Lehigh County commissioners have tabled a bill that would have given $1.06 million to local park improvement projects.
The Green Futures Fund Program, approved by voters in a non-binding referendum in 2002, would have given $324,693 to Allentown for the Martin Luther King Trail; $238,000 to Lower Macungie; and $231,888 to Upper Saucon Township for the Saucon Rail Trail.
The program would have also given money to projects in Salisbury Township, Emmaus and Bethlehem.
Northwestern Lehigh High School Counselors Carissa Snyder, Erica Gross, and Angela Traub are overjoyed that 77 families in need were given a holiday surprise this year, as a result of the communities absolute kindness and generosity.
In the spirit of Christmas, selfless residents of the community, various clubs from the high school, district employees, parents, and students dropped off gift cards to the high school counseling office in the last two weeks, totaling an amazing dollar...
AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon Jan. 3, 2013 at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.
Bring a non-perishable food for the food bank.
Refreshments will be available during social hour.
After the business meeting, guitarist Shep will entertain.
New members are welcome.
For more information, call 610-395-2820.
Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet noon Dec. 20 for a Christmas party at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
First timers and those wanting lunch are asked to call Ken Zeiner at 610-837-7246.
There is a fee for the luncheon.
For more information, call Marie Nader, membership chair, at 610-231-0237.
Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, is offering a free pork and sauerkraut meal between noon- 2 p.m. Jan. 1, 2013.
All are welcome to come and celebrate all of God's blessings and to share in fun and fellowship.
Take-out meals will be available.
To make a reservtion, call 484-400-0508 or 610-285-6157 by Dec. 26.
For more information, call 610-285-6157.
To the Editor:
Even with the magnitude of last Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.
The children and families of their community are forever changed.
I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.
Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook.
Even young children can contribute without knowing...
Upper Lehigh Lions honor their own.
Thursday, Dec. 20: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken parmesan or meatballs with rotini pasta and sauce, tossed salad cup, steamed peas, peaches, milk.
Friday, Dec. 21: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Early dismissal. No lunch.
Monday, Dec. 24 through Dec. 31: No school.
These animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health and Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton.
The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running clinics so animals can be spayed or neutered before going home.
For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit healthyanimalcenter.org.
·America on Wheels, Allentown, needs volunteers to serve and take orders in the museum café.
Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200 ext. 11 or email@example.com.
·Camelot for Children, Lehigh Valley Mall needs capable, experienced gift wrappers to staff a booth at the mall on various days and shifts through Dec. 24.
Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or cassiek...