Lorrie Rauch of New Tripoli won first place with her peachy apple pie in the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest Jan. 5 at the 2013 Pennsylvania Farm Show, Harrisburg.
It's all in the apples," Rauch said. "If you have a good apple, you have a good pie."
Her choice was Cortland apples from a local farmer's market.
Rauch, who loves baking and competing, won the contest in 2009 and has baked a different type of pie each year she competed in the contest.
Shirley Jones, a member of the Palmerton Area Historical Society, brought her cousin Marian Jones to a recent meeting to discuss her service as a World War II nurse.
Jones, 91, who was wearing a shirt on which was written, "I proudly served in World War II," said she followed Gen. George Patton during the invasion of Europe.
He would move forward and the nurses would pack up and move, too, she explained.
"You are only as rich as your memories," Jones said, adding her memories of the war are rich and a permanent part of her.
Thirty-one bingo offers chance to win carryalls.
First-place winner:Lorrie Rauch
Peachy Apple Pie
serves eight people from 9-inch pie
4 cups flour
1 egg (beaten)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tsp. salt
½ cup water
1 ½ cups lard (buttered Crisco)
Weisenberg, Fogelsville and Trexlertown firefighters respond to a smoke-in-a-dwelling call in Upper Macungie.
Breakfast is served at Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.
Meetings held in municipal building.
Lynn Township Environmental Advisory Committee, 6 p.m.
Weisenberg Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. to consider an ordinance regulating design installation and inspection of drywells.
Lynn Township Recreation Advisory Committee, 7 p.m.
Northwestern Lehigh School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration conference room.
Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society is collecting aluminum cans.
Bring them to Werleys Corner headquarters, anytime, and place them under the forebay of the barn.
Northwestern's Chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions is having a free electronics recycling day 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19 in the Northwestern Lehigh High School parking lot, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli.
Monetary donations go directly to the school's SADD chapter.
THURSDAY, JAN. 10
·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co., 1 p.m. lunch; meeting 1:30 p.m. Call 610-432-0260.
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 395-1006.
·Model Railroad Ex-plorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., from 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
Lehigh County Commissioners again voted to table the Green Future Fund, despite the urging of dozens of residents to pass the bill during the board's Dec. 19, 2012 meeting.
The fund would have provided $1.06 million to park and trail projects across the county including the Martin Luther King Trail in Allentown and the Saucon Rail Trail in Lower Macungie Township.
Among those who attended the meeting to support the bill was Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, who said he was shocked the county would "turn its back to the voters."