Scott Grim has announced he is stepping down as Lehigh County’s coroner effective Feb. 28.
After 26 years investigating the cause and manner of hundreds of deaths within his jurisdiction, Grim is looking forward to his new job with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Grim will be investigating violent deaths, working with other coroners, law enforcement and district attorneys to develop programs to reduce the number of these type of deaths.
Tom Capehart, a partner in an Allentown law firm, has announced his candidacy for judge on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.
An attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart says he would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County.
Capehart, a registered Republican, says he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.
Rather than lament the frigid temperatures and bleak landscapes so typical of January, area residents can travel the yellow brick road and escape to the Land of Oz.
Join some of the most beloved characters brought to life by a local acting troupe in their version of the “The Wizard of Oz,” produced and directed by Kempton resident Tom Nardone.
His daughter, Christine Nardone Storch, is serving as musical director.
The Rev. Hal Hopkins recently welcomed visitors to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Breinigsville, for a gospel concert by The Jacob Brothers.
“We are glad you are here,” Hopkins said at the Dec. 8, 2018, event. “We will be led in worship by the Jacobs Brothers.
“Send our warmest wishes and welcome them. I pray this will be a joyful evening for you.
The music began with a clap-along song and the words “This love is way way, yes, two ways, down inside of me.”
“Gospel music means good news,” Mike Jacobs said.
The Da Vinci Science Center, Allentown, hosted its 11th Ice Cream Wars competition on Jan. 5.
Nine local businesses — ATAS International, B. Braun, radio station B104, Cedar Crest College, PPL, St. Luke’s University Hospital, UGI, WFMZ Channel 69 and Weidenhammer entered the contest this year.
B104 won for the second year in a row with its creation of “Dirt Ice Cream.”
The recipe included whole milk, chocolate milk, heavy cream, instant pudding mix, sugar, vanilla, Oreos and gummy worms.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, joined his colleagues Jan. 1 in taking the oath of office as a state representative for the 2019-20 legislative session.
This is his second term representing the residents of the 183rd Legislative District.
Mako, was appointed one of 10 deputy policy chairmen for the legislative session.
Lehigh County’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes program.
The program is part of Older Americans Month celebrated in May.
“To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
•Must be at least 60 years of age.
•Must be a Lehigh County resident.
•Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis, not paid.
•Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others.
·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 meets 8-9 p.m.