More than 100 Lehigh Valley residents from all faiths gathered at Calvary Baptist Church recently for a symposium on homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.
The presentation, sponsored by the Lehigh County Conference of Churches, was led by Allentown's First Lady, Lisa Pawlowski, co-chair of Allentown's Commission to End Chronic Homelessness by 2017.
She spoke about the city's plan for eliminating homelessness and the steps already taken.
Citizens Fire Company, Slatedale, has received a new fire truck.
Chief Blaine Horn attended a recent Washington Township supervisors workshop to ask the board to maintain insurance on the old truck until it was sold. The request was denied by supervisors.
A motion was made and passed to place guide rail along Bottom Road to keep vehicles from crashing into a trailer in Fox Mobile Home Park.
Resident Alan Sotak requested lines be painted on Bottom Road and Oakview Drive.
This work will be added to the painting job.
The V.G. Kern Veterans Association Inc. will remain in existence following Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Carol K. McGinley's June 18 ruling.
Her decision dismissed a suit by Joseph R. Zeller and Leslie A. Reppert who asserted the association should be dissolved based on accusations it failed to uphold its purpose and that funds were misappropriated. According to court documents, Vernon Granville Kern Post 8344 was issued a charter by the VFW in October 1946, officially incorporating it in Pennsylvania.
The late English poet and artist Cicely Mary Barker referred to them as "wayside flowers."
Around here, many people simply call them "weeds." Other folks much prefer the term "wildflowers."
Whatever they are called, these plants, found growing along roadside, field, fence or untended patch of land anywhere, are undeniably lovely to look at, not to mention stubborn and hardy and sometimes invasive.
Putting aside any disdain or prejudice for the moment, take a good look and, as Barker suggests in her Flower Fairy books, "learn to see how pretty common things can be."
Carl Zettlemoyer of Maxatawny Township, Berks County, was recently honored with the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award.
The award recognizes pilots who have demonstrated professionalism, skill and aviation expertise by maintaining safe operations for 50 years or more.
In the United States, there are some 875,000 pilots and around 210 pilots who have received this prestigious award.
Zettlemoyer began his flight training in 1952 at Kutztown Aviation Service, Kutztown.
Parkland Community Library has Touch-a-Truck event.
The Great Allentown Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador award at the fair's opening ceremony.
In addition to annually being elected as the President of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the long-time fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit de-partment that judges and showcases more than 9,000 entries in agriculture, horticulture, domestic and fine arts each year.
The Lehigh County Coroner's Office is looking for the next of kin of a 83-year-old man who died in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Robert Downing, of Lenhartsville, Berks County, was pronounced dead at 1:04 a.m. Sept. 25, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said. Downing died from natural causes, he said.
Anyone who has information on Downing's relatives is asked to contact the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.
Meetings held in the municipal building.
Lowhill Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Lehigh County Commissioners, 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.
Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7:30 p.m. at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville.
Lynn Twp. Supervisors, 6:30 p.m.
Heidelberg Township Supervisors, 7:30 p.m.
Jacob's Church, 8373 Kings Highway, Lynn Township, is having a pig roast 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6.
The meal includes fresh roasted pork, baked potato, baked beans, pepper cabbage, applesauce and homemade dessert.
For information, call Faye Billig at 610-298-2271.
A night at the movies is being offered 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Route 863 S), New Smithville.
Bring the family to see a free, wholesome movie filled with excitement.
Call 610-285-2235 for more information.