In honor of Older Americans Month, 15 Lehigh County residents were recognized May 15 at the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services' 13th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes.
This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have exhibited exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.
Some of the honorees at the tribute included Margaret Teitsworth, a resident of Phoebe Terrace, Allentown, Dean Cunfer of Slatington and Paul Barna of Coplay.
Nineteen Lehigh Valley residents have been arrested and charged with drug offenses after a 15-month investigation by state narcotics agents.
According to State Attorney General Kathleen Kane, narcotics agents arrested 23 people and broke up a $7 million crystal methamphetamine ring stretching from Mexico to the Lehigh Valley.
Evidence and testimony regarding the alleged drug trafficking was presented to a statewide investigating grand jury, which recommended criminal charges be filed.
The young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing diligently to present the two-act play "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."
The story is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Twain.
Set in the 1800s, the play tells the story of 14-year-old Tom Sawyer, who is raised along the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri.
As the play unfolds, Sawyer matches wits with his Aunt Polly, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Becky Thatcher, and goes on adventures with his friend Huckleberry Finn.
Actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been rehearsing their version of "The Amateurs" for the past two months.
This three-act play is based on John Kendrick Bangs book, "The Bicyclers and Three Other Farces."
The play tells the story of a group of friends from the 1880s who are amateurs at everything they do, including riding a bicycle.
Matthew Buonanno portrays Robert Yardsley. Stephen Gahman plays Jack Barlow.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15, was recently honored with The Friend of the Farm Bureau Award for consistently voting in favor of the farming community.
"The award recognizes those members of congress who support policies that help farmers obtain profitability with less regulatory interference and increase demand for U.S. products through new uses and enhanced trade opportunities," Arland Schantz, governmental relations director for the Lehigh County Farm Bureau, explained.