Twenty-seven members of New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, recently traveled to Keansburg, N.J. to help with clean-up efforts following Hurricane Sandy.
The group, working with volunteers from St. John's United Methodist Church, Hazlet, N.J., left at 5 a.m. Nov. 24 for the hour-and 49-minute trip to the shore.
Following their arrival and registration, the team was assigned to three homes in the flood-ravaged area six blocks from the beach.
Twisted Reed, 7998 King's Highway, Lynnport, is having its 2012 holiday open house 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16.
There will be hand-woven baskets, handpainted Old World santas, handloomed scarves, hand knitted hats and accessories, pottery and jewelry available.
New this year will be stained glass, handmade organic soaps, handcrafted cutting boards and other fine crafts.
Parking is at the rear of the store.
For information, call 610-298-2256.
Members of Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon Dec. 6 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown, for their membership luncheon.
Singer Claude Shappell will entertain. A business meeting will follow. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
For information, call 610-437-4265.
With budget season behind them, Lehigh County commissioners convened Nov. 20, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.
The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.
Commissioners also unanimously approved a lease of county-owned property along Riverside Drive, Salisbury...
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be holding a vaccination clinic 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at 9645 Hamilton Blvd, Breinigsville.
Cats must be in carriers; dogs must be on leashes.
For more information, call 610-301-5025.
Forgotten Felines and Fidos will be hosting photos with Santa at Pet-smart at Northampton Crossings, 3794 Easton Nazareth Highway (Route 248), Easton, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec 1 and 2.
For more information, call 610-365-3087.
New Jerusalem Zion United Church of Christ, across from Greenwich Elementary School, Route 737, Krumsville, is having its annual Christmas cookie sale starting 9 a.m. Dec. 8.
All are invited to come out and choose from the variety of cookies offered.
The Knights of Columbus Council 10921 of St. Joseph the Worker, Orefield, will be hosting its annual free throw contest for boys and girls 3:30-6 p.m. Jan. 4, 2013, in the church gymnasium.
Registration is 3:30 p.m. with shooting starting 4:15 p.m.
Proof of age (between ages 10 to 14 as of Jan.1, 2013) and parents written permission is required to participate.
This is a non-denominational event and there is no entry fee.
Winners of their respective divisions will...
The 2011-12 legislative session wrapped up in November, and before we begin the new session Jan. 1, 2013, I think it is wise to take a look back and see what we have accomplished.
Of course, some years are more productive than others but, this past year, we have been able to make significant progress on several fronts that will help improve the business climate in Pennsylvania, increase safety and protection, and honor our military men and women.
Certainly, the economy has...
High Honor Roll
Grade 9: Angela Alden, Nicholas Baer, Quentin Bernhard, Morgan Billig, Nathan Buzinski, Kylie Cloonan, Morgan Collins, Emma Conrey, Alora Dalrymple, Alyssa Dellecker, Ryan Dengler, Isabel Dietrich, Lauren Fenstermacher, Benjamin Fruchtl, Maria Haddad, Harrison Hall, Jaclyn Hardcastle, Haley Hebelka, Cassidy Himmelberger, Evan Hufnagle, Chet Karpyn, Mikaela Koenig, Jarred Krom, Megan Landrigan, Dylan Lobach, Alyssa Majewski, Joseph Mannig, Annilese Marrazzo, Thomas...
The Carbon Model Railroad Society will have an open house 7-9 p.m. Thursdays Nov. 29 through Jan. 3, 2013, at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown.
The display also be open 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 24 through Dec. 9 and again the weekend of Jan. 5, 2013.
The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool.
The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor. There will be new and pre-owned...