial style meal.