St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, is helping to raise money to lay 1,500 wreaths at Resurrection Cemetery, Krocks Road, Wescosville, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor fallen veterans at more than 1,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad.
This year’s event will take place Dec. 15.
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. grapeseed or canola oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 tbs. cream cheese, softened
2-2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1-2 Tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
3 cups sugar
2-1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted
2/3 cup cocoa, sifted
2-14 tsp. baking powder
2-1/4 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, PA Preferred, room temperature
1-1/2 cups milk, PA Preferred
3/4 cups vegetable oil
2-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup Cherry Divyne wine
1-1/2 cups butter, softened
2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted
1/3 cup cocoa, sifted
2 lbs. confectioner’s sugar
Recent actions by South Whitehall administrative staff and property owner Atul Patel have yielded improvements in the area around the King George Inn, reported township Manager Renee Bickel during the Oct. 17 board of commissioners’ meeting.
In August, Commissioner David Bond raised the issue with concerns not only about the surrounding property but about the inn itself.
“The building is deteriorating,” said Bond at the time. “It could just fall down.”
Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan voiced her opinion at the time.
Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the proposed budget for 2019 on Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by county commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.
Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the county administration building attended by the press, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.
Armstrong warned against letting the commissioners’ amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.
Stagemakers at the J will be presenting “The Lion King Jr.,” a heartwarming, coming-of-age musical about an African lion named Simba, who discovers the true meaning of love, courage and loyalty at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.
Simba’s father Mufasa is the king, which gives Simba sovereign claim to the throne.
But Simba has a jealous, power-hungry uncle, Scar, who is determined to be king one day.
After Scar falsely convinces Simba he was responsible for Mufasa’s death, Simba runs away.