The Voices of Mobile, a 15-member gospel concert group, traveled from the campus of the University of Mobile, Ala., on its way to Carnegie Hall.
Along the way, the group stopped at churches — including Lighthouse Baptist Church, Breinigsville, on June 14 — to present gospel concerts
The school, which members of Voices of Mobile attend, offers Master’s degrees in music, piano and voice. The musical group heads out to churches, mostly in the southeastern United States, every weekend during the school year and sings during morning worship and again in the evening.
In our worldwide task of caring for the hungry and despairing, in the harvest we all share, God’s will be done. (From the hymn “For the Fruit of all Creation”)
Jeff Wetzel of Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Krumsville, thought of a new way to honor mothers on Mother’s Day and fathers on Father’s Day.
Why not collect food during that period to give to Veterans Making a Difference at the Paul R. Gordon Veterans Social Center, Reading, he thought to himself.
During the Lynn Township supervisors’ June meeting, resident Brian Mohr asked Zoning Officer Chris Noll about the progress, if any, on his complaints about White Deer Run.
Mohr asked whether White Deer Run was doing more than what was allowed by the zoning hearing board decision.
Noll reported he was told by the manager only alcoholics were being treated at the site and the requested improvements were done at the facility.
Supervisors Chairman Justin Smith said the board was now finished with this item.
Although work has been underway for several weeks for the new fire station at Community Fire Company 17, New Tripoli, the important milestone for the community and for firefighters was marked by an official groundbreaking on July 12.
Lynnport Fire Chief Clark Mantz has told The Press that while there was an informal discussion of the fire company getting a new truck in the future, the Lynnport Fire Company would not ask Heidelberg Township for financial assistance as reported in the Heidelberg Township supervisors story in the June 28 edition of the Northwestern Press.
A section of Route 100 near Fogelsville was dedicated July 14 in memory of U.S. Army Capt. Mark T. Resh, who served as an Apache Attack Helicopter pilot in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The section of highway stretches from the intersection of Main and Tilghman streets, Upper Macungie Township, to the intersection of Kernsville and Claussville Roads, Lowhill Township.
The highway memorializes the sacrifice of Resh, who was assigned to the 4th Attack Recon Battalion 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Air Division.
Weisenberg and New Tripoli volunteer fire departments, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched 9:49 a.m. on July 15 for a house fire due to an apparent lightning strike at a home in the 3000 block of New Smithville Road, Weisenberg Township.
“Arriving units encountered an active fire at the rear of the home, extending to the roof and interior,” Weisenberg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian C. Carl emailed The Press. “The fire was quickly knocked down but units remained on the scene for a few hours checking for extension and performing overhaul.”
Lehigh Valley Active Life members and guests celebrated the last day of spring, June 20, with a poetry reading by poet Shirley Binkley of Allentown.
Some of the poems Binkley read were: “Life is a Gift,” “America’s in Distress,” “Adopted,” “A God Moment,” “My Rubber Ducky” and “What if it was Your Child.”
Binkley, who publishes her own poetry, has written 191 poems. Of these, 81 have been published.
Her first book of poems is titled “One Size Fits All: Poetry for Every Mood.”
Binkley is working on her next book.
The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society will likely receive a $2,000 grant, $3,000 less than the newly formed nonprofit had requested from the county.
Lehigh County commissioners approved a motion to amend the bill to reduce the original $5,000 to $2,000.
At the previous meeting, during the first reading of the bill, Commissioner Percy Dougherty opposed the idea of giving $5,000 saying other deserving organizations which have been operational for many years were only getting $2,000.
The bill is expected to be voted on again at the next commissioners’ meeting.
Lehigh Carbon Community College recently received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation under the S-STEM program, designed to produce skilled graduates prepared to enter the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workforce.
The Start SMART project, which stands for Self-Motivated, Academic, Reflective and Talented, will provide scholarships for 90 to 100 academically talented, low-income students to increase their retention, degree completion and transfers to four-year programs.