Family members: Dad, Gordon; mom, Anita; brother, Michael; sister, Valerie
Favorite subject: Playwriting because I like to express myself through writing and I like that it connects two of my passions, writing and theater
Activities: Dance (15 years), acting and stage managing
Next steps: Going to my dream college for four years and then becoming a professional stage manager
Career goals: Equity stage manager
Heroes: My dad because he's battling heart disease and he still takes care of his family. He's the bravest person I know.
Northampton County Council approved county government's $328 million 2013 budget with only one dissenting vote and some staffing request refusals.
For 2013, the millage rate will remain at 10.8. For a taxpayer with a property assessed at $50,000, that means $540 in county taxes.
The majority of council supported the balanced budget because of the no-tax increase.
Recent school board meetings have often returned to the Nitschmann MS debate; what are the options and what's the best use of resources and the existing building.
Residents referenced, numerous times, a Morning Call-published editorial by Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton, is which he offered to supply a group for an independent analysis of Nitschmann. As weeks passed BASD opposition to the idea arose and citizens (at least the two who spoke at public meetings) were embittered by the board's inattentiveness to the possibility.
Friday's tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook ES in Newtown, Conn., will leave an emotional scar on our country and permanent hole in the hearts of the families of that small community.
When Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem 2,000 years ago, as told in the Gospel of Luke, they covered approximately 80 miles. On Dec. 8, in memory of that journey, approximately 150 people made the shorter, 10-mile, trip between Nazareth and Bethlehem here in the Lehigh Valley. Called the Christmas Peace Pilgrimage, it's the 53rd time this group has made the trip, walking with simple star and peace signs. It's an annual reminder of the true meaning of Christmas - peace on earth.
In our Dec. 19 issue, we incorrectly identified Central Moravian Assistant Pastor Janel Rice as Janet Rice. We apologize for our error and any inconvenience it may have caused.