After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-style diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam.
The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.
Washington Township supervisors said, at their June 4 meeting, they had attended a multi-municipal comprehensive plan workshop.
The plan covers Washington, Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, and Weisenberg townships and Slatington Borough.
Future workshops, sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, will be 8 a.m. June 13 at Washington, and 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Weisenberg.
The purpose of the workshops is to draft the vision, goals and objectives for the area over the next decade and beyond.
As in the past, art teacher Kathy Kehs issued invitations to teachers, students and community members to view hundreds of individual art pieces created by her art students over the course of the year.
“All the guests are invited to vote for their four favorites [works],” Kehs said. “Two in the sculptures and crafts and two in fine arts, [which includes] drawing, painting, pastels and ink.”
“The top four winners [earned] a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby as part of the people’s choice awards,” Kehs said.
Over 350 pieces were on display in the show.
Riverbend Community Church went all out to give some of the community’s most special people a chance to dress up, be feted and to have fun at a prom just for them.
The recent celebration at The Palace Center, Allentown gave 140 special needs guests the chance to dance, eat and socialize.
The lobby of the Palace Center was transformed to create the atmosphere of a grand hotel lobby complete with red carpet where arriving guests strutted their finery as they entered.
After passing through a tremendous arch of balloons, the guests registered and met their buddy.
The dog and the detective. Or in this case, Silver and Doug Nothstein.
Silver is a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever arson dog. Nothstein is a detective with the Bethlehem Police Department.
Together, they’ve forged quite the successful alliance since Silver became a member of the police department.
Nothstein from Lehighton said the process for Silver to become a member of the Bethlehem Police Department has been a project two and a half years in the making.
THURSDAY JUNE 13
·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.
·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.
·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.
Emma Yorkey, a resident of Mosser Nursing home, Trexlertown, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family May 5 at Good Will Fire Company. No. 1, also in Trexlertown. A native of Topton, Yorkey was surrounded by well-wishers from near and far.
Yorkey, the mother of eight children, has 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.