Bonnie Lee Strunk, a writer and photographer for The Press weekly newspapers, received four awards during the National Federation of Press Women's annual conference Sept. 20-22 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
All four entries previously won first place in state competition sponsored by Pennsylvania Press Club this past spring.
This year, all Lehigh County residents will vote for the U.S. Representative from the 15th Congressional District.
As a result of redistricting after the 2010 Census, the portion of Upper Macungie the previoiusly was in the 6th District is now part of the 15th.
The district has also shifted west, dropping Easton and part of Bethlehem and picking up parts of the I-78 corridor toward Dauphin County.
Those changes should make the district, which has been in Republican hands under Pat Toomey and Congressman Charlie Dent for over a decade, less Democrat.
Lehigh County Commissioners passed an amended version of County Executive Bill Hansell's budget at their Oct. 24 meeting.
The amendment directed Hansell to reduce county spending on personnel by $5 million, and turned a $6.5 million, one-time tax credit into a reduction of the millage rate by a percentage that would decrease county revenue by $5 million.
The remaining $1.5 million will remain as a tax credit.
Commissioners Vic Mazziotti, Scott Ott, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Thomas Creighton III voting in favor.
Voters in the 134th Legislative District may be a bit confused this year.
After Douglas Reichley resigned to take his seat on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas, voters went to the polls April 24 to vote in a special election, and to vote in the 2012 primary.
Faced with a slate of choices, Republican voters nominated Ryan Mackenzie for a two-year term while Patrick Slattery was unopposed on the Democratic side.
At the same time, Mackenzie defeated Slattery in the special election to fill Reichley's seat by roughly 60 percent to 40 percent.
Wammer die Schteeg nuffallt hot mer Glick. If we fall up the steps, we will have good luck.
Wann's Fie schpotyaahrs in re Drupp weed, gebt's en hadder Winder. If cattle graze close together in fall, there will be a hard winter.
Friday Night at the Movies will be presented 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2096 Independent Road, Route 863 S, New Smithville.
The third in the Left Behind Series, "World at War," will be shown. Admission is free, so come out and enjoy.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center has race.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1
·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 610-395-1006.
·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.
·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, 8-9 p.m.
Laurie Snyder, of Ulrich Road, Germansville, appeared before Heidelberg Township supervisors this month to respond to a complaint the township received from her neighbor.
The complaint concerned her target shooting practice on her property, which the neighbor apparently said involved noise and safety issues.
"He has a personal vendetta against me," Snyder said.
Two state police cruisers went to the neighbor's house, then came to her property, she said.
The troopers reportedly said she was within her rights, and the activity met the applicable safety standards.
Water Wheel Farm Market offers fall cornucopia.
"We make custom wood countertops," Denise Grothouse said explaining why "This Old House," a PBS television show, came to Germansville to film Oct. 11.
Grothouse said this was the company's fourth appearance on the program.
The film crew visited Grothouse Lumber Company in 2007. The other times, Grothouse went to the site of the house being renovated.
Cambridge House, Cambridge, Mass., is the new project for Grothouse and "This Old House."
Although the outside is a fine old Victorian house, the interior will be modernized.