The following Lehigh County races were uncontested in the May 21 municipal primary.
The unofficial votes are according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.
Controller four-year term
Mark Pinsley, received 13,212 votes
Glenn Eckhart, received 10,560 votes
District attorney four-year term
Jim Moreno, received 13,135 votes
Jim Martin, received 11,387 votes
Sheriff four-year term
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.
Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible senior citizens while supplies last.
The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.
Proof of age and residency must be provided.
Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.
The popular social media site Snapchat released a new feature this month. The gender swap filter allows you to take a picture of yourself or a friend and transform into the opposite gender.
Snapchat allows people to send pictures or short videos, called “snaps,” to friends. The most popular feature is these snaps only last a few seconds and then disappear.
Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th
Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem
Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.
Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th
Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown
Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.
Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th
Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County
Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.
Rep. Gary Day, R-187th
Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli
Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.
I wish I could go back in time
to relive my history;
I’d reconnect with friends and family
That meant so much to me.
There is so much I didn’t know
When I was just a kid;
But knowing what I do today,
T’would be a different life I’d live.
Our cousins moved around the state,
Didn’t get to see them much;
Because of all the distance,
It was hard to keep in touch.
Most of my family have left this world
While unable to say “goodbye”
When I think about all that I’ve lost,
It makes me want to cry.
There were seven candidates on the ballot May 21 for the one available seat on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
In an unofficial tally from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Anna-Kristi Morffi Marks came out on top on both the Democrat and Republican tickets for the 10-year term on the bench.
On the Republican ticket, Tom Capehart, however, was only an unofficial 394 votes behind with 3,563 votes (26.83 percent) to Morffi Marks’ 3,957 votes, 29.80 percent of the vote.
To the Editor:
Bravo to the Parkland High School Philharmonic String Orchestras for their May 9 performances.
Brian Mishler, director, and each member of the orchestra worked together so well to present the audience with beautiful, well-played music.
The large ensembles represented many nationalities and ethnic groups who played expertly and harmoniously with one another.
They gave us an excellent example of how we as a community and nation should cooperate to create a beautiful and peaceful world.
The Pennsylvania Germans had many beliefs and superstitions for holidays, seasons, and various subjects. Below are some proverbs regarding Ascension Day, this year on May 30.
Reggewasser vum Himmelfardaag is gut fer wehe Aage. Water from Ascension Day rain will cure sore eyes.
Uff Himmelfardaag darf mer net faahre odder mer hot en Unglick. If you take a drive on Ascension Day, you will have an accident.
Uff der Himmelfardaag darf mer net naehe odder’s Gewidder schlackt em in die Scheier. Lightning will strike your barn if you sew on Ascension Day.
Four Democratic candidates and four Republican candidates were on the May 21 ballot for a four-year term as Lehigh County commissioner at-large. Voters were to choose four.
The unofficial vote tally is from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.
Democrat Total unofficial votes 40,816
Bob Elbich, Weisenberg, received 9,123 votes 22.35 percent
Dave Harrington, Lower Milford, received 9,452 23.16 percent
Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall, received 11,782 votes 28.87 percent
Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall, received 10,459 votes 25.62 percent