Steve DiNunzio, franchise owner of the Lightbridge Academy Early Childhood Education facility, Bethlehem Township, recently held a ceremonial brick laying at his new facility in Upper Macungie Township.
The academy will occupy 50 percent of the new construction site at 249 Cetronia Road and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2018.
Once again, Sarah Ayers and her musical ensemble performed for a very appreciative crowd Aug. 25 at the annual Blues Nite Out at the Neffs UCC Grove.
James Supra, award winning Lehigh Valley harmonica artist, a fixture with Sarah Ayers, was on target with his voice and harmonica.
Al Wannamaker was energetic on drums.
Mitch Shelly brought up the bottom with his exquisite bass, and Dave Smith rounded out the group on guitar.
Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc., had a truck housing ceremony on Aug. 7 at its headquarters in Coplay.
Rather than the usual dedication of one new ambulance, this time three new ambulances were dedicated at one time.
NOVA’s old ambulances were well past their prime and in need of replacement rather than further repairs.
One ambulance had logged more than 200,000 miles, quite an accomplishment as ambulances are not pampered.
Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn firefighters along with South Whitehall police responded to Tilghman Square, 4600 Broadway South Whitehall, Aug. 24 when a contractor struck a gas main at the rear of the complex.
Assisting police with traffic control were Upper Macungie police officers and fire police from the three South Whitehall fire departments.
All businesses in the complex were evacuated until the leak was repaired.
Regina Luciano of Emmaus, former assistant advertising sales manager for The Press, commented on Facebook about the gas leak.
McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.
She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.
Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim and Allentown Police Department officials called a news conference on Aug. 17 to unveil updated information and imaging regarding long unidentified skeletal remains.
The remains were discovered 7:15 p.m. April 28, 1991, in a wooded area, 430 feet beyond an access road off Albert Street, Allentown.
An autopsy was performed April 29, 1991, by Dr. Isadore Mihalakis, who determined the remains were of a male between 25 to 35 years of age.
The Northern Valley Ambulance Ladies Auxiliary had a chicken barbecue fundraiser on July 21 at the ambulance station’s headquarters in Ormrod.
On the menu was half barbecue chicken, baked potato, roll, corn on cob, pickled cabbage and dessert.
Ed Lorah, owner of Lorah’s Pig Roasters and Farm Market, Walnutport, barbecued 400 chickens for the auxiliary.
The food was available to take out or eat in.
Members of the Trexlertown Grange No. 1755 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Grange June 22.
Organized Feb. 14, 1918, and chartered on April 1, 1918, the Trexlertown Grange added its voice to that of many other granges throughout Pennsylvania and the nation.
The mission of the Grange is to promote community and family connections, though it was originally started at the end of the Civil War in order to help southern farmers improve their farming techniques.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos, a nonprofit rescue group at 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, had a cat and kitten adoption day July 21.
The mission of the organization is to reduce the number of homeless and unwanted cats throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos, is an all-volunteer, no-kill organization.
Jordan Lutheran Church, Snowdrift Road, Orefield, helped Christian children learn more about their faith and the role of friendship in their lives.
More than 30 children attended this year’s Vacation Bible School from July 9-13 at the church.
Children from 3 years old to fifth grade were invited to attend and volunteers were encouraged to sign up as well.
The age minimum for a volunteer was they had to be in sixth grade and it ranged all the way up to 99 years old.