PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL WILLISTEIN
Charles Kalan, left, Arts Ovation Co-Chair, with Ellie Laubner, recipient, Outstanding Achievement in the Literary Arts, at the 25th Arts Ovation Awards at The Palace Center, Allentown.
From left, Arts Ovation Awards 2013: William Sanders, Civic Theatre of Allentown Artistic Director, Civic Theatre production of "Gypsy," recipient, 25th Anniversary Award; Sheila Evans, Arts Ovation board member, presenter and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director; and Ruth and Charles Marcon, recipient, Special Recognition Award.
A Memorial Day Celebration sponsored by Embassy Bank will be presented 3 - 8 p.m. May 25 - 27, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
"Our Hometown Heroes" display features more than 280 images of local veterans and active military persons.
"A Time to Remember" memorial service, 6 p.m. May 27, includes a moment of silence; the National Anthem sung by Allie Santos, a graduate of Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts; and the reading of the names of local servicemen and women who died during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Monica L. Flick, CBC, of Easton has joined Miers Insurance as an Employee Benefit Account Executive.
She brings to Miers Insurance more than 15 years of experience assisting employers in the design and implementation of employee group benefit plans, including medical, life, disability, voluntary benefits and alternative employee benefit solutions.
Here are some questions to ask yourself when diagnosing plant problems in the landscape.
What is the name of the plant? It is important to know the normal appearance and growth habit of a plant before diagnosing problems. The perceived "problem" may be normal for this plant. Accurate plant identification is the first step in diagnosing plant problems.
Examples: Larch is a deciduous conifer and appears "dead" in winter. White pines shed inner needles profusely in autumn. Sweetgum has corky ridges on its stems. Variegated cultivars often appear abnormal in color.
The Wailers, Bob Marley's band, presents a free concert, 5 p.m. May 27, Sands Bethlehem Event Center, in celebration of the venue's one-year anniversary.
The festival begins at noon with Flintface and A.D.D. in the Vision Bar.
The outdoor party is in the parking lot adjacent to Vision Bar and the Event Center Box Office. There's a pig roast by The Pig Pit and beer provided by Victory Brewing.
As part of a recently solidified joint venture partnership between Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Think Loud Development and United Fiber & Data (UFD), UFD will officially call downtown Allentown "home" to its new regional sales headquarters.
UFD will occupy 10,000 square feet of a new, 10-story mixed-use building at the Butz Corporate Center (BCC Phase 3) with three levels of parking, four levels of office space and three levels of apartments-condominiums on the upper floors.
R. Timothy Ziemer, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator, is guest speaker for the annual Memorial Day Sunday Service, 9 a.m. May 26, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Cedar Crest and I-78, Salisbury Township.
Ziemer, a Vietnam War Veteran, was born in Sioux City, Iowa, and raised in Asia as the son of missionary parents serving in Vietnam. Upon graduation from Wheaton College, he joined the Navy, completed flight school, and returned to Vietnam during the war.
Former South Whitehall Police Office and wife charged with embezzlement.
Charges had been filed against a former South Whitehall Township employee and her husband, a former township police officer, who allegedly conspired to embezzle $854,497 from the utilities account of the South Whitehall Finance Department between 1999 and June 2012.
Dorothy M. Werley, 79, of Schnecksville, formerly of New Tripoli, died May 10, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
She was the wife of the late Gordon W. "Flash" Werley.
Born April 1, 1934, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Lula (Reppert) Braim.
She was co-owner with her husband of the former Werley's Restaurant, New Tripoli, for 13 years before retiring.
She was a former volunteer at Community Fire Co. No. 1, Schnecksville.