Dana Stellar is a name familiar to many in the sports community. Her father, Tony, of Stellar Construction, is another well-known name.
Each year, the "Stellar Catch A Rising Star" boys and girls high school tournament draws youth from many communities.
Both Stellars are proud to be 1,000-point scorers in basketball at their respective high schools.
Tony earned the honor at Salisbury High School; his daughter at Northwestern High School.
The two are also involved in the "Steps for Stellar Cancer Run," for which Dana is the race director.
Mountainview Horse Rescue and Safe Sanctuary has display at Agri-Plex.
A 28-year-old Kempton woman was killed Jan. 2 when her vehicle collided with a pickup truck around 4:13 a.m. on Route 100 North, just north of George Road, Lowhill Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
Alisha M. Heilman, 279 Quaker City Road, was pronounced dead 4:56 a.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The cause of her death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries, Grim said.
He ruled her death an accident.
Grim's office and State Police Troop M Fogelsville are investigating the crash.
Members of Heidelberg Union Church collect monetary donations and food for families in need.
Lehigh Gap Nature Center intern Katie Rittenhouse was saying her goodbyes to the new friends she made during the center's annual hawk count on Bake Oven Knob and at the Osprey House.
The Nature Center needs an intern because members have to fit their hawk-watching hours around their jobs.
Her mother, Linda, said Katie learned so much. She is thankful other hawk watchers were good mentors for her daughter.
In addition to her mother, her father Wayne and sister Emily accompanied her to the banquet held annually at the end of the season.
Grace Irene Hunsicker Snyder celebrated her 90th birthday with more than 60 friends and relatives at Country Meadows, Allentown.
Grace, who lived and farmed with her parents and later with her husband, Daniel Nathan Snyder, in the New Tripoli area most of her life, was born on July 28.
She knew there was going to be a party for her, but that is all she knew. The remainder was a surprise.
Grace, who in her teen years, would occasionally write poetry, was delighted when the short program opened with the singing of three of her favorite hymns, including "He Touched Me.
Heidelberg supervisors' December 2012 meeting was dominated by resident comments and complaints.
Residents Carl Brein-inger and Charles Perich questioned the board about yard waste disposal.
"What are we doing about the yard waste?" Breininger asked.
He was referring to the lack of a collection site since the county closed its facility in 2011.
Supervisor Steve Bachman replied there was not enough interest to justify providing service for this.
Kathy Hermany, chairman of the Night in the Country Committee, would like to have more activities participate in future "Night" celebrations.
She told the Northwestern Recreation Commission at its November 2012 meeting all vendors and activities have paid their share to the commission.
President Donald Link addressed Hermany.
"Thank you so much for all you've done," Link said. "It's been a successful year."
She reported the group that runs the car cruise turned its donation back to the commission.
God sightings are always a touching thing. I didn't have to wait long for my first God sighting of the new year.
I received a call from a fellow missionary who works in another part of the Comarca in Panama.
Seems a little boy, maybe 5- or 6 years old was accidentally wacked in the face by a machette.
His father was working cutting something and the boy got too close.
She, my missionary friend, brought the boy, his mom and four other girls she was watching to the San Felix clinic where she was asking me about bus schedules.
Happy New Year Lynn! Make 2013 your best year yet. Get involved. Join a club; embark on an adventure and make those resolutions come true.
Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, reminds the community the clothing closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 12.
There are free clothes for the entire family. Proof of need is not required. Clothing donations are not being accepted at this time.
Lynnport Fire Company, Lynnport, is hosting a "Biggest Loser" weight loss challenge.