PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Firefighters use a portable fan to dissipate a haze of smoke at the Coffee Beanery cafe in South Mall recently. A faulty expresso maker turned out to be the source of the smoke and burning smell.
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Film-maker Stephanie Gardner, center, with her parents, Linda Kay Gardner, left, and Judge James Knoll Gardner, right, federal judge, United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Gardner, an Emmaus High School, Class of '04, graduate, screened seven of her short films Jan. 26 at The Barrister's Club, Allentown. The event was a fundraiser for Gardner's next short, "Paris in Winter," set to lens in March in Montreal, Canada.
PRESS PHOTOS BY EMILY THIEL
St. Thomas More students test their knowledge during Catholic Schools Week.
There is a toll-free line,1-888-9-ReadyPA (1-888-973-2397), as part of ReadyPA, a public outreach campaign that includes a website ReadyPA.org to educate residents about the importance of making emergency kits and family emergency plans.
Home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are at ReadyPA.org and by calling 1-888-9-ReadyPA.
Satori presents a concert, "East Meets West," 3 p.m. Feb. 10, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley, 424 Center St., Bethlehem.
The program is: Carl Stamitz' "Trio in G Major," James Nyoruka Schlefer's "A Smile on the Buddha Calm," Minoru Mikki's "Sonnet" and Mendelsssohn's "Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49." A meet-the-artist reception follows the performance.
Tickets: email@example.com, 610-866-7652
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) holds open auditions for performers ages 16 and up Feb. 17 and 18 for the Gershwin musical, "Crazy for You," June 12 - 30, and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar," July 10 -28.
David Jaindl, owner and president of Jaindl Farms, Jaindl Turkey Sales, Jaindl Land Company, and Schantz Orchards, all of Orefield, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Associates Award from the Associates of Cedar Crest College during the Associates Luncheon, noon March 6, Tompkins College Center.
Jaindl served on the Cedar Crest College Board of Trustees 2005 - '10. During his tenure, he participated in the transition from president Dorothy Gulbenkian Blaney to president Carmen Twillie Ambar.
Salisbury Middle School has announced the names of students who have made the Honor Roll list for the second marking period.
HIGH HONOR ROLL
Grade 6: Carly Batman, Jake Berger, Sarah Bobeck, Rylee Donaldson, Bryce Erdman, Gabriella Grym, Kalista Hadinger, Erica Holben, Madison Jewell, Brett Minnick, Jonah Niesenbaum, Helen Rapp, Kaitlyn Rutt, Sean Snyder, Peyton Stauffer, Patrick To, Darrin Weber
Salisbury's spring athletic physicals will be given Feb. 9. Boys will be seen 8 a.m.; girls 9 a.m. in the Salisbury High School health room. There is a cost. Cash and checks payable to STSD will be accepted. Spring practices begin March 4 for all teams except Salisbury Middle School soccer.
Spring paperwork should be submitted to the SHS athletic office as soon as possible and no later than Feb. 27 for spring athletes and team managers. Students may not practice or participate until all necessary paperwork has been submitted.