State Senate Republicans Nov. 14 re-elected Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, to his second term as Majority Caucus Whip for the upcoming 2013-14 Legislative Session.
In that leadership position, Sen. Browne's duties include acting as assistant floor leader, working to gain support for legislation and assuring that Republican policies and strategies are maintained through the cooperative efforts of the majority caucus.
Players of the Stage, a community theater group for local students that aims to glorify God through the art of drama is taking to the stage once again this holiday season to perform "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" 7 p.m. Nov. 29, Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8, and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Allentown.
This heartwarming Christmas classic is about less-fortunate children who find their way into a church building to get dessert, and end up taking control of the small town's Christmas pageant.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required.
State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently announced Lehigh and Berks counties are slated to receive nearly $650,000 in proceeds from the state's new impact fee.
Act 13 of 2012 allows Pennsylvania counties with drilling-related activities to impose impact fees, to be paid by natural gas drilling companies, to help local and state governments deal with the direct and indirect impacts of the natural gas boom.
·New Bethany Ministries, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Luminaria Night.
Contact Liliana Cuba at 610-691-5602 or email@example.com.
·Holiday Hope Chests, Bethlehem, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, needs volunteers to fill your own shoeboxes with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's less fortunate children.
Call Sandie at 610-807-0336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
·Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, has an immediate need for outdoor clean up help due to recent storm.
Geraldine B. Moyer, 84, of South Whitehall Township, died Nov. 15, 2012, in Lehigh Valley Hospice.
Born in Weaversville, she was the daughter of the late Albert B. and Eva C. (Danner) Seip.
She was the wife of the late Arthur E. Moyer.
She was a physical therapist assistant at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, for 20 years.
She also was a certified reflexologist, practiced reiki and was an EMT with Cetronia Ambulance Corps.
Strawberry Acres, 5120 Overlook Road, Coplay, is having an indoor yard sale 8 a.m. Nov. 24, sponsored by A Vision Ministry.
There will be Christmas gift items available.
For more information, call 610-261-2323.
Students explore graduate schools.
Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the second in a series of free informal round table discussions Nov. 29 on topics of interest to small business owners or those in the process of starting a business.
The round table will take place 8 a.m. in the meeting room at Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.
Attorney John D. Lychak will give the presentation.
Participants will be given time to introduce themselves and may share their business cards.
Advance registration is required.
Joan Failla, president of the Lehigh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, recently presented a mock check to Lehigh County commissioners.
The $3,722,619 "check" represents the amount of money Lehigh County PASR school retiree members saved local communities through their donated time to charitable, educational, political and religious organizations in 2011.
Failla said retired public school employees are some of the most active, involved people in their hometown communities.