The Lehigh Valley Zoo celebrated Easter weekend with numerous events April 18-22.
On April 18, there was a Bean the Sloth meet-and-greet, and on Monday, Earth Day, various community groups showed ways to help protect the Earth from pollution and degradation due to climate change.
Monday was also a good day to meet Luani, a 2-1/2-year old African penguin. Luani is a Lehigh Valley native as he was born at the zoo.
Older penguins now call the zoo their home as part of the Save Animals From Extinction program.
The Korea/Vietnam Memorial Inc. will have a special commemorative program 2 p.m. April 28 at the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Route 309, Schnecksville.
Veterans whose names have been added to the plaza, a Purple Heart recipient, members of the Allentown Veterans Outreach Group and the Fleet Reserve will be honored.
Special recognition will be given the long time KVM Officers, CEO Frank Ginther and President Robert Wolfe.
LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber and Director of Veterans Services Leslie Bartholomew will give presentations.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, has the following cats available for adoption. For more information, call 610-760-9009 and press No. 2 or submit an application at forgottenfelines.org.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center has recognized 24 area organizations for their commitment to the health and welfare in the Lehigh Valley community through blood drive sponsorship.
Former Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim will be remembered long after he has left office because county commissioners voted on a resolution April 10 to name the conference room in the Coroner’s Office and Forensic Center in his honor.
According to the resolution approved by the commissioners, Grim served in the coroner’s office for 26 years, 22 of which he was county coroner.
Under his leadership, the coroner’s office was nationally accredited by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners in 2005.
This reporter went to Paris with her daughter, Leanne, for a quick weekend trip in April 2005.
We went over to see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and, of course, the French Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral with its stained glass windows, gargoyles and flying buttresses.
We also saw the Arc de Triomphe, walked along the Champs-Elysees and took a boat ride on the Seine.
When I heard there was a fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 I didn’t believe one of the most historic sites in Paris could be no more. And, burning during Easter week, at that.