Tom Capehart, a partner in a prominent Allentown law firm, announced his candidacy for Judge of the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas. A respected attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.
Capehart, a registered Republican, said he is running as a further extension of his long time commitment to community service.
In honor of Board of School Directors’ Recognition Month, the Salisbury Township School District Board Members were thanked at the Jan. 16 meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss thanked the board members for their service to the district.
Board members were also given gifts from students.
Board member Robert Kulp was not in attendance.
Western Salisbury Elementary School students Lukas Bruaw and Kamryn Kaough provided a report on school happenings as did Kayleigh Gasdik and Izabella Gonzalez from Harry S Truman Elementary School.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, # 1, Alburtis. Activities include a pot luck luncheon plus bingo. Many bus trips are planned. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
All-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lehigh Temple Association, 2120 Route 100, Macungie. There is a cost. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
Lehigh County commissioners have appointed Dennis Nemes to serve on the county board of elections.
Nemes, a former principal at Northwestern Lehigh High School, was later principal at Allentown Central Catholic High School.
He replaces Gail Coffin on the election board.
Commissioner Percy Dougherty was back in his seat after a hospital stay resulting from a fall at his home.
He had missed at least two meetings due to his accident and subsequent recovery time.
Commissioners conducted routine business Dec. 12, approving the appointment of Kyle A. Russell to the position of warden of the county jail. Last week the board signaled approval of the appointment by voting for Russell’s appointment in a preliminary or first hearing vote.
Sarah Andrew was reappointed to the Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council while Patrick Palmer was appointed to the council. The votes were unanimous except for Commissioner Percy Dougherty, who was absent.