When Shawna Burkett was a child growing up in western Pennsylvania, she recalls, she "liked to be outside all the time, all day long until dark."
So enamored of the outdoors was Burkett, now 24, she decided to make a career of it, despite a degree in literature from Edinboro University, near Erie.
Burkett, the Pennsylvania Game Commission's new wildlife conservation officer for lower Lehigh and Northampton counties, grew up in rural Jefferson County, where she hunted and fished with her father and uncles.
Meetings held in municipal building unless noted.
Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m.
Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Lynn Township Recreational Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.
Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration conference room.
Lehigh County residents discarded a record 1,557.5 pounds of expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at 17 sites April 27, during the sixth National Take Back Day.
That brings the total amount collected in Lehigh County during the last six events to 4,826 pounds.
The event was coordinated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and Lehigh County District Attorney's Office and police departments, Pennsylvania State Police and Allentown Health Bureau.
The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Fogelsville, has the following animals available for adoption.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the sanctuary at 484-788-8062.
The Campus Life Council at Elizabethtown College, Lancaster College, hosted the 35th annual Student Awards Ceremony April 17, to recognize and honor students and faculty and staff members for their outstanding accomplishments.
Christine Nagle, a senior education and social studies major, of New Tripoli, received the Called to Lead Program Completion Award.
Nathan J. Kleinschuster of Fogelsville and Adam B. Rabenold of Kutztown were two of 35 students selected to perform in Dr. Lewis Evitts Thayne's Presidential Inauguration at Lebanon Valley College in April.
Kleinschuster, a junior music education major, is a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.
Rabenold, a junior music education and music major, is a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.
A 23-year-old Bethlehem man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing three people at a party in a Lynn Township home.
According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Rod Beck's office, Slatington, Nevillon Yonnick Fung of 1871 Mark Twain Circle, Bethlehem, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, felony one; three counts of aggravated assault, felony two; three counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person, both second degree misdemeanors, and three counts of harassment, a summary offense in connection with the stabbings.
Embassy Bank holds reception for customers.
sings in choir
Joshua Fogerty of Allentown recently sang in the tenor section with the Ithaca College Choir at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall .
Fogerty is a sophomore vocal performance major in the Ithaca College School of Music.
Members of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently met at the Schnecksville Grange for its annual emergency services meeting.
Representatives from Schnecksville, Laurys Station, Neffs and Tri-Clover fire companies and NOVA Ambulance Corps attended the gathering.
The Lions Club presented each organization with a $1,000 donation.
Representatives of the Schnecksville Fire Company social hall also were given a donation for the Lions Club use of the facilities during the past year.