Five area Rotary Clubs joined forces March 11 to help reduce hunger in the Lehigh Valley as they set up a production line operation in Moravian College’s Haupert Union Building. Over 100 Rotarians from the Bethlehem, Morning Star, Easton, Nazareth and Saucon clubs packed rice and bean and apple cinnamon oatmeal meals for distribution to area food banks.
Packing 20,000 dry meals in several shifts, the effort marked the first time that all five clubs in Rotary District 7430 had partnered on a community service project.
With nearly 350 volunteers at the Boutique at the Rink, I explored the following with six of them: What do you get out of volunteering at the Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraising event?
Volunteer meetings in the afternoon and evening of April 5 signaled that preparations are underway for the 2017 Boutique at the Rink cancer fundraiser. The annual event, which supported the St. Luke’s Cancer Center, St. Luke’s Hospice and the Cancer Support Community to the tune of $231,000 in 2016, will begin accepting donations May 1 until May 19 at the Earl E. Schaffer Municipal Ice Rink, located at 345 Illick’s Mill Road. Hours for donation drop-offs are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Students at the Chesterbrook Academy Preschool have been learning about the important roles that bugs play in the environment, so it made sense that on Earth Day they would participate in a ladybug release for the fifth year in a row.
Noting that the overcast misty weather was perfect for the release, Principal Michele Somishka did the honors as she cut open a shipping bag containing 1,500 ladybugs.
She said that it was important to have the youngsters be active participants in their learning.
ArtsQuest and the Lehigh Valley Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (LVASCE) celebrated national Engineers Week by premiering ‘Dream Big: Engineering Our World’, a film produced by award – winning McGillivray Freeman Films. The American Society of Engineers partnered on the project, which was presented by the Bechtel Corporation.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts Theatre will present “Hair” at four evening performances from Wednesday, April 26 to Saturday, April 29 at 7 PM, and a matinee performance at 2 PM on Sunday, April 30. “Hair” is a rock musical about the 1960s hippie movement based on the book and lyrics of James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt McDermot. The Charter Arts cast of “Hair” are directed by Ashley Tait-Weller, and Neil Chaban is director of music with Peter Wrenn-Meleck in charge of technical direction.
If you could bring back any television program from when you were a kid, which one would it be?
The Bethlehem chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is currently hard at work making preparations for its 55th annual used book sale. Over 50 volunteers and area high school students seeking to meet community service requirements have been collecting, sorting and pricing donations at the Memorial Pool House located at 359 Illick’s Mill Road.
What was your reaction to the retaliatory missile attack by the United States against a Syrian air base?