The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.
The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.
For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email email@example.com.
A resident in the 500 block of East Federal Street reported 2:14 p.m. Aug. 23, the theft of backyard games and children’s toys valued at $50.
Wendy’s, 3390 Lehigh St., reported the theft of $299.38 from the cash register, 4:45 p.m. Aug. 29. Police are investigating.
Residents in the 1600 block of Cardinal Drive reported the theft of a red Honda LX200 all-terrain vehicle from the home 11:20 p.m. Aug. 29. Police are investigating.
I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on www.nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on www.foxnews.com on celebrity Pink, both showing kindness to young children.
The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled, “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”
The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital, while in uniform, went viral on the Internet.
The National Museum of Industrial History will hold a gala event 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at DeSales University Center Station Ave., Center Valley.
Father Daniel G. Gambet, O.S.F.S., President Emeritus of DeSales University, will be honored for his vision, leadership and dedication to NMIH and the Lehigh Valley community.
The fundraising event supports NMIH museum’s exhibits, educational programs, operations and the care and preservation of its collections.
The evening includes a cocktail reception, dinner, a silent auction and performances.
Ronald M. Reitnauer, 78, of Emmaus, died Aug. 28, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Diana G. (Hartman) Reitnauer, with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Earl F. and Marguerite (Marsteller) Reitnauer.
He worked at TBA Supply for 20 years in sales and as a truck driver, real estate agent for the Butz Co. for 10 years and East Penn Bank for 15 years, retiring in 2006. He also worked part time for Schantz Funeral Home for 25 years.
The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.
There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.
There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be original works by the person entering the contest.
“The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem resident Ron DeGrandis, will be featured in a free, open to the public, 3 p.m. Marine Band of Allentown concert Sept. 16 at West Park, 16th and Turner streets, Allentown. Tom Heinick will conduct this inaugural performance of the first march ever composed for the state during the band’s last concert of the season.
Robert Kip Doescher, 84, of Emmaus, died Sept. 2, 2018. He was the husband of Diana Mae Brown Doescher. They just celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Utica, N.Y., he was a son of the late Katharine Kipp Doescher and Frederick William Doescher.
He graduated from high school at Utica Free Academy. He furthered his education at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., graduating in 1956. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
He honorably served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959.
The American Heart Association will hold the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk on Sept. 22 at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way.
Registration and festivities begin 10:30 a.m. The two and one half mile walk around the SteelStacks complex steps off at noon.
Activities will include free CPR demonstrations, healthy snacks, activities for kids and live entertainment. Organizers have set a $350,000 goal to support the American Heart Association. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a Heart Walk t-shirt and the opportunity to earn additional prizes.
Come join the lunch bunch at Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus. The senior center offers a congregate meal program where participants assemble, socialize and eat together. The intent of the program is to provide a warm and inviting atmosphere to eat nutritional meals and enjoy the company of others. We ask for a donation of $2.50 for the meal or whatever amount that you feel you can afford. This amount is kept completely confidential.