Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate the spring equinox, the time of year when the sun crosses the celestial equator March 17 and 18.
The zoo will be offering an exciting line up of hands on interactive experiences including tours of interactive exhibits, special zoo keeper talks and educational crafts.
The zoo’s next Corks and Canvas painting party, featuring North American River Otters, will be on March 28.
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Painting will be 6-8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of painting at the zoo, while sipping on wine.
Robert M. Fegley VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, recently donated $2,000 to the Upper Macungie Township Police Department to help fund the department’s fingerprinting and DNA testing program for children.
“We started with a community donation and we looked for areas where we could be helpful in the community,” VFW Post 8282 Commander William Richards said, at the post’s Feb. 19 meeting. “It was brought to our attention the Upper Macungie Police Department could use a little help.”
Bonnie Reppert, bar steward with the VFW, presented the $2,000 donation.
The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed to The Press that, according to ICE officials, the Philadelphia HSI office is involved in the case of missing 16-year-old Allentown teen, Amy Yu, but would not comment further on the investigation.
Allentown Police are attempting to locate Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly, 45, who remain missing since March 5.
According to the Allentown Police Department Facebook page, Yu and Kevin Michael Esterly could have traveled together in a 1999 two-door red Honda Accord with Pennsylvania license plate KLT 0529.
The Neffs National Bank presented checks Feb. 21 in the amount of $20,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, and Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.
They also presented checks in the amount of $10,000 each to the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society and Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus.
“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said.
State Police Troop L, Hamburg, and Hamburg Borough Police, Berks County, are investigating the death of a 58-year-old woman which occurred 5:24 p.m. Feb. 17 at 402 N. 5th St., in the borough.
State police say borough police responded for a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival, they discovered Suzanne Lenkiewicz, who was deceased, and her husband Gary, 56, on the floor.
Police say emergency medical services were dispatched to the home.
A 21-year-old South Whitehall Township woman was killed when her vehicle collided with another vehicle 9:57 a.m. Feb. 16 at 5341 Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Emily Tomredle was pronounced dead at 11:54 a.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Grim said the cause of her death was attributed to multiple blunt force trauma. He ruled the manner of death an accident.
A 41-year-old Schuylkill County man has died eight days after his vehicle struck a tree and went down an embankment around 2 p.m. Feb. 7 in front of 1608 Independent Road, Weisenberg Township.
According to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim, Christopher Angelo of Schuylkill Haven, was pronounced dead at 4:03 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
An autopsy was performed Feb. 16, Grim said, adding the cause of Angelo’s death was attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.
He ruled the manner of his death an accident.
Police in South Whitehall Township and Allentown are investigating whether three armed robberies on Feb. 12 may be connected.
South Whitehall police say at approximately 4:38 a.m. Feb. 12, several individuals entered the 15th St., A Plus Minimart, 1501 Mauch Chunk Road, South Whitehall, displaying a handgun and demanding cash. Police say during the robbery, the clerk was pushed to the floor by one of the individuals, who then removed cash from the register.
The suspects then left the store and entered a dark color SUV last seen turning northbound on Mauch Chunk Road.
A South Whitehall Township veterinarian has published her first book of poetry.
Dr. Debby Cougar, a small animal veterinarian since 1996, said she accidentally wrote “14 Cats,” a 34-page book of personal loves, losses and heartaches.
“I don’t read poetry,” Cougar said. “If you told me I would write this five years ago, I would have laughed at you.”
The first poem, “Colors,” just came to her one fall day.
She shared it with her family and they liked it.
Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is offering a unique giraffe experience for two at various times during February.
Guests will get to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner inside the St. Luke’s Giraffe Barn with the zoo’s very own Murphy and Tatu at select times Feb. 1-28.
They will have a private setting with just the giraffes and a member of the zoo keeper team.
Breakfast will include a yogurt parfait, bagels, muffins and fresh cut fruit.