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.
THURSDAY MARCH 8
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.
·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, meets 8-9 p.m.
Forgotten Felines and Fido’s animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is holding a vendor bingo March 4 at the Emmaus Fire Company No. 1, 50 South 6th St., Emmaus.
Doors will open at noon with game starting at 1:15 p.m.
There is an admission fee.
Make sure to mention at the door you are there to support Forgotten Felines and Fido’s and the admission fee will go to FF&F.
Plan calls for first wellness-focused independent living project in the region
According to information provided by Phoebe Ministries and Rodale Inc., upon sale of the Rodale business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family wanted to ensure its property, nearly 40 acres in the heart of Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region.
As part of the opening for the Feb. 21 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting, the moment of silence was dedicated to the victims, families and extended families of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla.
Moving on to other matters, D’Huy Construction Management Services was approved for the high school modernization project.
Financing for the project was discussed by Scott Shearer of PFM; Kevin Reid of King Spry; and David Hunsicker and John Hayes of New Tripoli Bank.
Northwestern Lehigh Middle School auditorium was packed and all eyes were fixed on the time capsule buried 25 years ago.
The artifacts, carefully placed in the time capsule, stirred the collective imagination and represented what the school valued when it first opened its doors in 1992.
The school’s first principal, Dr. James Warfel, that had the capsule placed in the cornerstone of the building, knowing one day it would be exhumed.
As a child, Jacqueline Curley, now of South Whitehall, had no idea she would grow up to be a top salesperson in one of the world’s largest corporations, while also being the only woman in her global engineering role.
But, what Curley did know in her youth, growing up in Wilkes-Barre, is she loved math and interacting with and helping people.
So, she was determined to find a career that cultivated these passions.