The League of Women Voters of Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be conducting their seventh biennial "Running for Local Office Workshop" 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17. It will be held at the Kiva Building at Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road Bethlehem.
Several area Moravian Churches will display putzes to the general public again this year. The term putz is from the German word putzen, which has various meanings including to decorate, to place or to make beautiful. At one time, putzing was a Bethlehem holiday tradition during which people visited private homes to see their versions of the Nativity story.
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Salisbury High School presented "Little Shop of Horrors" Nov. 9, 10 and 11. Directed by Will Windsor Erwin, the company overcame school closures due to the hurricane and potential snow to open on time to the delight of the audience.
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Young Evan Plasco, of Easton, gives a high five to Western Salisbury Firefighter Nic Fisher during a fire prevention program presented by WSFD volunteers at the Lehigh Valley Day Care facility on the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest Campus.
Residents in the 134th Legislative District will remain represented by Ryan Mackenzie in Harrisburg.
Mackenzie defeated John Reynard, his Democratic opponent, in the general election.
Unofficial tallies show Mackenzie outdistanced Reynard with at least 60 percent of the vote in Lehigh and Berks counties.
Mackenzie was first elected April 24, to replace Doug Reichley after he resigned to take a seat as a Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge.
Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.
In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.
In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.
McNeill ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.
All votes will be certified within the next few weeks.
Several elements came together to give Charlie Dent an easy path to re-election as the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District of Pennsylvania.
The popular Republican had the advantage of incumbency heading into the election.
First elected in 2004, Dent has held onto his seat in Congress with wide margins in recent years.
CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Emmaus, needs volunteers to help with monthly activities for teens and children on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or email@example.com.
COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown, needs "Earn a Bike" instructors to mentor and assist children ages nine to 17 in repairing bicycles. Contact James Williams at 610-434-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.